Prison Abuse Accountability

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NPR's Michele Kelemen examines the processes that determine who should be held accountable for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison. There is a military-legal process and a political process. On the military side, accountability goes up the chain of command to include anyone who had practical responsibility. The political process is in play now as the president, the Congress and public opinion determine whether top Pentagon leaders should pay a price for the abuse.



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