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Iraq / Prisoner Abuse Scandal #763133

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 23, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report that shrapnel from US bombing near the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf, Iraq, hit the shrine’s dome, and the announcement from S/Sgt. Ivan “Chip” Frederick that he will plead guilty to charges of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison reported; scenes shown.

(Mannheim, Germany: Fred Francis) The Pentagon’s report on the prisoner abuse scandal, authored by former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger††, previewed; details given of the report’s charges of leadership failures by Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, Col. Thomas Pappas, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez & others. [Defense attorney Guy WOMACK†- says it would be laughable to conclude that the MPs acted with no direction from above.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred
Duration:
00:02:30

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