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Afghans to Take Over Bagram Prison

Vice Adm. Robert Harward arrived in Afghanistan this fall to take over detention operations for Gen. Stanley McChrystal. McChrystal’s explicit instructions for

Henry Hamer
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 11, 2010

Vice Adm. Robert Harward arrived in Afghanistan this fall to take over detention operations for Gen. Stanley McChrystal. McChrystal’s explicit instructions for Harward’s portfolio were to transfer control of the prison at Bagram Air Field to Afghan control. On Saturday, that instruction took a big step forward:

A so-called Memorandum of Understanding signed on Saturday could see the controversial facility handed over to Afghan control within months, officials said.

Henry Hamer | I'm currently working for Google's Chrome team in Munich, Germany, as a developer advocate. I was a member of the team responsible for the online presence of Sueddeutsche.de, one of Germany's largest daily newspapers, from January 2010 to November 2011. I used to work for Yahoo! on their similarly massive European news pages before joining Sueddeutsche. I've concentrated my efforts on the internet, which has turned out to be a fantastic decision.

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