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May 3, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Confronting Our Legacy of Torture
Town Hall Seattle
May 3, 2013 - May 5, 2013
7.30pm - 9.00pm
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
Joshua E. S. Phillips and Ian Fishback discuss their first-hand knowledge of the U.S. "War on Terror"
During the "War on Terror," U.S. forces turned to torture, with many soldiers, senior officials, and even U.S. citizens believing it was effective and necessary. But how did this happen, and at what cost?

Investigative journalist Joshua E. S. Phillips's book None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soliders and Torture recounts the dark journey of a tank battalion as its focus switched from conventional military duties to guerilla warfare and prisoner detentions. Along with Ian Fishback, named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" for his role in reforming detainee-treatment standards in the military, Phillips will discuss the reasons states and soldiers resort to torture during counterinsurgency warfare.  In this discussion presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series, the two activists will recount their first-hand experiences in Iraq and the hidden cost of torture on military operations.

Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at Town Hall Seattle's website or at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. 

To learn more about Phillips's journalism visit his website.