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Prosecuting Contractors in Iraq Legally Murky

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Prosecuting Contractors in Iraq Legally Murky

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Prosecuting Contractors in Iraq Legally Murky

Prosecuting Contractors in Iraq Legally Murky

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An internal Army report on the abuse of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad cites several civilian contractors suspected of participating in the incidents. But legal experts say it's unclear whether these contractors would be prosecuted in a U.S. military court, an Iraqi civil court or a U.S. federal court. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.

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