Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on the active approach in combating terrorism Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work! Prevailing strengths and weaknesses regarding the United States torture policy are examined, with the efficacy of torture remaining a contentious and politicized notion. in addition, there are emergent criticisms as to the Constitutionality of the United States current stance on torture, as well as to the means this stance positions the United States in the international community. Finally, a recommendation is advanced that states, for a confluence of reasons, the United States should pass legislation to eliminate the use of torture and bring the United States in direct accord with international law.
In the period immediately following the 9/11 attacks the Bush administration implemented an active approach in combating terrorism. In addition to policy measures that enacted broad structural changes throughout the nation, regulations regarding the nature of interrogation were amended to reflect the administration’s then-current stance on homeland security. While this report does not constitute an ethical response to these policy changes, general political and international sentiment emerged that questioned coercive interrogation techniques. In 2006, the United States passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 as a means of addressing these concerns. The following memo constitutes consideration of the status of torture under international law, as well as the 2006 U.S. legislation. In addition, pervading strengths and weaknesses regarding current legislation and the efficacy of torture are considered before a recommendation is finally advanced.
The international community has instituted a number of broad-ranging perspectives and regulations on torture. Perhaps the foundational international declaration on torture emerged directly after World War II through the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Article 5 of this document states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” In addition to this document another seminal text is the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). .