Lt-Col William Steele, a US serviceman who was in charge of the detention of Saddam Hussein, has gone on trial in Baghdad by court martial accused of aiding the enemy.
Lt-Col Steele is standing trial on a total of seven counts, and could face a life sentence.
The most serious charge is that he aided the enemy by providing a mobile phone to detainees. It has not been disclosed whom Col Steele lent the phone to.
During pre-trial hearings Steele was also accused of supplying Cuban cigars and hair dye to Saddam.
Echoes of Nuremberg, when a US serviceman aided Goring in committing suicide.