It appears that a few low-level soldiers, with a pathetic lack of supervision throughout the ranks, took orders that encouraged basic intimidation/sleep deprivation (acceptable forms of interrogation) and ran wild with them. The pictures don't indicate to me organized interrogation, they indicate sadistic behavior by bored idiots. My guess is there could be a Military Intelligence person to blame too, hard to tell. people further up the chain of command are simply guilty of malfeasance, all the way to the Military Police Brigade Commander (the one star woman general). Whether malfeasance is a crime worth a court martial could be debated. As for resulting in more deaths, they actually dropped radically for about a week after the story went world-wide. Why? Because, for a short time, these extemists actually thought "maybe the Americans are just as ruthless as we are". Now it's just the excuse of the moment for them to do what they intended to do anyhow. What 300 taliban are you talking about anyways?