April 24, 2005

Getting Away with Torture?

Command Responsibility for the U.S. Abuse of Detainees

Executive Summary
I. Official Sanction of Crimes against Detainees
II. A World of Abuse
III. Getting Away with Torture
In-house Investigations down the Chain of Command
Prosecuting Some Soldiers, Belatedly
IV. Impunity for the Architects of Illegal Policy
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Former CIA Director George Tenet
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez
Major General Geoffrey Miller
Other Generals in Iraq
Abu Ghraib-based Officers
V. Non-Governmental Attempts at Accountability
VI. The Need for a Special Prosecutor
VII. An Independent Commission
Annex - A Note on Command Responsibility