Investigating Abu Ghraib

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As the tales of abuse at Abu Ghraib grow more disturbing, so do the accusations against military leaders who may have tolerated or even encouraged such behavior.

While lower ranking reservists charged with abuse at Abu Ghraib stand trial this week, two new reports allegedly spread the blame higher and wider. One investigation is said to implicate more than a dozen others at the prison, civilians, CIA agents and Military Intelligence officers. The other inquiry points a finger straight at the Pentagon, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Jackie Spinner, Washington Post foreign reporter based in Baghdad

Steven Miles, professor at the University of Minnesota and author of recent article in the British medical journal The Lancet

John Hutson, President and Dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire, and former judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy