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Antonio Mario Taguba (born October 31, 1950), is a retired major general in the United States Army. He is the second Filipino American to attain general officer rank in the U.S. Army.

Taguba is best known for authoring the Taguba Report, an internal U.S. Army report on detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, leaked and published in 2004. Taguba again made national headlines in June 2008, when he accused the Bush administration of committing war crimes, in a preface to a report by Physicians for Human Rights on prisoner abuse and torture in U.S. military prisons.

Taguba was born in Sampaloc, Manila, the Philippines, a city to which his family had moved from their home province of Cagayan. His father was a soldier in the 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Division (Philippine Scouts), who fought in the Battle of Bataan (January-April 1942), and later survived the Bataan Death March during World War II. Taguba was raised by his mother and grandmother. At the age of 11 his family moved to Hawaii, U.S..

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