Accession Number : ADA598575


Title :   Looking Back: Understanding Abu Ghraib


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Mastroianni, George R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a598575.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : A decade ago, in the autumn of 2003, a small group of soldiers criminally abused detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Two divergent narratives explaining these events emerged: a bad apple narrative and a bad barrel narrative. Neither does justice to the complex interplay of policy, organizational, and individual factors that contributed to these tragic events. A perfect storm of poor leadership, chaotic and confusing policy changes, and a small group of corrupt and immoral soldiers produced this fiasco with global consequences.


Descriptors :   *INTERROGATION , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *PRISONERS , CRIMINAL CORRUPTION , ETHICS , IRAQ , LEADERSHIP , LESSONS LEARNED , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE