In December, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s scathing report on the CIA’s interrogation program exposed graphic accounts of the techniques used against terrorism suspects. But the use of torture by U.S. personnel was not limited to the CIA, nor was it limited to a group of brutal guards at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.
In this story, writer Joshua Phillips lifts the curtain on another episode of prisoner abuse in Iraq and its impact on one U.S. service member who participated in the violence and tried to stop it.
Phillips spent a decade interviewing troops who were involved in prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- The photo has a story of its own – read it here.
- Meet another veteran and see how he’s facing the past.
- For more on American troops and torture, check out Phillips’ book on the subject.