Prisoners of War

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Marshall Cavendish, Sep 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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In the field of social policy, some topics are so complicated that they will always be subject to debate. Since no clear right or wrong exists, they are consigned to the gray areas of ongoing dispute. Among such issues "open for debate" both across America and in this eye-opening series are capital punishment, genetic engineering, gun control, and global warming. Others involve terrorism and chemical and biological warfare, two outright evils, though with highly disputable solutions. Open for Debate explores the past, present, and future to shed light on complex, high-priority public policy. A lucid, readily accessible format offers the pros and cons of each issue with opinions from social policy experts. It features sidebars of fascinating facts and easy-to-understand diagrams of key statistics. Open for Debate introduces future public policy thinkers to both sides of twenty-first-century, life-and-death concerns.
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
The Issues
9
POWs and the Laws of
15
Humanitarian Ideals
25
Battlefield Realities
30
Rewards and Punishments
37
G A New Set of Rights
50
Repatriation and Propaganda
59
Prisoners and Torture
102
A Matter of Honor
115
Hamdan v Rumsfeld
121
The Military Commissions Act
130
The Debate Continues
137
Notes
143
Further Information
151
Bibliography
153

B Dignity and Humiliation
66
Unconventional Combatants
79
Prisoners Outside the Law
94

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About the author (2007)

Fridell earned a Master's degree in radio, television, and film from Northwestern University. He taught English as a second language while a member of the Peace Corp in Bangkok, Thailand.

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