Intelligence: April 19, 2005


  Medical care is getting captured terrorists to talk. This was first noted at the Guantanamo Bay prison, where Afghan and Arab prisoners were given pretty standard American style medical care, and were often restored to health. The prisoners came from societies that had little medical care, and often suffered from lifelong disabilities. When suddenly cured, many became more cooperative. This policy has been transferred to the American prisons in Iraq, particularly Abu Ghraib, where a U.S. Army medical team (Task Force Med 115) provides first class medical care. Even badly wounded suicide bombers are restored to health, causing some to admit, we are fighting the wrong people. As at Guantanamo, some of the patients do not change their attitude, but those that do are much more cooperative. Those that are released go home with very positive stories about how Americans deal with their enemies. This spreads, and changes the attitudes of Iraqis who might otherwise be attracted to the terrorist groups. 


Article Archive

Intelligence: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close