DOD Memo re: Secretary of Defense Guidance on Interrogation Techniques

Memorandum to General Geoffrey Miller regarding Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Donald Rumsfeld's memorandum. The memo to Gen. Miller seeks clarification on the use of certain techniques, including a concern about the removal of the Koran from detainees, stating the technique is not one that is still in use. Also, the memo states that the use of sleep deprivation should not exceed four days in succession.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, June 2, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
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MEMORANDUM FOR Major General Geoffery Miller, Corranander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
SUBJECT: -ES/INF)-Letter of Promulgation Regarding Secret wy of Defense Guidance On Interrogation Techniques
1.`eSittfi5-This memorandum provides amplification on the 16 April 2003 guidance from the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) regarding Joint Task Force Onantananso's implementation of interrogation techniques.
2. (S//NF) The SECDEF's memoranchan directs that Techniques B, 1, 0, and X be used only when required by military necessity, and that the SECDEF be notified in advance. Prior to applying these techniques against a specific detainee, I direct you to submit a .for approval pursuant to the detainee's initial interrogation strategy (or when that
3.-(S#NI:).To clarify other matters raised by the SECDEFs memoranehan:
(a)
Reference Technique B. the Working Omuta was most concerned about removal of the Baran from a detainee-something we no longer do. Because providing incentives (o.g., McDonald's Fish Sarghviehes or cigarettes) is an integral part of intarogations, you will notify me in writing when the provided incentive would exceed that contemplated by interrogation doctrine contained in Army FM 34-52, or when the interrogators intend to remove an incentive from s detainee.

(b)
Reference Techniques I and 0, you will notify me in writing when use of these standard interrogation techniques goes beyond the doctrinal application desenlial in Army FM 34-52. When use of the technique is consistent with FM 34-52, you do not need to notify me.

(c)
I define "sleep deprivation," referenced in Technique V, as keeping a detainee awake for more than 16 hrs or allowing a detainee to rest briefly and then repeatedly awakening him, not to exceed four days in succession.

(d)
Reference Technique X. I do not consider the use of maximum security units as isolation. A detainee placed in a maximum sectrity unit is segregated, but not truly isolated.

(e)
I define the least intrusive method" as the teehruque that has the least impact on a detainee's standard of treatment, while evoking the desired response from the detainee during interrogations.

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(f) Except in the case of Techniques B, 1, 0, and X, I have determined that the first 0-6/GG-15 in the chain of command or supervision, is the "appropriate specified senior approval authority," unless approval authority is withheld from that individual by higher authority.
4. --(SNIO)-Lastly, 1 have told the Secretary of Defense his 16 April guidance applies to ail interagency elements assigned or attached to JTP GTMO.
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