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The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq, Cheryl Benard ... [et al.]

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The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq
Title
The battle behind the wire
Title remainder
U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl Benard ... [et al.]
Title variation
  • United States prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq
  • United States prisoner and detainee operations from World War two to Iraq
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although prisoner of war and detainee operations ultimately tend to become quite extensive, military planners and policymakers have repeatedly treated such operations as an afterthought. In reality, such operations can be a central part of the successful prosecution of a conflict. Determining how to gain knowledge from, hold, question, influence, and release captured adversaries can be an important component of military strategy and doctrine, both during the conflict and in reconstruction afterward. This monograph finds parallels in U.S. prisoner and detainee operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq: underestimation of the number to be held, hasty scrambling for resources to meet operational needs, and inadequate doctrine and policy. During the later phases of military operations, an attempt is often made to educate prisoners and detainees and influence their social and political values. The results of a survey by RAND researchers of Iraq detainees contravene many assumptions that had been guiding decisions related to detainee operations. The survey found that local and personal motives, along with nationalism, were more prevalent than religious ones and that detainees were often economic opportunists rather than illiterates seeking economic subsistence through the insurgency. Recommendations include that detailed doctrine should be in place prior to detention and that detainees should be surveyed when first detained
Cataloging source
RSM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benard, Cheryl
  • O'Connell, Edward
  • Thurston, Cathryn Quantic
  • Villamizar, Andrés
  • Loredo, Elvira N
  • Sullivan, Thomas
  • Goulka, Jeremiah E
  • International Security and Defense Policy Center
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners of war
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military prisons
Label
The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq, Cheryl Benard ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This research was sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-102)
Contents
The recurring importance of prisoner and detainee operations -- U.S. programs for German prisoners in World War II -- Korean war prisoner programs -- Prisoner and detainee operations in Vietnam -- Detainee operations in Iraq -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix: The legal source of MNF-I's authority to intern for security
Control code
ocn692230742
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 102 p.
Isbn
9780833050458
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)692230742
Label
The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq, Cheryl Benard ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This research was sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-102)
Contents
The recurring importance of prisoner and detainee operations -- U.S. programs for German prisoners in World War II -- Korean war prisoner programs -- Prisoner and detainee operations in Vietnam -- Detainee operations in Iraq -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix: The legal source of MNF-I's authority to intern for security
Control code
ocn692230742
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 102 p.
Isbn
9780833050458
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)692230742

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