Abu Ghraib

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  • **FILE** An Iraqi army soldier closes the door of a cell in Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad on Sept. 2, 2006, after the Iraqi government took over control from U.S. forces. (Associated Press)

    $5M paid to Iraqis over Abu Ghraib abuse

    A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and 2007.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Ripple Effect'

    As a governance adviser with a provincial reconstruction team at Abu Ghraib, I par- ticipated in a water war in Iraq. Abu Ghraib is not just a prison; it is a county-sized municipality on the western outskirts of Baghdad on the north bank of the Euphrates River.

  • Abu Ghraib abuse ringleader released

    The convicted ringleader of detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib was released Saturday from a military prison, an Army spokeswoman said.

  • ** FILE ** In this undated photo obtained by ABC News and allegedly taken by Sgt. Charles Frederick, Army Spc. Sabrina Harman of the 372nd Military Police Company poses with the body of Iraqi detainee Manadel al-Jamadi, who is packed in ice, at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad in 2003. (AP Photo/ABC News, File)

    Sources: Feds eye CIA officer in Abu Ghraib death

    A CIA officer who oversaw the agency's interrogation program at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and pushed for approval to use increasingly harsh tactics has come under scrutiny in a federal war crimes investigation involving the death of a prisoner, witnesses told the Associated Press.

  • Christie Vilsack has taken the first steps toward running for Congress in Iowa's new 4th District. She is well known as the spouse of a former Democratic governor.

    Rep. King faces shift in district

    For 10 years Republican Rep. Steve King has represented a deeply conservative wedge of Iowa, a place where constituents apparently didn't object to his comparison of the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib to fraternity hazing or his suggestion that an electric fence separate the U.S. from Mexico so that illegal immigrants get the same treatment as wandering livestock.

  • ** FILE ** Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, here in 2004 with U.S. troops in Iraq. (Associated Press)

    Afghanistan 'death squad' killings fail to get media, political attention

    Reports of a U.S. "death squad" in Afghanistan, complete with the publication of gory photographs, have failed to attract the intense political or media attention afforded a previous war scandal — the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

  • Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and one count each of conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

    CURL: Press yawns at story much worse than Abu Ghraib

    Paging Seymour Hersh. White courtesy telephone, please. A scandal of epic proportions is being completely ignored by the media -- including the AWOL Mr. Hersh, who, among others, broke the Abu Ghraib story.

  • Two Abu Ghraib charges dismissed

    FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge this morning dismissed two of the most serious charges against the only officer charged with abusing Abu Ghraib prisoners in Iraq after a general who investigated the scandal acknowledged he had not read the defendant his rights.

  • Making us safer

    The United States Senate will vote this week on a rule-of-law amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization bill that would make Americans safer and enhance international collaboration against terrorism.

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