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After Words: Janis Karpinski interviewed by Douglas Macgregor


Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
ID: 190523 - 12/29/2005 - 1:00 - $29.95

Macgregor, Douglas A., Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army
Karpinski, Janis, Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve


Former Brigadier General Janis Karpinski was interviewed about her memoir One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story, published by Miramax Books. In the book, co-written with Steven Strasser, she talks about her quarter century in the United States Army before being put in command of the soldiers in charge of the incarceration of Iraqi detainees and, after his capture, Saddam Hussein. She explained her version of how soldiers under her command abused Iraqi detainees. The former commander of the Military Police Brigade in Iraq also retold the events that led to an internal Army investigation, and her demotion to the rank of Colonel. She was interviewed by retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor.

Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor is the author of books on Army reform and transformation including: Breaking the Phalanx: A New Design for Landpower in the 21st Century, and Transformation under Fire: Revolutionizing How America Fights. Colonel Macgregor also developed the original concept for intervention in Iraq involving the use of an armored heavy force of roughly 50,000 troops to attack into Baghdad.

~ On April 8, 2005 former Brigadier General Janis Karpinski was formally relieved of command of the 800th Military Police Brigade. On May 5, 2005, President Bush approved her demotion to colonel from the rank of brigadier general. Her demotion was not officially related to the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.


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