updated Thu. July 28, 2022
August 29, 2017
Janis Karpinski, commander of the 800th Military Police Brigade, was demoted to colonel and received a letter of reprimand. Colonel Thomas M. Pappas, commander of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, was relieved of command, received a letter of reprimand and was fined $8,000. 5. 'Fat Leonard'ÃÂ ...
New York Times
February 28, 2017
By all accounts, Gen. John Kelly was a fine Marine. He served with Gen. James Mattis, now the secretary of defense, and was seen as being in the Mattis mold — a low-key, prudent, rigorous thinker. So it is with surprise that I see Mr. Kelly, in his new role as secretary of Homeland Security, presiding over aÃÂ ...
April 22, 2013
Ten years and the scripted media narrative of the Iraq War — now receding into the rear-view of our embarrassingly short American memory — is about as satisfying as the obligatory drum solo at your standard 1980's rock concert. In other words, a milquetoast, factory-wrapped history of the war isÃÂ ...
April 22, 2009
(CNN) -- She said she was a scapegoat. She said she was just following orders. She said she was demoted unfairly. Retired Army Col. Janis Karpinski was one of two officers punished over Abu Ghraib. Now, retired Army Col. Janis Karpinski can say: I told you so. Karpinski was one of two officers punishedÃÂ ...
November 14, 2005
This week's newsmaker is Janis Karpinski, former commander of the 800th Military Police Brigade and detention operations in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib prison during the period of detainee abuse. Questions are paraphrased; answers are presented in full. Signal: Thank you for coming to Santa Clarita.
May 14, 2005
Janis Karpinski, the former Army Reserve brigadier general who was in charge of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, maintains she and other reservists have been unfairly scapegoated for the prisoner abuse scandal that shocked the world last year, and the the mistreatment of detainees may still be occurring.
May 7, 2005
Army Reserve Brigadier General Janis Karpinski has been reduced in rank to colonel, a US army statement said. She was found guilty of dereliction of duty and accused of concealing a past shoplifting arrest, the army added. Gen Karpinski is the highest-ranking US soldier to be disciplined over prisonerÃÂ ...
June 16, 2004
Brig Gen Janis Karpinski told the BBC she was being made a "convenient scapegoat" for abuse ordered by others. Top US commander for Iraq, Gen Ricardo Sanchez, should be asked what he knew about the abuse, she told BBC Radio 4's On The Ropes programme. One soldier has been sentenced andÃÂ ...
June 4, 2004
An American general caught up in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal is now at the center of a new controversy involving allegations about her past, but she's calling it a smear campaign. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who claims she has been made a scapegoat for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, is the subjectÃÂ ...
St. Petersburg Times
December 16, 2003
BAGHDAD - A few weeks ago, Janis Karpinski was in the middle of a briefing when a man suddenly reached out and grabbed her. Crass? No, just a nervous soldier trying to protect the commanding officer as an Iraqi mortar exploded a few dozen yards away. "A mortar will get your attention real fast,"ÃÂ ...