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Rumsfeld Denies Cover-Up of Iraqi Prison Abuses

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld denies that he kept Congress and the American public in the dark about the abuse of Iraqi inmates under U.S. control at Abu Ghraib prison. Rumsfeld vowed to take all steps necessary to bring those who committed the abuses to justice, and a review into the prison's chain of command is under way. Hear NPR's Michele Norris, NPR's Michele Kelemen and NPR's Jackie Northam.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.

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