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Abu Ghraib abuser Charles Graner released from prison

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The soldier who orchestrated abuses of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison was released on Saturday after serving more than six years in a Kansas military prison barracks, a U.S. Army spokeswoman said. Charles Graner, 42, was released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth at about…

Rumsfeld’s top regret: not quitting after Abu Ghraib

WASHINGTON – Former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted in an interview that the country “would’ve been better off” if he had quit after the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal and spared no criticism of his colleagues in his new memoir published Tuesday. In “Known and Unknown,” Rumsfeld defends his handling…

Court-martial urged for accused kill-for-thrills soldier

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A U.S. Army colonel has recommended the court-martial of an American soldier charged with murdering Afghan civilians for sport, collecting fingers from dead bodies and other crimes, sources familiar with the case said on Thursday. The investigating officer who presided over last week’s initial hearing in the…

US troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan, journalist says

The journalist who helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers told an audience at a journalism conference last month that American soldiers are now executing prisoners in Afghanistan. New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh also revealed that the…

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