Abu Ghraib Probe Points to Top Brass



An Army investigation into the role of military intelligence personnel in
the abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison reports that the scandal was not just
caused by a small circle of rogue military police soldiers but resulted
from failures of leadership rising to the highest levels of the U.S.
command in Iraq, senior defense officials said.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the report
has not yet been completed, said the 9,000-page document says that a
combination of leadership failings, confounding policies, lack of
discipline and absolute confusion at the prison led to the abuse. It widens
the scope of culpability from seven MPs who have been charged with abuse to
include nearly 20 low-ranking soldiers who could face criminal prosecution
in military courts. No Army officers, however, are expected to face
criminal charges

 


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