The UK, interrogation and Iraq, 2003-8

Newbery, SL ORCID: 2016, 'The UK, interrogation and Iraq, 2003-8' , Small Wars and Insurgencies, 27 (4) , pp. 659-680.

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The UK’s interrogation operations during the conflict in Iraq (2003-8) are often portrayed by the media as involving significant amounts of mistreatment. The article demonstrates that these practices are not necessarily representative of the UK’s interrogation operations across this conflict. In doing so it contributes to the limited literature on the practice of interrogation and on the UK’s combat operations in Iraq. The UK’s interrogation capability, and therefore its intelligence-gathering capability, is shown to have rested primarily with the military’s Joint Forward Interrogation Team (JFIT). The JFIT suffered from limitations to the number, training and experience of its interrogators and interpreters. It is argued that maintaining a permanent, higher level of preparedness, for interrogation by the British armed forces is desirable.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Small Wars and Insurgencies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 0959-2318
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Samantha Newbery
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 15:50
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 19:54

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