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Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

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Political Studies
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POLS 368
Martin Gaal

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March 28, 2013 March-28-13 11:34 AM Enhanced Interrogation Techniques - Many Republicans approved of the techniques approved by the Bush administration. - There are many reasons for terrorists not to be tried in the U.S.: ○ They'd have rights. ○ They can't testify against themselves. ○ They'd be subject to certain rights under the Constitution. Afghanistan - Obama had argued that the Bush administration and miscalculated the Afghan issue. ○ He pledged to pull troops out of the country by 2014. - In 2012, the U.S. military, having reported earlier that Taliban attacks decreased, admitted that the attacks did not decrease… they escalated. Vice President Joe Biden - When he visited Afghanistan a couple of weeks ago, he said that American troops could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014… if the Afghans want them to. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) - Really an al-Qaeda affiliate. Obama and Terrorism - Obama inherited a counter-terrorism program that he didn't like on a couple of grounds: ○ He didn't like the enhanced interrogation that made the U.S. seem like a villain.  As a liberal, he probably found it reprehensible.  Liberals have a strong concept of human rights. □ They tend to emphasize human rights. - One of the biggest changes for strategy was… unmanned drones. ○ They were used under previous administrations, but not as extensively as the Obama administration's use of them. ○ Advantage(s):  It's difficult for the enemy to shoot them down.  The pilot is thousands of miles away.
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