Ian Fishback

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Who is Ian Fishback?

Ian Fishback is a United States Army officer, who became known after he sent a letter to Senator John McCain of Arizona on September 16, 2005, in which Fishback stated his concerns about the continued abuse of prisoners held under the auspices of the Global War on Terror.

McCain, along with Republican Senators John Warner and Lindsey Graham afterward wrote an amendment to a Senate bill which would make illegal previous Bush administration claims for the use of extreme methods of abuse.

Fishback is a graduate of West Point currently holding the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He served four combat tours in the US Army, one in Afghanistan and three in Iraq.

Fishback was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on May 8, 2006 for taking the stand against torture.

In May 2012, Fishback received an M.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, writing theses for both on just war theory.

He currently serves as an Instructor at West Point.

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on July 23, 2013


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