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Senators want to know more on 'ghost' detainees

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee called Thursday for Congress to examine lingering questions about the abuse of detainees in Iraq and elsewhere by U.S. forces, including the practice of keeping secret the whereabouts and identities of some prisoners. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said lawmakers expressed concerns about such ”ghost” detainees during a closed briefing Thursday that included a review of reports by the International Committee of the Red Cross. U.S. officials have acknowledged that the names of some detainees captured by military and intelligence forces during the war on terrorism have not been logged in official records. In some cases, they say, keeping secret the locations or names of detainees has been crucial to gathering intelligence. Full Story

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