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Other reports and investigations into military prison abuses

Other reports and investigations into military prison abuses:

November 2003: Maj. Gen. Donald Ryder, the Army's provost marshal, investigates Iraq's Abu Ghraib and other prisons, concluding, among other things, that there are problems with the training of military police.

February 2004: The International Committee of the Red Cross gives its final report to the U.S. military citing abuses of Iraqi prisoners by the U.S. military.

March 2004: Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba reports to his commanding officers on abuses of detainees at Abu Ghraib by U.S military guards and officers.

July 2004: The Army's inspector general, Lt. Gen. Paul T. Mikolashek, reports on abuses of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. He concludes that inadequate training and a lack of experienced interrogators led to abuse, and that it was carried out by a few individuals.

Ongoing investigations: Army Maj. Gen. George Fay is expected to report on the actions of military interrogators in the abuse of prisoners. A report from former Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger will cover gaps in the other investigations.

Sources: Federal News Service, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times.

_Compiled by researcher Tish Wells


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