Fear Up Harsh: An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey Through Iraq

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Penguin, Jun 5, 2007 - History - 272 pages
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"Something really bad happened here." So begins Army interrogator Tony Lagouranis's first briefing at Abu Ghraib. While Lagouranis's training stressed the rules of the Geneva Conventions, once in Iraq, he discovered that pushing the legal limits of interrogation was encouraged. Under orders, he-along with numerous other soldiers-abused and terrorized Iraqis by adding "enhancements" like dogs, hypothermia, and other techniques to "Fear Up Harsh"-the official tactic designed to frighten prisoners into revealing information. And he saw others do far worse.

The first Army interrogator to publicly step forward and break the silence surrounding these tactics, Lagouranis reveals what went on in Iraqi prisons- raising crucial questions about American conduct abroad.
 

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Review: Fear Up Harsh: An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey Through Iraq

User Review  - Michael Duane Robbins - Goodreads

If you ever had doubts about the war in Iraq, take the word of someone who was there. Not me, dummy, the author. A first-hand account of Army Interrogator Lagouranis, he shares his personal descent ... Read full review

Review: Fear Up Harsh: An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey Through Iraq

User Review  - Corbin Routier - Goodreads

Suggested to me by a friend who once lived in Baghdad. The story describes how people do their duty which creates an unintended atmosphere. The story describes different perceptions on what force is ... Read full review

Contents

A NOTE ON THE TEXT
INTRODUCTION
PART I
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
PART III
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
PART IV
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 6
PART II
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
PART V
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Tony Lagouranis has appeared on "Democracy Now!," the PBS Frontline documentary, "The Torture Question," and MSNBC's Hardball. Allen Mikaelian is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Medal of Honor" and the national bestseller "The American Dream,

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