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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

ABU GHRAIB REPORT New York Times > Abuses at Prison Tied to Officers in Intelligence
August 26, 2004
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 - A high-level Army investigation has found that military intelligence soldiers played a major role in ordering and carrying out the abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. The report refuted earlier contentions by military officials and the Bush administration that a handful of renegade military police guards were largely to blame.
The report, released at the Pentagon on Wednesday, recommended that the Army punish the top two military intelligence officers at the prison, Col. Thomas M. Pappas and Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, and three other intelligence officers involved in the interrogations at the jail, near Baghdad, saying they bore responsibility for what happened even though they were not directly involved in abusing prisoners.

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