Bagram Prison under Afghan control

September 12, 2012 - 05:00 PM
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Gordon interview September 10, 2012

On Monday, the U.S. handed over control of Bagram Prison to Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai called it a victory for his country's sovereignty.

The U.S. started detaining prisoners at Bagram ten years ago, including suspected Taliban militants.

The transfer represents a big, but controversial step in the drawdown of American troops.

J.D. Gordon, former spokesman for the Department of Defense, discussed the handoff on Capital Insider.

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