A powerful one-hour radio documentary that explores the cost and legacy of U.S. detainee abuse in Iraq
This eye-opening investigative report looks at the war in Iraq from a new and important angle by connecting the use of torture to post-traumatic stress disorder and showing that those who torture are not immune from its aftereffects. Producers Michael Montgomery and Joshua E.S. Phillips spent three years tracking down a dozen members of Sergeant Adam Gray’s unit after he overdosed as he was training for redeployment to Iraq. In raw and gripping interviews, the soldiers describe in detail what they have never told anyone before: how they physically and mentally abused prisoners in Iraq, indicating that the practices were sanctioned by their superiors. In this clear and persuasive program, the producers uncovered new information about the cost and legacy of torture.
Michael Montgomery, Joshua E. S. Phillips, producers; Catherine Winter, editor
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