Abu Ghraib, 2004: Doctrinal Confusion of American Military Police

  • Shelby House

Abstract

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal in 2004 was one of the worst and most widely talked-about cases of prisoner abuse by American forces during any war. This scandal had lasting implications for the War in Iraq and America's War on Terror as a whole. This essay examines what failures in military doctrine led to such egregious abuses and how those failures have or have not been remedied.
Published
10-26-2015
How to Cite
HOUSE, Shelby. Abu Ghraib, 2004: Doctrinal Confusion of American Military Police. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 10, oct. 2015. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/3978>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v10i0.3978.
Section
Humanities and Social Sciences

Keywords

Abu Ghraib; prisoner abuse; military; human rights; Iraq War