Iraq: Chain Of Blame: How High Does It Go?

While Pentagon officials insisted the abuses at Abu Ghraib were the work of seven individuals acting on their own, the rest of Washington looked for possible culprits further up the chain of command. Did key leaders unwittingly encourage--or deliberately order--the reservists to violate the Geneva Conventions in order to soften up detainees for interrogation?

--By Mitch Frank


The former commander of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay visited Iraqi jails last summer to offer advice on intelligence collection. He recommended adoption of many practices used at Guantanamo. Military intelligence, he urged, should be put in charge of the...

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