Is Justice Possible After Torture?

The U.S. decision five years ago to torture detainees has infected a generation of terrorism cases where it might have once been possible to do justice -- but may not be anymore.

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U.S. officer to receive reprimand in Abu Ghraib case

Army Lt. Col. Steven Jordan faced a maximum punishment of five years in prison and dismissal from the Army, but a court-martial panel of 10 officers decided on the milder penalty, the Army said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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Top down responsibility, bottom up accountability

Cleveland Plain Dealer
by Elizabeth Sullivan

08/30/07

The only Army officer to be court-martialed for Abu Ghraib abuses just got off with a tap on his oak leaf — a reprimand but no jail time. The shaky case against reserve Lt. Col. Steve Jordan did little credit to the military justice system. It also showed how readily the Pentagon dispensed with accountability, lessons learned and moral courage in the search for easy scapegoats for prisoner abuse...

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