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Col. Thomas M. Pappas


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August 2007: Colonel Jordan’s acquittal on most charges means that no officers have been found criminally responsible for the abuses at the prison. Col. Thomas M. Pappas, the military intelligence officer who ran Abu Ghraib, was punished administratively by senior Army commanders for improperly allowing military dogs to be used during interrogations to frighten detainees. Janis Karpinski, the brigadier general who was the military police commander at Abu Ghraib, was reprimanded and demoted.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/29/world/middleeast/29abuse.html

July 2005: DiNenna said Miller used that term in an outdoor meeting at the prison's Camp Vigilant -- a meeting that included DiNenna, Karpinski and Col. Thomas M. Pappas, who was the top military intelligence officer there and later ran the prison. At that meeting, DiNenna said, Miller made it clear he wanted Abu Ghraib to reflect the Guantanamo facility.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/27/AR2005072702083.html

March 2005: "The suit also names three commanders of those personnel: Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq in 2003 and 2004; Brig. Gen. Janis L. Karpinski, then head of the 800th Military Police Brigade; and Col. Thomas M. Pappas, then chief military intelligence officer at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62757-2005Mar1.html

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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) US Army Organization Jul 30, 2005

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Aug 29, 2007 Colonel Is Acquitted in Abu Ghraib Abuse Case

QUOTE: Colonel Jordan’s acquittal on most charges means that no officers have been found criminally responsible for the abuses at the prison. Col. Thomas M. Pappas, the military intelligence officer who ran Abu Ghraib, was punished administratively...Janis Karpinski, the brigadier general who was the military police commander at Abu Ghraib, was reprimanded and demoted.

New York Times
Jul 28, 2005 Army General Advised Using Dogs at Abu Ghraib, Officer Testifies

QUOTE: Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller told top officers during an advisory visit to Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison that they needed to get military working dogs for use in interrogations, and he advocated procedures then in use at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay...

Washington Post
May 12, 2005 Abu Ghraib Officer Gets Reprimand: Non-Court-Martial Punishment for Dereliction of Duty Includes Fine

QUOTE: The Army has decided to punish the top military intelligence officer stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003 with a letter of reprimand and a fine...

Washington Post
Apr 23, 2005 Top Army Officers Are Cleared in Abuse Cases: One General Will Likely Get Reprimand Over Abu Ghraib

QUOTE: An Army inspector general's report has cleared senior Army officers of wrongdoing in the abuse of military prisoners in Iraq and elsewhere, government officials familiar with the findings said yesterday. The only Army general officer recommended for punishment for the failures that led to abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison and other facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan is Brig. Gen. Janis L. Karpinski

Washington Post
Mar 01, 2005 Suit Says Rumsfeld Knew About Abuse of Detainees

QUOTE: Two human rights groups personally targeted Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and three military officers in a federal lawsuit yesterday alleging that each knew in 2003 of widespread torture of Iraqi and Afghan detainees and violated their constitutional obligations to stop it.

Washington Post