Abu Ghraib

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Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq became infamous in 2004 for torture photographs taken there by U.S. soldiers in late 2003. The photographs provoked a sustained Strategic Political Communication (SPC) response from the U.S. administration of George W. Bush (2001–2009) to deflect public attention away from its ongoing covert policy of using torture to extract intelligence for the war on terror.


  • abu ghraib, war
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Science Perspectives
EditorsPaul Joseph
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781483359878
ISBN (Print)9781483359892
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016
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