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Tara McKelvey
Tara McKelvey, a senior editor at The American Prospect and a research fellow at NYU School of Law’s Center on Law and Security, is author of an upcoming book, Monstering: Inside America’s Policy on Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War (Carroll & Graf, June 12). She is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review.



Contractors rarely face disciplinary action in Iraq
ASK THIS | March 15, 2007
Legal roadblocks and red tape have protected civilian contractors in abuse cases, even in Abu Ghraib. Administration critics say the contractors are sometimes encouraged by the military or the CIA to use harsh interrogation techniques, knowing they won’t be prosecuted.

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