Israel Defense Forces Law Review
The purpose of this Article is to examine the facts associated with the prison abuse at Abu Ghraib and to discuss the applicable legal and policy lessons learned as a result of the scandal. Was the prison abuse a reflection of a systemic policy—either de jure or de facto—on the part of the United States to illegally extract information from detainees or was the abuse simply isolated acts of criminal behavior on the part of a handful of soldiers amplified by an incompetent tactical chain of command at the prison facility?
Jeffrey F. Addicott, The Abu Ghraib Story, 2 Israeli Defense Forces L. Rev. 35 (2006).