Emails between Army Officers re: Detainee Operations Assessment

Correspondence about the creation of the Detainee Operations Assessment/Assistance team. Function areas include doctrine, accountability, documentation, training, tactical level, force protection, detainee release procedures, physical construction requirements, operations, medical care, food, mental health, policy and standards adherence, operational law.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004
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Sunday, May 15, 2005
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From: MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG Sent: Tuesday, 28, 2004 3:43 PM To: MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO Cc: TC CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG;01121111111111000L CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG,1110
SFC CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG
Subject: RE: DETAINEE OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM (U)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Got it, thanks.

Names, etc., for the IG augmentees:

Primary.

MAJ MUM

Alternate.

SFC

If possible, we'd like to send both of us on the team, to receive the training and develop
familiarity with the facilities in theater.

Regards,

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Ori anal Message.
From: MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 7:16 PM
To:

frilrairarMarai MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG

Subject: FW: REQUEST FOR A HQDA LED MULTI-DISCIPLINED DETAINEE OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM (UNCLASSIFIED)
Importance: Low

4800--Per our conversation -4111111,
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY.

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FM RUEOEGA/COMCFLCC ARIFJAN KUWAIT KU//
TO RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//G3/OPMG//
INFO RUCAACC/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL//CCJ2/CCJ3/C/S//

RUEASRT/COMCFLCC HQS FT MCPHERSON GA//
ZEN CDRMNF-I CAMP VICTORY IZ//C3//
ZEN CDRCFC-AFGHANISTAN BAGRAM AF//C3//
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UNCLASSIFIED

OPER/OIF/OEF MSGID/GENADMIN/COMCFLCC ARIFJAN KUWAIT//PMO//
SUBJ/REQUEST FOR A HQDA LED MULTI-DISCIPLINED DETAINEE (U)//
OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM. (U)//
REF(A/COMCFLCC MESSAGE TO COMCENT/8 SEP 04//
NARR/REF A IS A MESSAGE TO COMCENT AND HQDA WITH RECOMMENDED DETAINEE OPERATIONS

RESPONSIBILITIES.//
RMKS/1. (U) THIS MESSAGE REQUESTS A HQDA LED MULTI-DISCIPLINED DETAINEE OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM.

2. (U) REQUEST IS FOR A TEAM THAT CAN REVIEW THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF DETAINEE OPERATIONS
IN A COMPREHENSIVE MANNER. SPECIFIC ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

2.A. (U) DOCTRINE.

2.B.

(U) ACCOUNTABILITY AND DOCUMENTATION OF ALL DETAINEES HELD UNDER U.S. MILITARY

CONTROL.

2.C. (U) TRAINING ADEQUACY AND FEEDBACK TO SERVICES.

2.D.

(U) TACTICAL LEVEL DETAINEE OPERATIONS (DETENTION, HOLDING AREAS, MOVEMENTS, ETC;
WITH A HEAVY EMPHASIS ON MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON OPERATIONS).

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From: dIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIDMAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:43 PM To:' MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO Cc: LTC CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG; COL CFLCC/3A-ATLIG1111111111.
FC CFLCC/3A-ATL-IGSubject: RE: DETAINEE OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM (U)
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Got it, thanks.

Names, etc., for the IG augmentees:

Primary MAJ _
Alternate SFC

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If possible, we'd like to send both of us on the team, to receive the training and develop
familiarity with the facilities in theater.

Regards,

Ori inal Messa e
From: MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 7:16 PM
To: MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG

Subject: FW: REQUEST FOR A HQDA LED MULTI-DISCIPLINED DETAINEE OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM (UNCLASSIFIED)
Importance: Low

4111111--Per our conversation --an.

UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY.

O 270427Z SEP 04
FM RUEOEGA/COMCFLCC ARIFJAN KUWAIT KU//
TO RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//G3/OPMG//
INFO RUCAACC/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL//CCJ2/CCJ3/C/S// RUEASRT/COMCFLCC HQS FT
MCPHERSON GA// ZEN CDRMNF-I CAMP VICTORY IZ//C3// ZEN CDRCFC-AFGHANISTAN BAGRAM AF//C3//
ET UNCLASSIFIED OPER/OIF/OEF MSGID/GENADMIN/COMCFLCC ARIFJAN KUWAIT//PMO// SUBJ/REQUEST
FOR A HQDA LED MULTI-DISCIPLINED DETAINEE (U)// OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM.

(U)// REF/A/COMCFLCC MESSAGE TO COMCENT/8 SEP 04// NARR/REF A IS A MESSAGE TO COMCENT AND
HQDA WITH RECOMMENDED DETAINEE OPERATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES.// RMKS/1. (U) THIS MESSAGE
REQUESTS A HQDA LED MULTI-DISCIPLINED DETAINEE OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT/ASSISTANCE TEAM.

2. (U) REQUEST IS FOR A TEAM THAT CAN REVIEW THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF DETAINEE OPERATIONS
IN A COMPREHENSIVE MANNER. SPECIFIC ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

2.A. (U) DOCTRINE.

2.B. (U) ACCOUNTABILITY AND DOCUMENTATION OF ALL DETAINEES HELD UNDER U.S. MILITARY
CONTROL.

2.C. (U) TRAINING ADEQUACY AND FEEDBACK TO SERVICES.

2.D. (U) TACTICAL LEVEL DETAINEE OPERATIONS (DETENTION, HOLDING AREAS, MOVEMENTS, ETC;
WITH A HEAVY EMPHASIS ON MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON OPERATIONS).

2.E. (U) FORCE PROTECTION.
2.F. (U) DETAINEE RELEASE PROCEDURES.
2.G. (U) PHYSICAL CONSTRUCTION AND REQUIREMENTS.
2.H. (U) LOGISTICAL SUPPORT.
2.1. (U) MEDICAL CARE.
2.J. (U) MENTAL HEALTH.
2.K. (U) MEDICAL CARE/FOOD OPERATIONS. 1 `\0 664 1

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4111.1111111111116COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG
From: 41111111111111011111KOL CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP
Sent: Saturda September 25, 2004 1:04 PM
To: COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-G2• COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-C3;

COL CFLCC C3; COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG . COL CFLCC-It COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-SJA; CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO; MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO; LTC CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO
Subject: Detainee OPS Assessment Team
Importance: High
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

DA, COMCENT, and LTG McKiernan have agreed to conduct periodic detainee operations assessment/assistance visits to MNF-I and CFC-A. DA is the DOD executive agency for detainee operations. USARCENT is the USCENTCOM executive agency for detainee operations. DA has put together the initial Detainee Assessment/Assistance Team. They've asked USARCENT to augment the assessment team with 1 person each from our C2, C3, PMO, IG, and SJA. Since this is the initial assessment team visit, it's important that the people you select for this task are the most knowledge and experience in the area of detainee operations. The assessment team will deploy to Iraq about mid-OCT, then move to Afghanistan about 29 OCT. Tentative focus areas for members from USARCENT:
C2 - Assessment of interrogation procedures and JIDC
C3 - Assessment of Force Protection
PMO - All areas outlined in our draft message
IG - Assessment of adherence to applicable regulations, policies and standards
SJA - Assessment of Operational Law issues

Goal of this assessment team is to provide an integrated, multi-dicsiplined assessment and to provide assistance to CDRs with meeting established standards of applicable orders, policies, regulations, and international/domestic/military law.
Tasks:

1.
C2, C3, PMO, IG, SJA. Need each of you to select the name of the person you'll send with this team. Provide name to PMO - MAJIIIIIIIIMPNLT 30 SEP.

2.
PMO - Provide all available documentation (policies, regs, orders, ...) on detainee operations to USARCENT team
members NLT 5 OCT.

3.
USARCENT Team members. Do your homework. Know what the standards are for your particular area. Be prepared to travel to Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, then back to Kuwait starting about mid-OCT and ending early NOV.

POC for this action is PMO - MAJ emminor LTC
COL
Chief of taff, 3rd Army/ARCENT/CFLCC
Comm 404-46.DSN 36740
Cell 404-395

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

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From: Sent: 111.1111 24 COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-IG , 2004 5:40 PM
To: OL CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO
Cc: J CFLCC/3A-FWD-PM MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO;
LTC CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO; COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD
GR COL CFLCC C3; LTC CFLCC-I

LTC CFLCC/3A-A -IG, MAJ LCC/3A-FWD-IG; MAJ CFLCC/3 Subject: / ARCENT Support to the HQDA Detainee Operations Assessment / Assistance
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Team
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

4111111 am providing two IG support COAs based my need for further clarification of our mission support requirements.
COA 1 is under an assumption we will only need to facilitate movements arid information support requirements, without a significant impact on daily in-theater mission requirements. If this is the case, I will provide support with Kuwait based assets. POCs will be MAJ . (primary) and/or SFCIMIIIIIMIIIIIIIIp(alternate).
COA 2 is under the assumption the mission will require dedicated support that will travel with the HQDA team during assessment/assistance visits in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the period of utilization will extend beyond a 5-7 day period. If this assumption becomes valid, my intent will be to support requirements with assets from Atlanta to avoid impacts on the dedicated in-theater support element. POCs under this COA are MAJ 11111111111111111110.(primary) and/or SFC.111111111.
41111111.10(alternate).
If additional information or clarity are needed, please feel free to contact me or one of my deputies: LTONIDin Atlanta
or LTC in Kuwait.
COL
Third rmy CC IG
DSN: 367-a

Original Message From: OL CFLCC/3A-ATL-PM0 Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 9: 3 PM To: COL CFLCC-IG• OL CFLCC/3A- - • OL CFLCC SJA; COL
3A-A JA; CC/3A-FWD-C2; COL CFLCC/3A-ATL- 2; COL CFLCC C3 Cc: MAJ CFLCC/3A-FWD-PMO; LTC CFLCC -PMO;. MAJ CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO;
LTC CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO; OL CFLCC/3A-A - D GRP
Subject: Support to the HQDA Detainee Operations Assessment / Assistance Team
Importance: High

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO
Gentlemen:

I've had two meetings with LTG McKiernan over the past two days in regards to a HQDA led Detainee Operations Assessment / Assistance Team. HQDA has assembled a team and is awaiting a date to be determined by MG Spears to proceed to the AOR. LTG McKiernan wants us to support and ass'st the team throughout the execution of the team's mission in KU, IZ, and AF. He has directed me to contact COL in reference to coordinating the CFLCC staff participation and support. The attached slide lays out the functions, lead organization and points of contacts for the HQDA team, and it lays out the recommended participants from our organization. Request you determine what your organization's manpower requirements and support to this mission will require and then be prepared to support the HQDA team until mission complete.
« File: Detainee Brief to CG (23 Sep)2.ppt »

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Request you send your names to my POC for this mission, MAJ His contact information is: phonenumber DSN 367
and email addressallinft@arcentarmy.smil.mi .
I'll see you over in the AOR in a couple of days.
V/R,

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Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: FOUO

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From: Sent: To: COL CF COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-PMO ber 23, 2004 9• C• CF C-IC A; COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-IC TL-SJA;
CFLCC/3A-FWD-C2 CFLCC C3 OL CFLCC/3A-ATL-G2; OL
Cc: LTC CFLCC -MAJ CFLCC/3A-FWD-PMO PAN

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FLCC/3A-ATL-P M0,COL CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD
Subject:

/ ARCENT Support to the HQDA Detainee Operations Assessment / AssistanceTeam
Importance: High
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO
Gentlemen:

I've had two meetings with LTG McKiernan over the past two days in regards to a HQDA led Detainee Operations Assessment / Assistance Team. HQDA has assembled a team and is awaiting a date to be determined by MG Spears to proceed to the AOR. LTG McKiernan wants us to support andiso .
ist the team throughout the execution of the team'smission in KU, IZ, and AF. He has directed me to contact CO
n reference to coordinating the CFLCC staff participation and support. The attached slide lays out the functio , ead organization and points of contacts for the HQDA
team, and it lays out the recommended participants from our organization. Request you determine what your organization's manpower requirements and support to this mission will require and then be prepared to support the HQDAteam until mission complete.
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Cc:

C CFLCC/3A-ATL-CMD GRP,
CFLCC/3A-ATL-IGSubject: DA G Detainee Inspection Report & Taskers
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Chief, the following and attached information are proposed for addressing the CFLCC specific and associated recommendations identified in the DA IG Detainee Operations Inspection Report of 21 July 2004. The full 321 page report is attached as part of this email, along with a Word document that repeats the comments listed below. We have pulled out the CFLCC specific and associatedrecommendations and addressed them in the proposed tasking document.
The attached report and following information are Unclassified. Accordingly,
I can also send this over
NIPR if desired. I am still digesting the full 321 page report, but feel we have captured the essence of what is needed to act on the report. I am available when and if needed to further discuss this.
COL
Third Army/CFLCC IG
CONUS DSN 367
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Suspense: 20 1500 September 2004

Task Lead: C-3 Support Sections: C-2, C-1, C-8 Information Copy: PM, IG
Reference: Department of the Army Inspector General report, SUBJECT: Detainee Operations Inspection, dated 21 July 2004 (attached). The report was approved by the Acting Secretary of the Army on 21 July 2004.
Background: This tasker serves as a tool to track specific and associated CFLCC recommendations linked to the referenced report. The tasker is also in anticipation of a USCENTCOM tasker to respond to recommendations from the Department of the Army Inspector General Detainee Operations Inspection completed on 21 July 2004. A summary of all recommendations associated with the inspection can be found in Chapter 6, pages 93- 97, of the attached/referenced document. There are 52 recommendations found within the report's three major categories (Capture, Care, and Control of Detainees; Interrogation Operations; and Other Observations). Of the 52 recommendations, five are recommended as actionable by elements within CFLCC, four imply command emphasis, and eight are listed as actionable by MNF-C-I (CJTF-7) and/or CJTF- 76 (180). Specific CFLCC, Command Emphasis, MNF/C-I, and CJTF-76/CFC-A recommendations'derived from the
referenced report are listed below.
Instructions. Staff proponents will provide a response to appropriate recommendations to the CFLCC C3 NLT 20 1500 September, and continue updates until the recommendation has been closed or completed. It is anticipated that USCENTCOM will direct monthly reports pending action closure or completion.
CFLCC Specific Recommendations:
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(CFLCC contracting officer representative ensure enough Category II interpreters are hired to support timely intelligence exploitation of detainees. Reference Chapter 4 (Interrogation Operations) of the referenced report.
Action: C-2\C-8

(2) CFLCC submit a Request for Forces for the Theater Detainee Reporting Brunch Center (TDRC) to meet the requirements for reporting and accountability of detainees and their property. Chapter 5 (Other Observations)
of the referenced report.
Action: C-1

(3) CFLCC and Force Providers coordinate to ensure, where possible, units are aware of their assigned mission upon mobilization so they can train for their specific mission. Chapter 5 (Other Observations) of the referenced
report.
Action: C-3

(4) CFLCC ensure the ILO MP units are trained before they assume their ILO MP missions. Chapter 5 (Other
Observations) of the referenced report.
Action: C-3.

(5) CFLCC contracting officer representative modify the CJTF 7 C2 Interrogation Cell Statement of Work to
require civilian interrogators to be former military interrogators trained in current interrogation policy and
doctrinelauecgixe,formal training in current military interrogation policy and doctrine. Chapter 5 (Other

Observations) of the referenced report.

Action: C-2\C-8
Command Emphasis Recommendations:
(1) Commanders continue to stress the importance of humane treatment of detainees and continue to supervise
and train Soldiers on their responsibility to treat detainees humanely and their responsibility to report abuse.
Chapter 3 (Capture, Care and Control of Detainees).

(2)
Commanders enforce basic fundamental discipline standards of Soldiers, provide training and immediately
correct inappropriate behavior of Soldiers towards detainees to ensure the proper treatment of detainees to
ensure the proper treatment of detainees. Chapter 3 (Capture, Care and Control of Detainees).

(3)
Commanders assess the quality of leadership in units and replace those leaders who do not enforce discipline and hold soldiers accountable. Chapter 3 (Capture, Care and Control of Detainees).

(4)
Commanders continue to stress the importance of planning and providing for adequate transportation assetsto support continuing detainee operations. Chapter 5 (Other Observations).

MNC/F-I (listed as CJTF 7) and CJTF 76 (listed as CJTF 180) taskings (provided for information,situational awareness, and staff assistance / oversight as required):
(1)
CJTF 7 expands Camp Bucca as an internment/resettlement facility in order to transfer detainees for Camps Ganci and Vigilant, and phase out US Armed Forces detainee operations at Abu Ghraib.

(2)
CJTF 7 & 180 continue to emphasize compliance with the requirements regarding the humane treatment of

(3)
CJTF 7 & 180 ensure the standardized policy on interrogation approach techniques are received,

detainees.
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understood, trained and enforced by all units.
(4)
CJTF-7 & 180 evaluate current living and working conditions at all facilities housing detainees and take
corrective actions to improve the current living and working environment.

(5)
CJTF 7 & 180 ensure all units meet the guidelines for minimum infrastructure standards supporting
detainee operations to allow for adequate facilities to house detainees.

(5)
CJTF 7 & 180 implement a safety inspection program for all facilities that support detainee operations
identify and eliminate hazards to Soldiers and detainees. Action:

(6)
CJTF-7 review the physical and operations security requirements and policy/doctrine procedures to ensure units operating internment/resettlement facilities comply with all requirements.

(7)
CJTF 7 & 180 evaluate current detainee medical capabilities and requirements and take corrective action to ensure detainees receive the required medical screening and care.

(8)
CJTF 7 segregate enemy prisoners of war and civilian internees to ensure compliance with the GenevaConventions and Army Regulations.

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