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U.S. Admits German Was Detained in Error

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U.S. Admits German Was Detained in Error

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U.S. Admits German Was Detained in Error

U.S. Admits German Was Detained in Error

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U.S. officials admit they erred in detaining a German citizen as an al Qaeda suspect. He was held for five months in an Afghan prison. New York Times reporter David Johnston says Condoleezza Rice, then national security advisor, ordered the prisoner's release.