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  • Rumsfeld admits telling military to hide detainee

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld acknowledged yesterday that, at the request of the CIA's director, he had authorized the U.S. military to hide an Iraqi detainee last fall from the International Red Cross and other organizations that...
  • Reservist in court in Iraq abuses

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - More than two months after the first photographs of Iraqi prisoners enduring abuses under the watch of U.S. soldiers appeared, the young Army reservist who became a visible and polarizing figure in the ensuing scandal made her debut...
  • Md. reservists welcomed home

    FORT LEE, Va. - The field house on this Army base erupted in raucous cheers last night as the soldiers of the 372nd Military Police Company marched in, five abreast, to a brass band playing "God Bless America." The Maryland-based company was at the heart...
  • More Iraqis hidden from Red Cross, Army finds

    WASHINGTON - Army investigators told Congress yesterday that a far greater number of Iraqi detainees at Baghdad's infamous Abu Ghraib prison - ranging from two dozen to as many as 100 - were hidden from the International Red Cross at the behest of the...
  • Shiite pilgrims see promise of new Iraq on Islam's path

    NAJAF, Iraq - Barefoot on pavement heated like coals, the young man carrying a big red flag under a red-hot sun was limping from the blisters, but a rest, or even shoes, was not an option, never mind that his destination was still a 22-mile walk ahead...
  • U.S. reservists accused of prisoner abuse

    WASHINGTON -- Six Army reservists shown in graphic photos mistreating and humiliating Iraqi prisoners at a sprawling prison west of Baghdad are assigned to the 372nd Military Police Company based in Cumberland, family members and officials said last...
  • Families of the 372nd tormented by stories of POW abuses in Iraq

    CUMBERLAND - For months, members of the 372nd Military Police Company harbored a terrible secret. The Army Reserve unit based near here - whose service in Iraq made many of its members hometown heroes - had boasted six months ago of its credentials for a...
  • Lack of training, stress are blamed in abuse of Iraqis

    WASHINGTON - One of the Maryland soldiers facing a court-martial for allegedly abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners was identified yesterday by Army officials as Sgt. Javal S. Davis, a Morgan State graduate whose wife said he was in "a very stressful"...
  • Soldiers' story shifts from pride to shame

    When the American military took over Saddam Hussein's prisons a year ago, they inherited a system in shambles, haunted by a legacy of torture, abuse and murder. But by last December, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski told a Florida newspaper, the transition to...
  • Army report finds worse POW abuse

    WASHINGTON - As new details emerged yesterday about allegations that reservists based in Western Maryland had tortured Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, the Army expanded its investigation into the "manner of interrogation" employed by...
  • Army faults leadership for abuse of prisoners

    A massive, systemic failure of leadership helped set the stage for the torture and humiliation of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad that has evoked international shock and condemnation. The Army's prison command structure had confused lines...
  • Army report points to training flaws at prison

    WASHINGTON - When soldiers from a Western Maryland military police unit arrived at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad last fall to take up guard duties, there was a problem: They had never been trained in handling prisoners or running a corrections...