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Report traces abuses to Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON - The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday singled out former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, former Joint Chiefs Chairman Air Force Gen. Richard Myers and other top aides for approving inhumane interrogation techniques that were used on detainees at Guantanamo, sites in Afghanistan and at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
U.S. abuses against detainees led to attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, according to testimony by the former general counsel of the Navy, Alberto Mora. "There are serving U.S. flag-rank officers who maintain that the first and second identifiable causes of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq -- as judged by their effectiveness in recruiting insurgent fighters into combat -- are, respectively, the symbols of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo," Mora testified.

The long-awaited report said the techniques used were "based, in part, on Chinese Communist techniques used


Added: Dec-12-2008 Occurred On: Dec-12-2008
By: PiRaTeCoPy
Iraq, Afghanistan, News
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