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Title The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq / Cheryl Benard [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA. : RAND, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 102 pages) : color illustrations, color map
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
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.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Prisoners of war -- United States.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Prisoners and prisons, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons, American.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American.
Military prisons -- United States.
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Administration.
HISTORY -- Military -- General.
Military prisons. (OCoLC)fst01021408
Prisoners of war. (OCoLC)fst01077227
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Administration.
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Iraq War (2003-2011) (OCoLC)fst01802311
Korean War (1950-1953) (OCoLC)fst00988609
Chronological Term 1939-2011
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Benard, Cheryl, 1953-
O'Connell, Edward.
Thurston, Cathryn Quantic.
Villamizar, Andrés.
Loredo, Elvira N.
Sullivan, Thomas, 1965-
Goulka, Jeremiah E.
International Security and Defense Policy Center.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Added Title United States prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq
United States prisoner and detainee operations from World War two to Iraq
Other Form: Print version: Battle behind the wire. Santa Monica, CA. : RAND, 2011 9780833050458 (OCoLC)692230742
ISBN 9780833051943 (electronic bk.)
0833051946 (electronic bk.)
9780833051226 (electronic bk.)
0833051229 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-934-OSD
Standard No. AU@ 000048833643
AU@ 000050895121
AU@ 000051316468
AU@ 000053272127
DEBBG BV043157749
DEBBG BV044155917
DEBSZ 421588500
GBVCP 80020977X
NZ1 14167620

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