Emails between John S. Pistole, Thomas J. Harrington, Valerie E. Caproni, and Others re: FBI Operations at Guantanamo Bay

E-mails between John S. Pistole, T.J. Harrington, Valerie E. Caproni, and Others re: FBI operations in Guantanamo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Emails discuss a general concern for FBI operations and interrogation techniques used. Also, there is a discussion of a meeting with Vice Admiral Church regarding FBI detention/interrogation procedures at Guantanamo; Valerie Caproni requests names of all agents who have participated in interviews of detainees in Iraq, Guantanamo, and Afghanistan.

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Friday, May 7, 2004
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004
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3 All agents who, have been 'embedded with DOD in Afghanistan so they may have participated in/seen inierrogations there Are there onscene commanders there?
Needless to say, we need thii ASAP
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From PISTOLE, JOHN S (DO) (FBI) •
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Y sent to GTMO, Iraq or Afghanistan re interview techniques FBI agents, couldjuse Can you track this also please') Tks, John
Torn, the other part of this is , any guidance CO
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. Vaieriyour request has been tasked out,,to Frankie Battle and Chris Bnese and I will provide an update in the morning Tom . I
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Can you have someone pull together lists:of
1 A Al' agents Who have participated in interviews of detainees in GTMO
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2 'A All agents who have participated in interviews of detainees in Iraq, sorted by the prison and date
2 B All agents who have been onscene,commanders in Iraq
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'From HARRINGTON, T,J (CTD) (FBI) To BALD, GARY M (CTD) (FBI) cc Caprorn, Valerie E (OGC): (FBI) Subject 'FW GTMO OSC 5/74 Discussion wit Vice Admiral Church, Inspector General, United States
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i Vice Admiral Church amved at GTMO last:week to review operations there in light of the detainee issues
. in Iraq I FYI Tom I 1 ----brininal Messanp---1 , Froini j(Divi,3) '(FBI) ' Sent I-nday, Niayi ut, 1UU4 iu 40 A ' i ' To 'HillIZIPINflTrIAIT A IMO 11 ( BI), BATTL (FBI) (FBI Div13) (FBI) Div13 11(111031/FRIYI (Div09) (FBI) 1 Cc ' Subject GTMO OSC b/7/04 Discussion witn vice A lDiv13) (FBI) ma! Church, Inspector General, United States ' Navy , I I Importance High 1 , t 1 b6 -1 b7C -1
I I met with Vice Admiral Church for 45 minutes this morning within the context of the Inspector General, i review of detention/interrogation procedures at GTMO
. 1 iI provided him with an overview of the FBI's mission and organization in GTMO At his request, I also explaqted to him how the FBI operates in close coordination with JTF-GTMO operationally, however our , interviews are conducted in strict compliance with DOJ/FBI policy and training, with the exception of Wanda He clearly understood the distinctions:between our training and policies, as opposed to those of
theIDOD I1 ' 1I His i main interest was in interagency interview coordination procedures, which I explained in detail It was clear he wanted to be able to document that the FBI could not move, interview or otherwise interact1 . with detainees unilaterally ' . i i ! I , I believe he went: away satisfied that FBI operations in GTMO are essentially transparent to our JTF-GTMO and inter-agency partners i I '1
I Members of Vice Admiral Church's staff will be randomly interviewing JTF and possibly FBI employees this afternoon More to follow if any of my folk5 are interviewed t )
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