JAG: Prisoner Rules Tweaked Last spring, a group of military lawyers known as judge advocate generals warned that civilian lawyers within the Bush administration were creating "legal ambiguity" on how international treaties should be applied to people in U.S. detention. Many JAG lawyers say their advice was disregarded as the White House sought to tweak the laws of war for political ends. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.
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JAG Lawyers Warned of Manipulation of Prisoner Rules

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JAG Lawyers Warned of Manipulation of Prisoner Rules

JAG Lawyers Warned of Manipulation of Prisoner Rules

JAG Lawyers Warned of Manipulation of Prisoner Rules

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Last spring, a group of military lawyers known as judge advocate generals warned that civilian lawyers within the Bush administration were creating "legal ambiguity" on how international treaties should be applied to people in U.S. detention. Many JAG lawyers say their advice was disregarded as the White House sought to tweak the laws of war for political ends. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.