The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

The author of the principle report exposing abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq testifies in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Maj. General Antonio M. Taguba, who was appointed to investigate allegations of abuses at the prison in January 2004, told Congress that the mistreatment resulted from faulty leadership, a "lack of discipline, no training whatsoever and no supervision" of the troops. "A few soldiers and civilians conspired to abuse and conduct egregious acts of violence against detainees and other civilians outside the bounds of international laws and the Geneva Convention," Taguba told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Taguba also left open the possibility that Central Intelligence Agency personnel as well as civilian contractors were potentially responsible for committing abuses as well.

And in an ABCNEWS exclusive — More than a year before 9/11, CIA officials prevented an FBI agent working with the CIA from passing vital information to his agency on two suspected al Qaeda members — men who later would become Sept. 11 hijackers.

THE WAR IN IRAQ

Army General Says Abuse Resulted From Faulty Leadership The Army general who first investigated prisoner abuse in an Iraqi prison told Congress on Tuesday the mistreatment resulted from faulty leadership, a "lack of discipline, no training whatsoever and no supervision" of the troops. (Washington Post)

Head of Inquiry on Iraq Abuses Now in Spotlight

The report on abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq that Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba completed in March was shaped by his vision of the Army as a noble calling. (NY Times)

Iran Has Evidence of Worse Abuses in Iraq

Iran said on Monday it had obtained documents showing the abuse of Iraqi detainees by U.S.-led forces was far worse and had been going on much longer than has so far come to light. (Reuters)

Focus Shifts From Military Police to Intelligence

A Senate hearing on the burgeoning Iraq prison abuse scandal will swing the spotlight today from the military police who committed the alleged offenses to the military intelligence community that oversaw them. (Washington Post)

Red Cross: Iraqi Abuse Widespread, Routine

Iraq abuse widespread, routine, Red Cross says; Saddam's officials got special abuse, AP learns. (AP)

Group: U.K. Troops Killed Iraqi Civilians

British soldiers under no apparent threat have killed Iraqi civilians, amnesty int'l says. (AP)

Red Cross Faces Pressure in Abuse Scandal

Red Cross convinced its quiet approach in dealing with prisoners in Iraq is best. (AP)

U.S. Works to Calm Prisoner Abuse Fallout

Americans can expect more shocking photos and searing public debate as the Bush administration works to calm the firestorm over U.S. soldiers' abuse of Iraqi prisoners. (AP)

Sadr to Widen War After U.S. Bombs Baghdad

Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr ordered his Mehdi Army yesterday to launch a broad new offensive against US-led occupying forces following a US crackdown on his strongholds in Baghdad and across the south. (Arab News)

THE WAR ON TERROR

INVESTIGATIONS

U.S.

Agent Tried to Give 9/11 Info to FBI An FBI agent tried to sound a warning about two of the 9/11 hijackers, but the CIA wouldn't let him circulate the information, ABCNEWS has learned. (ABCNEWS)

Ex-Terror Suspect is Free On Bond

Moroccan immigrant must wear tether and live in halfway house. (Detroit News)

Federal Web Sites That May Aid Terrorists

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