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Hearings Reveal Chaos in Command of Abu Ghraib

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Hearings Reveal Chaos in Command of Abu Ghraib

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Hearings Reveal Chaos in Command of Abu Ghraib

Hearings Reveal Chaos in Command of Abu Ghraib

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Senate hearings cast light on systemic problems within the U.S. military structure that may have contributed to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Testimony from top U.S. officials and military commanders suggests a lack of defined leadership, poor communication within the chain of command and confusion over rules for interrogating prisoners. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.

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