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Prison Abuses May Implicate Army Medics

Some military doctors may have been complicit in the abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq by U.S. personnel, according to a new article in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Jay Lifton's article suggests medical staff may have failed to report wounds obviously resulting from torture, and may have falsified medical records. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Lifton.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.