Emails between Army Officers re: Please Provide Information Concerning Detainee Abuse Criminal Cases

Theses emails concern a request for a regular update on the collection and status of criminal cases involving detainee abuse. Some the emails refer to potential upcoming congressional testimony and several of the emails are repeated and resent.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2004
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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From:
11.11111.- LTC G3
Sent: WednesdayJ 121, 2004 12:08 PM
To: LTC G3
Subject: : ALARACT 119/2004 DATA CALL: DETAINEE-RELATED ARTICLE 15S

Just SA

Original Message
From: AFOP

Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:48 AM
To: AFOP-AV; AFOP-CI; AFOP-EODG3; AFOP-FD; AFOP-HS• AFOP-JT• AFOP-MA
AFOP-P0• AFOP-

A CALL: DETAINEE-RELATED ARTICLE 15S

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ZNR UUUUU ZYW ZOC ZEO T ALL US ARMY REPS AND ACTIVITIES
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TO ALARACT
ZEN/AL ALARACT
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UNCLAS ALARACT 119/2004
SUBJ: ALARACT DATA CALL: DETAINEE-RELATED ARTICLE 15S UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY.
PLEASE SEND TO ALL US ARMY MAJOR AND SUBORDINATE COMMANDS. THIS MESSAGE IS BEING SENT ON
THE BEHALF OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, US ARMY. 1. (U). ALL ARMY UNITS
SHALL PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF ALL PUNISHMENT UNDER ARTICLE 15, UCMJ, IMPOSED
FOR DETAINEE-RELATED OFFENSES OCCURING IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, OR GUANTANAMO BAY FROM 1

OCTOBER 2001 THROUGH 9 JULY 2004. A "DETAINEE-RELATED OFFENSE" IS ANY OFFENSE RELATING TO
PERSONS UNDER U.S. CONTROL FROM POINT OF CAPTURE THROUGH DETENTION UNTIL RELEASE. THE
LISTING SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: 1 A. (U) DATE OF INCIDENT (YYYYMMDD); 1

B. (U) LOCATION OF INCIDENT (I/A/G); 1 C. (U) LOCATION CODE (POINT OF CAPTURE, DETENTION
FACILITY, TRANSPORT, CHECKPOINT, OTHER); 1 D. (U) DURING OR RESULT OF INTERROGATION (Y/N);
1 E. (U) NAME OF DETAINEE (IF AVAILABLE); 1 F. (U) DETAINEE TAG ID (IF AVAILABLE); 1 G.

(U) AUTOPSY DATE (IF APPLICABLE); 1 H. (U) NAME OF SOLDIER PUNISHED; 1 I. (U) UNIT OF
SOLDIER; 1 J. (U) ACTIVE/RESERVE/NG; 1 K. (U) OFFENSE TYPE (ASSAULT, SEXUAL ASSAULT,
HOMICIDE, THEFT, OTHER); 1 L. (U) NAME OF OFFICER IMPOSING PUNISHMENT; 1 M. (U) POSITION
OF OFFICER IMPOSING PUNISHMENT; 1 N. (U) PUNISHMENT IMPOSED; 1 0. (U) CID CASE NUMBER, IF
ASSIGNED; 1 P. (U) STATUS OF INVESTIGATION (OPEN/CLOSED); 1 Q. (U) COMMENTS/REMARKS (IF
NECESSARY); 1 R. (U) POINT OF CONTACT (INCLUDE RANK, NAME, PHONE, EMAIL). 2. (FOUO)
FORWARD THIS INFORMATION VIA THE MOST EXPEDITIOUS MEANS AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN 31 JULY
2004 TO MR. OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, US ARMY, AT

QDA.ARMY.MIL OR BY FAX AT (703) 588411M(DSN 4254111". 3. (U) ANY

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Staff Judge Advocate

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OL OTJAG [mailto us.army.mil]
Sent:.st 31, 2004 10:45 AM
To:.us. my.mil'
Cc:.JA FO COM'
Su sect: Need Help

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I have to go to Capital Hill wit ID on this Thursday AM and brief staff members on CID
detainee abuse investigations and osecutions worldwide.

One of the cases that I will get ask bout is summarized by CID as follows:
(5) Date of Occurrence: 11 Sep 03. Re orted by the 4lD on 15 Sep 03.
Unit: D Co, 4th FSB, 4th ID
Synopsis: At the Forward Operating Base P orse detention facility, an Iraqi detainee 1111.

died while in US custody. An enlisted Soldier while on and duty, failed to follow the ROE and shot the
detainee who was standing close to the perimeter wire.

Status: ,Case closed. The Soldier was charged with urder. Soldier was reduced to E-1 and
administratively discharged in lieu of trial by court-martial (014 -ClD469).

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Subject:0Media Query: PUC HVTs
Importance: High

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Original Message From: AJ Sent: Thursday August 26, 2004 4:54 PM Toarill, PAO Subje : FW: PUC HVTs Importance: High
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From:41.111111111111,[mailtoallulle@krwashington.com ] Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 3:53 PM To: OL; Subject: FW: PUC HVTs Importance: High
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Ori final Message From:0 [mailto krwashington.com ] Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 3:51 PM To: Subject: PUC HVTs Importance: High
I'd like to talk to Lt. Gen. John R. Vines about the PUC HVTs (aka "ghost detainees") that he approved

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while he was commander in Afghanistan and what the rationale was for hiding those prisoners from the ICRC. I know the General approved of at least a handful of PUC HVTs, and I am going to report that fact. I also believe that the Army had a good rationale for creating the category of "persons under control, high value targets" and would like to give the General the opportunity to fully explain that rationale.
My editors want this story right away, but are willing to give me until Friday 16:00 to get comments.
Best regards,
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To: OL OTJAG
Subject: on tainee Criminal Cases

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Colonel, US Army
Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Forces Command
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Or a•e From OL OTJAG us.arnny.mil] Sent: Monda t 3.0 2004 2:07 PM To COL - SJA
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Subject: RE: p ate on Detainee Criminal Cases
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Original Message--
From: OL - SJA
nd ust 30, 2004 1:56 PM

Sent: Moay, Au To COL OTJAG; -6) Cc: OL OTJAG; Wright, Daniel V BG OTJAG Subject: FW: Update on Detainee Criminal Cases
Gentlemen: Guidance? VR,11111r
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Staff Judge Advocate

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Original Message From: LTC, JCS SJS mailto . •s.pentacion.mill Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 12:30 PM
To: immumirforscom.army.mil'
Subject: Update on Detainee Criminal Cases
Sir:
We have been receiving a lot of questions from the Chairman, Vice, etc., plus others regarding status of criminal cases involving detainees. Does FORSCOM have a weekly update that you can provide me? I know COLAWas some at Fort Bragg and their are others in Germany as well. I am just trying to find if this is being collected in one spot. If you have such a document, can you forward it to me?
I will also check withana*and well.
COlallias
Thanks,
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LTC, JA
Deputy Legal Counsel, OCJCS/LC
Pentagon, Rm. 2E841

(703)
697amDSN 227111111

(703)
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Subject: etainee aminal Cases

Colonel, US Army
Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Forces Command
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If you have something you want to pass to JCS, send to me.
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Original Messa e
From COL - SJA
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 1:56 PM
To: COL OTJAG;
Cc: OL OTJAG; OTJAG
Subjec p ate on Detainee Criminal Cases

Gentlemen: Guidance? VR

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Colonel, US Army
Staff Judge Advocate

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Ori inal Messa•e From TC, JCS SJS [mailto Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 12:30 PM To: jIIIIIIIIIIIVforscom.army.mil' Subject: Update on Detainee Criminal Cases
Sir:
We have been receiving a lot of questions from the Chairman, Vice, etc., plus others regarding status of criminal cases involving detainees. Does FORSCOM have a weekly update that you can provide me? I know COl Ihas some at Fort Bragg and their are others in Germany as well. I am just trying to find if this is being collected in one spot. If you have such a document, can you forward it to me?
I will also check wit rand CO
Thanks,
LTC, JA Deputy Legal Counsel, OCJCS/LC Pentagon, Rm. 2E841
(703)
69DSN 22711MO

(703)
693 (fax)

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From: 41111111111111,0L OTJAG Sent: Monda , Au ust 30, 04 4:35 P To: COL - SJA COL OTJAG almr0-6) Cc: OTJAG Subject: : p a e on etainee Criminal Cases
If you have something you want to pass to JCS, send to me.
COL/111111uidance was to havearillifapprove any documents sent to them.
Ori inal Messa e
From OL - SJA
Sent: Monday, Au ust 30, 2004 1:56 PM
To OL OTJAG . 0-6)
Cc OL OTJAG TJAG
Su ject: FW: Update on Detainee Criminal Cases

Gentlemen: Guidance? VR
Colonel, US Army
Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Forces Command
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Ori final Messa From TC, JCS SJS [ mailt enta on.mil Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 12:30 PM To1111111111111rforscom.army.rnil' Subject: Update on Detainee Criminal Cases
Sir:
We have been receiving a lot of questions from the Chairman, Vice, etc., plus others regarding status of criminal cases involving detainees. Does FORSCOM have a weekly update that you can provide me? I know COLAMas some at Fort Bragg and their are others in Germany as well. I am just trying to find if this is being collected in one spot. If you have such a document, can you forward it to me?
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I will also check wit nd CO s well.
Thanks,
LTC, JA Deputy Legal Counsel, OCJCS/LC Pentagon, Rm. 2E841
(703)
697CDSN 2271111111

(703)
693 fax)

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Sent:. Monday, Au ust 30, 2004 6:25 PM
To:. TC, JCS SJS
Cc:. TC - SJAMEN1111110 LTC - SJA11.1.11,
Subject:. : p a e on Detainee CriminaCases

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411111111,Due to the sensitivity, you're going to have ask for this stuff through OTJAG or
JFCOM. Sorry we're on pins and needles here. R,

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Colonel, US Army

Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Forces Command

404 office

404 cell

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From: TC, JCS SJS [mailto .pentagon.mil]
Sent: Monda u us , 2004 12:30 PM
To: orscom.army.mil'
Sub : Update on e ainee Criminal Cases

Sir:
We have been receiving a lot of questions from the Chairman, Vice, etc., plus others
regarding status of criminal cases inv ng detainees. Does FORSCOM have a weekly update
that you can provide me? I know COL as some at Fort Bragg and their are others in
Germany as well. I am just trying to f d if this is being collected in one spot. If you
have such a document, can you forward it to me?

I will also check with and COLIIIIIIIIpas well.

Thanks,

JA
Deputy Legal Counsel, OCJCS/LC
Pentagon, Rm. 2E841

(703)
DSN 22711111P

(703)
(fax)

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From: COL - SJA
Sent: 3 2004 8:21 AM
To: OL OTJAG
Cc: OL OTJAG;
Subject: etainee CriminaGases

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Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Forces Command

404 41.11.1S office
404failt cell

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From: LTC, JCS SJS [mailtola1111111/js.pentagon.mil ]
Sent- Mon Au us 04 6:29 PM
To: OL -'

Cc: C - SJA; LTC -SJA;a1111111.1116.

Subject: RE: Update on Detainee riming ases

Sir:

Not a problem...it is not any better up here. I contacted COLIIIMEW see if he has
it. If not, then we may formally request it through the Director, Joint Staff to the
Army.

Thanks,

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From: COL - SJA [mailtoill11111111/11,1100ts.army.mil ]
Sen on ay, August 0, 2004 6:25 PM .
To: TC, JCS SJ
Cc: TC - SJA; TC - SJA;
Subj-Ip.ate on Detainee riming Cases

Due to the sensitivity, you're going to have to ask for this stuff through OTJAG or
JFC . Sorry we're on pins and needles here. R,L

Colonel, rmy
Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Forces Command

404. office

404. cell
404 fax

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From JCS SJS [mailt01111111111111111rpentagon.mil ]

Sent: Monday, August 3 , 2004 12:30 PM

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Subject: Update on Detainee Criminal Cases

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Sir:

We have been receiving a lot of questions from the Chairman, Vice, etc., plus others
regarding status of criminal cases involving detainees. Does FORSCOM have a weekly update
that you can provide me? I know COL ias some at Fort Bragg and their are others in
Germany as well. I am just trying to find if this is being collected in one spot. If you
have such a document, can you forward it to me?

I will also check with EISINaliliand coil's/0p as well.

Thanks,

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LTC, JA
Deputy Legal Counsel, OCJCS/LC
Pentagon, Rm. 2E841

(703)
69711 DSN 22741,

(703)
693 (fax)

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