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Army Documents Show Abuse Photos Were Destroyed

The American Civil Liberties Union has secured the release of more government documents that detail alleged abuse by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The papers include allegations of beatings and mock executions. According to an internal Army investigation report, photos taken of a mock execution were intentionally destroyed.

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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.