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U.S. Prison Commander Apologizes for Abuses

Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, who commands U.S. detention facilities in Iraq, visits the Abu Ghraib prison and formally apologizes for the abuses committed there by U.S. personnel. Reporters were given a tour of the facility as former inmates gathered to protest the abuses. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt, NPR's Peter Kenyon and NPR's Jackie Northam.

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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.
Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.