October 27, 2008 2:30 PM

As clock ticks, U.S. letting thousands of Iraqi prisoners go

The United Nations mandate that's allowed the United States to operate in Iraq will expire at the end of this year. What will happen after that, both to American military operations in the country and to the way the U.S. handles its prisoners, isn't clear. U.S. officials says most of the 17,000 people they hold aren't dangerous.

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