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“This is War”: How the CIA Justifies Torture
By Frank Smyth, December 12, 2014, The Progressive

A Defense Department spokesman, Marine Captain Jay C. Farrar, said it is “highly doubtful” that these courses of­fered instruction in abusive interrogation techniques. But according to U.S. Army Special Forces advisers formerly stationed in the region, small courses for selected Salvadoran soldiers regularly included training in “negative-incentive” methods.

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Who Are the Progressives in Iraq?: The Left, the Right, and the Islamists
By Frank Smyth, September 21, 2004, Foreign Policy in Focus

One event in Baghdad went unreported this month, not only by the mainstream media but also by the “alternative” press, even though it implies that U.S. control over Iraq’s political future may already be waning…

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Hussein Opens His Prison Doors to Trouble
By Frank Smyth, October 25, 2002, Newsday

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein released thousands of political and other prisoners from jails across his country last Sunday, including from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad. The broad amnesty was no doubt welcomed by many Iraqi families whose…

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Overstretched?
By Frank Smyth, June 24, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Baghdad waited only three days last week before rejecting a British/Dutch proposal to finally lift economic sanctions against Iraq in exchange for new inspections into its ability to produce weapons of mass destruction.

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Toppling Saddam: Clinton Wants a New Government in Baghdad, but He and the Iraqi Opposition Are Unlikely to Be Up to the Task
By Frank Smyth, November 18, 1998, Salon.com

President Clinton is committed to backing Iraqi opposition forces toward eventually forming a new government in Baghdad, say Clinton administration officials. But they acknowledge that risky strategy could take years to bear fruit.

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An Iraqi Prison Diary
By Frank Smyth, May 4, 1991, The Economist

Frank Smyth crossed into Iraq with Kurdish guerillas in March 1991, when their uprising against Saddam Hussein was going well. He was, however, captured by Saddam’s army and held in an Iraqi prison. This is a diary account of his imprisonment.

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