I led the criminal investigation into the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. AMAA
I was one of the first to look into the allegations of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib in late 2003/2004. The official investigation started in 2004 when we received the now world famous photographs. It took about 6 months after the case started before anyone outside of the Department of Defense cared - though a press release was done at the outset and was reported on by Barbara Starr of CNN. It wasn't until the pictures were leaked that everything blew up as far as media/world attention was concerned.
So, ask me almost anything - some things I can't/won't discuss, but that's probably a very small minority of questions.
I've contacted the Mods to verify my identity. (verified)
Edit 1245 EST - Off to bed - Not feeling well and tired to boot. Will try and answer more questions tomorrow. Thanks for a great first time at an IamA.
1145AM: Been answering questions for a little while now. Also, link to verification, since quite a few people seem to have difficulty finding it: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/zj9uv/i_led_the_criminal_investigation_into_the_abu/c6531kf
1220: Wow! Front page! Trying to wade through the questions and answer as many as possible.