School of Assassins: The Case for Closing the School of the Americas and for Fundamentally Changing U. S. Foreign Policy

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In late 1996 a national scandal erupted when Defense Department officials admitted to the existence of a "torture manual" used to train officers of some of the most abusive regimes in Latin America. But this was only the latest in a long series of revelations surrounding the activities at the infamous School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia. In School of Assassins, author Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer documents the hidden reality of a school that has left a trail of suffering and death in every Latin American ...
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In late 1996 a national scandal erupted when Defense Department officials admitted to the existence of a "torture manual" used to train officers of some of the most abusive regimes in Latin America. But this was only the latest in a long series of revelations surrounding the activities at the infamous School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia. In School of Assassins, author Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer documents the hidden reality of a school that has left a trail of suffering and death in every Latin American country where its graduates have returned. In tiny El Salvador, SOA graduates were responsible for the massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter, the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the rape and murder of four U.S. church women, and many other atrocities. School of Assassins also tells the stories of the people of SOA Watch who have petitioned Congress to stop funding the SOA, and have been jailed for their protests against the school. With public awareness growing and more people demanding that the school be closed, grim lessons remain. The most outrageous is this: the members of SOA Watch have spent more time behind bars for their nonviolent protests against the "School of Assassins" than any of the murderers trained there.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570751349
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Pizza, Torture, and the School of the Americas
1 Truth and Consequences: Opening Arguments in the Case against the SOA 1
2 Beyond Coincidence: Toward an Airtight Case to Close the SOA 8
3 Lies and Consequences: SOA Defenders 18
4 History 101 Revisited 37
5 The Death of God 53
6 Religious Persecution and Low-Intensity Conflict 65
7 Damage Control 79
8 Close the School Now! 96
Notes 105
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