Trained to Torture? The Human Rights Effects of Military Training at the School of the Americas

  title={Trained to Torture? The Human Rights Effects of Military Training at the School of the Americas},
  author={Katherine Mccoy},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={47 - 64}
  • Katherine Mccoy
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Perspectives
By exposing military leaders to democratic values and working to foster respect for civilian authority and military professionalism, [foreign military training] provides a window through which we can positively influence the development offoreign military institutions and their role in a democratic society. While such engagement cannot be expected to guarantee a perfect human rights record on the part of any military force, it nonetheless represents an important opportunity to encourage… 
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