Email between Army Officers re: Training for Treatment of Prisoners

Email concerns the training of Military Police on detainee treatment and handling. It includes a discussion of the inclusion of Geneva Convention and focuses the requirement for humane treatment of all prisoners at all times as specified under the Geneva Conventions and states this training should be repeatedly and strongly reinforced.

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Saturday, May 15, 2004
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
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From: COL
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 12:20 PM
To: FORSCOM DCSOPS TNG CAT;11111111111111 CFLCC/3A-FWD-C3
Cc: Colglazier, Dan M. BG - (DIRMOBFOR)
Subject: FW: TRAINING FOR TREATMENT OF PRISONERS
Follow Up Flag: Follow up
Flag Status: Flagged

fort me see tasks / detainee ops tng guidance msg on Mon
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COL (P#111_aw of War and Hague/Geneva Convention tasks are included in the new OIF tng guidance for all
per below, has cflcc accepted responsibility to train all other tasks related to detainee ops for units so
missioned? 2 days is a luxury we don't have with most units ... will review LTG McKiernan's white paper, then
shoot you our proposed guidance for chop. Thanks,

Original Message

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From: Curry, Stephen J BG LEONARD WOOD [mailto:stephen.curry©nrionroe.army.smil.mil ]
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 6:14 PM
To: Barrett, Raymond D Jr MG TRADOC DCSOPS&T; Taguba, Antonio MG CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP'
Cc: Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG 7; 'Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail) '; Marks,
James A MG USAIC&FH COL; Terry, Jam s COL P CFLCC 3A-FWD-C3'; 'CJTF180-.

DOS'; 'CJTF180-DOS'; iller, Thomas G. MG CJTF-7 C3' - COL; Haub, Larry D. BG
- DIRMOBFOR); 'Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber '; Ryder MG Don (E-mail);
iraq.centcom.smil.mil'
u ject: RE: TRAINING FOR TREATMENT OF PRISONERS
Sirs

The MP School is currently supporting detention operations training at Fort Dix for units slated to deploy to GTMO to perform the detention mission. I visited this training last week and can attest to the fact that it meets the Army standards.
In addition, there are 26 MOS 31E (Corrections) NCOs deployed to Iraq conducting detention ops training for both MP and non-MP units who are or will be performing the detention mission. They are using a TSP developed by our corrections SME at USAMPS who has conducted three visits to GTMO and two to Iraq in the past year. To date 713 of 1458 Soldiers, airman and marines have been trained. End of training is projected for 24 June 2004.
In both training programs, the instruction makes no distinction based on the technical legalities of the prisoners' Geneva Convention status. In both programs, the requirement for humane treatment of all prisoners at all times as specified under the Geneva Conventions is repeatedly and strongly reinforced.
V/R
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BG Steve Curry Commandant US Army Military Police School 401 MANSCEN Loop, Suite 1061 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473 DSN 670111./COMM (573)56: STE 6761111111111COMM (573)5631111= currysj@monroe.army.smil.mil
Original Message From: Barrett, Raymond D Jr MG TRADOC DCSOPS&T Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 3:53 PM To: Taguba, Antonio MG CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP' Cc: Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG TCOS/G3/G5/G7; 'Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ W E-mail) '; Marks, James A MG USAIC&FH; Curry, Stephen J BG LEONARD WOOD; OL;
L(P) CFLCC/3A-FWD-C3; CJTF180-DOS; CJTF180-DCJS; i er, Thomas G. MG er, Christopher M. - COL; Haub, Larry D. BG - (DIRMOBFOR); 'Louis W. BG ARMY G­
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3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail) '
Subject: RE: TRAINING FOR TREATMENT OF PRISONERS

Tony -

11/4/2004 001023
I'll check. I'm reasonablyre we have made that distinction in training between GITMO and IZ, but will make sure has worked the trap lines. Thanks.
Original Message From: Taguba, Antonio MG CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP [mailto:Antonio.Taguba@arcent.army.smil.mil] Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 3:20 PM To: Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG DCS G-3/5/7; Barrett, Raymond D Jr MG; Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG DCS G-3/5/7 Cc: 'Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail) '; Marks, James A MG; Curry, Stephen J BG; Turner, Frank D. - COL; Taguba, Antonio MG CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP; Terry, James CO FLCC 3A-FWD-C3; OTF180-DOS; CJTF180-DOS; Miller, Thomas G. MG CJTF-7 C3 COL; Colgiazier, Dan M. BG - (DIRMOBFOR); 'Louis
W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail) '
Subject: RE: TRAINING FOR TREATMENT OF PRISONERS

JB, Ray...to add...
There is a major concern on treatment of detainees at GITMO vice in IZ. In particular, the application of the Geneva Convention to those detained at GITMO since they are categorized as members of terrorists organization, are stateless, and whereby the GC is not applicable. There is specific language in executive order that enumerates this. Members of Congress have questioned this during hearings this week.
Tony
Original Message From: Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG DCS G-3/5/7 To: Barrett, Raymond D Jr MG; Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG DCS G-3/5/7
Cc: Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail); Marks, James A MG; Curry, Stephen J BG; OL; Taguba, Antonio MG CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP; Terry, James COL -FWD-C3; CJTF180-DCJS; CJTF180-DCJS; Miller, Thomas G. MG CJTF-7 C3; OL; Colgiazier, Dan M. BG - (DIRMOBFOR); Louis W. BG ARMY G-3 DA-v I w -mail)
Sent: 5/10/2004 9:02 PM Subject: RE: TRAINING FOR TREATMENT OF PRISONERS
thats the ticket
tx
and we need packages to give our conusa and our ac cdrs to improve what
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training we presently provide to mp's and to the force in general
the sooner the better for our forces are moving now to oif 2.5 and oif 3
burns
Original Message From: Barrett, Raymond D Jr MG TRADOC DCSOPS&T [mailto:raym on d .barrett@m onroe. army. smil.m i l] Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 9:50 PM To: Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG TCOS/G3/G5/G7 Cc: Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail); Marks, James A MG USAIC&FH; Curry, Stephen J BG LEONARD WOOD COL; Taguba, Antonio MG CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP; Terry, James COL(P) CFLC63A-FWD-C3; CJTF180-DCJS; CJTF180-DCJS; Miller, Thomas G. MG CJTF-7 C31111111111111111111.111e0L; Haub, Larry D. BG - (DIRMOBFOR) Subject: RE: TRAINING FOR TREATMENT OF PRISONERS
JB-
We can/will. Currently MI and MP schools are conducting scrub of doctrine. Interim MP doctrine is being prepared incorporating lessons learned from GTMO incidents that fits current issue. Simultaneous effort getting generated is review of what we are teaching in our schools concerning handling/treatment of EPOW and interned Civilians. Center of gravity will be at MP school. I'll have my guys contacalr
Steve -
Have your DOT call. CO liaison. Please kee FORSCOM G3 to affect direct e loop.
Barrett
Original Message

From: Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG DCS G-3/5/7 [mai]to:laopsjhb@forcel.anny.smil.mil ] Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 8:33 AM
To11.1111111P6L Cc: Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail); Taguba, Antonio MG CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP; Terry, James COL(P) CFLCC/3A-FWD-C3 . CJTF180-DCJS; CJTF180-DCJS; Miller, Thomas G. MG CJTF-7 C3• COL; Colglazier, Dan M. BG - (DIRMOBFOR); Barrett, Raymond D Jr MG Subject: TRAINING FOR TREATMENT OF PRISONERS

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IT OCCURS THAT WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO WAIT FOR EXTENDED STUDIES, AND
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NEED TO ASSURE NEEDED FIXES ARE APPLIED NOW TO DEPLOYING TRAINING A QUICK LOOK NOW FOLLOWED BY MORE RIGOROUS REVIEW IN DUE TIME IS
INDICATED PLS COORDINATE WITH DAMO TR AND TRADOC TO SEE IF WE HIT ALL THE BASES FIRST POINT OF FOCUS IS TRAINING GUIDANCE FOR FORCES DEPLOYING IN THE
NEXT 60 DAYS....INTERALIA, OIF 2.5 LETS HAVE A DRAFT COORDINATED WITH DA, CFLCC, AND CONUSA AND TRADOC
BY THURSDAY NEXT WEEK BURNS
RAY BARRETT....CAN YALL ASSIST...WANT TO GIVE OUR CONUSA OUR BEST SHOT ON THE FIRST GO
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