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Janis Karpinski demoted

Janis Karpinski has been demoted from brigadier general to colonel. She is the person who was in charge of the Abu Ghraib prison when the scandalous behavior there occurred. Also, the article says:

The Senate Armed Services Committee has said it intends to hold hearings soon to assess whether senior Defense Department civilian and military leaders were adequately held accountable for Abu Ghraib.

This seems an important step.

Update: She was demoted for shoplifting. A revised article at The London Times says, “The Army announced that the demotion was based on a broad charge of dereliction of duty, essentially clearing her of direct responsibility for the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.”


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