Senate Armed Services Committee Hearings Continue

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In Iraq today, Army specialist Jeremy Sivits was sentenced to one year of confinement after pleading guilty to abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison. He-s expected to testify against former comrades when they face courts martial. In Washington, General John Abizaid told a Senate Committee that prisoner abuse was not systemic. The head of the US Central Command testified alongside General Ricardo Sanchez, commander of troops in Iraq, and General Geoffrey Miller, who now commands Abu Ghraib. Some House members are criticizing the Senate for distracting high-level attention from the war effort itself. How high up the chain of command does responsibility lie? Warren Olney investigates what the Senators wanted to know and whether they got the answers.
  • Making News: At Least 18 Protesters Killed in Gaza
    It-s been another deadly day for Palestinians in Rafah on the Gaza strip, as an explosion killed at least 25 people, including 10 children, at a crowded demonstration. There-s dispute about what caused the blast. Israeli government spokesman Ranan Gissen expressed regret over the "loss of innocent life and non-combatants-regardless of how they got killed." Graham Usher is in Gaza City today for the Economist magazine.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Rudolph Giuliani Testifies before 9-11 Commission
    Yesterday, former New York fire and police officials got tough treatment from the September 11 Commission. Today, hecklers accused the Commission of giving kidd-glove treatment to former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Philip Shenon, who is covering the Commission hearings for the New York Times, reports on today's testimony, survivors' anger, and forthcoming reports on the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Israel on today's events in Rafah

Economist article on demonstrations, shooting in Rafah

Today's Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing

International Red Cross' report on prisoner abuse in Iraq

New York Times article on military instructions at Abu Ghraib

Seymour Hersh's New Yorker article on military program on interrogating Iraqi prisoners

Extraordinary Rendition, To the Point program on

Umansky's USA Today article on impact of photos in prisoner-abuse scandal

9-11 Commission Hearings, today's testimony

Shenon's article on panel's criticism of NY action



Warren Olney