15 June 2007

Aiding the Enemy

Several publications, including the Starts and Stripes Middle East Edition, are reporting that charges against the former commander of the prison housing Saddam Hussein were referred to a general court-martial on 10 June and served on him on 12 June. Army Lt. Col William Steele is charged with aiding the enemy by allowing detainees to make unsupervised telephone calls, having an inappropriate relationship with an interpreter, failing to handle classified documents correctly, failing to obey an order, and possessing pornographic videos. It appears Lt. Col Steele is in pretrial confinement.

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