Emails between Army Officers re: Public Affairs Guidance on the Release of Jones-Fay Investigative Report

Email provides instructions on where to direct media queries upon the release of the Jones-Fay Investigative report in to abuse of detainees.

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Email
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004
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Sunday, May 15, 2005
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PubFc Affairs Guidance on the release of Jones-Fay investigation (UNCLASSIFIED) Page 1 of 2
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Subject: FW: Public Affairs Guidance on the release of Jo es-Fay investigation (UNCLASSIFIED)
Importance: Low

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE
Sir,
By design, DA does not want subordinate PAOs answering questions specific to the report's findings. Media
queries concerning the findings of this report will be referred to Army Material Command PAO (the AMC cdr, GEN
Kern, is the investigation's appointing authority). Media queries about detainee abuse in general will be referred
to OCPA media relations division. The PAG is embargoed until 1330 (EDT) today, 25 AUG, when GEN Kern,
LTG Jones and MG Fay will brief the Pentagon press corps at the Pentagon.

a. The POC for this Public Affairs GUidanlCc:e~is~LiT~C~::::::lUnil
OCPA (SCD) at COMM. (703) 614_; e-mail:Qd@hqda.army.mil.
b.
The HQDA POC for media inquiries is LTC ,i..._ ••,OCPA (MRD) at COMM. (703) 614"
mail: ?2@hqda.army.mil.

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The POC for media queries on the report's findings is Ms.'•••••
806.... e-mail: I C~hqamc.army.mil.

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Sent: Wednesday, August 25,20049:04 AM
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Subject: Public Affairs Guidance on the release of Jones-Fay investigation (UNCLASSIFIED)
Importance: low

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Sir / Ma'am: Attached is embargoed PAG for the public release of the Jones-Fay investigation into intelligence
activities at Abu Ghraib. The PAG is embargoed until 1330 (EDT) today, 25 AUG, when we will brief the Pentagon

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press corps here at the Pentagon. The briefers will be GEN Kern, LTG Jones and MG Fay.
You will notice that the Q's and A's have been omitted from this document. By design, we do not want subordinate PAOs answering questions specific to the report's findings. This issue is a minefield and we don't want to unnecessarily shift the burden of response to you. Media queries concerning the findings of this report will be referred to Army Material Command PAO (the AMC cdr, GEN Kern, is the investigation's appointing authority). Media queries about detainee abuse in general will be referred to OCPA media relations division. The POCs are listed in the PAG.
Some of you may receive media queries on members of your Command who are named in this report. If that
individual has been referred to the chain of command for action, that query belongs to the Command PAO and
you are free to answer the question. When in doubt, call OCPA MRD for guidance on media responses.

As the OCPA planner for this event, please call me if you have questions on this overall effort.
2 (DOD PAl, please forward to CENTCOM PAO. ~


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Attachment Caveats: NONE
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

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