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Afghans to Take Over Bagram Prison

January 11, 2010 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

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.

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