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Testimony by General Paul Kern before the Senate Armed Services Committee re: Detainee Abuse Allegations at Abu Ghraib Prison

Sept. 9, 2004 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 937
General Kern testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the detainee abuse that occurred at Abu Ghraib prison. Gen. Kern stated "We set our course to find truth, not to “whitewash” or to convict those who are not incriminated". And "we violated regulations by allowing "ghost detainees" in detention facilities". He continued with "We found that abuses, on the part of military intelligence and military police personnel, clearly occurred at the prison at Abu Ghraib". He concluded by saying that it was a breakdown in leadership that led to the abuses.