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Following Orders

Following Orders

Following Orders

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The photos of prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq have shocked Americans. But many of the prison guards say they were just following orders. We host a discussion of why we feel compelled to obey orders, and when we feel we should defy them.
Guests:

Col. Stuart Herrington
*Former Army intelligence officer

Tom Devine
*Author of Whistleblowers' Survival Guide: Courage Without Martyrdom
*Legal director, Government Accountability Project

Penina Glazer
*Co-author of The Whistleblowers: Exposing Corruption in Government and Industry
*History professor at Hampshire College