In the first of a three-part series, The Take looks at the buildup of the US national security apparatus after 9/11.
Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison was once a front-page headline in the “war on terror”. Today, public knowledge of the torture that made it infamous is starting to fade – but 17 years later, one US lawsuit for its victims is still going on. It centres on private contractors: companies that became an integral part of the US military efforts post-9/11 attacks, which changed the way war is fought – and accountability is sought.
#September11 marked a milestone in a new chapter of warfare.
To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, over the next 3 episodes, we’re bringing you “The Course of the Forever Wars” — a special series looking at the past, present, and future of the “war on terror”.
— The Take (@AJTheTake) September 10, 2021
In this episode:
- Rafael Shimunov (@rafaelshimunov), human rights activist
- Katherine Gallagher (@katherga1), senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights
- Majid, Abu Ghraib plaintiffs’ legal team member in Iraq
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