Report: U.S. Army using women as bait in Iraq

Military documents show that the U.S. Army has detained women in order to lure their husbands into custody.

Published January 27, 2006 8:01PM (EST)

From the "Winning Over Hearts and Minds" Department, the Associated Press says that U.S. military documents show that the Army "twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of 'leveraging' their husbands into surrender." In one case, a U.S. intelligence officer says that an Army task force held the mother of a nursing baby for two days in order to lure her husband into custody.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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