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Antonio Taguba

Antonio TagubaAKA Antonio Mario Taguba

Born: 31-Oct-1950
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Authored Taguba Report on Abu Ghraib

Headed the 2004 investigation into torture at Abu Ghraib prison, an American-run war-time jail in Baghdad, Iraq. In gruesome detail, Taguba concluded that prisoners were subjected to torture, rape, and sodomy, and several prisoners were killed by their American captors. In his report, General Taguba wrote that "there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account."

Eleven American soldiers were charged with crimes ranging from dereliction of duty to assault and battery, and the longest prison sentences went to two low-ranking US soldiers, Charles A. Graner (who received a ten-year sentence) and Lynndie England (three years). The prison's commanding officer, General Janis Karpinski, was transferred and demoted to the rank of colonel. She has claimed that the torture techniques used at Abu Ghraib were specifically ordered by then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Taguba was the first Filipino-American General in the US Army.

Father: Tomas Taguba (Army sergeant, retired)
Mother: Maria
Wife: Debbie
Son: Sean
Daughter: Lindsay

    High School: Leilehua High School, Oahu, HI (1968)
    University: Idaho State University (1972)
    University: MA Public Administration, Webster University
    University: MA International Relations, Salve Regina College
    University: MA National Security and Strategic Studies, US Naval War College

    Obama for America
    Army Commendation Medal
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Legion of Merit
    Meritorious Service Medal
    Filipino Ancestry


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