Emails between Todd F. Buchwald, Elizabeth H. Richard, Richard G. Olson, and others re: Return of control to Iraq

Emails between DOS Officials discussing the return of control to Iraq, particularly their control over prisons.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004
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Monday, November 22, 2004
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Abercrombie, Cara L (NEA/I)
From: Jost, Aaron W (NEA/NGA)
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 8:08 AM
To: Stevens, John C(Jerusalem)
Cc: McCowan, Mikael C; Abercrombie, Cara L (NEA/I)
Subject: RE: Detainee Question

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John-
Cara is assuming the detainee portfolio, so she may be able to give a more definitive answer. However. I think the short answer is that we are looking to turn as many over as soon as possible. Which ones are transferred first. and how fast that can happen logistically, is still being finalized, I believe.
-Aaron x7-5211
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From: Stevens, John C
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 3:27 AM
To: Jost, Aaron W (NEA/NGA)(Main State)
Subject: Detainee Question

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Aaron -
Will the Iraqis take over control of the prisons June 30 or will they remain under coalition authority? I'm asking b/c there are still a bunch of Palestinians in CPA custody. Thanks, Chris
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER DATE/CASE ID: 01 OCT 2004 200303827
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Abercrombie, Cara L (NEA/I)
From:. Buchwald, Todd F (SBU)
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 1:41 PM
To:. Richard, Elizabeth H; Olson, Richard G; Abercrombie, Cara L (NEA/I)
Cc: Ryu, Rexon Y, Carpenter, Jonathan J; Dorosin, Joshua L (SBU)
Subject:. Urgent Draft MOU on Detainees

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Custody.doc

Please see attached, which is draft MOJ-MNF MOU sent to us by CPA lawyers to govern custodial arrangements for people over which Iraqis will have "legal custody". I've tracked several changes; others in L are still looking at, but thought you would want an opportunity to comment too. Please let me know soonest any thoughts, as CPA lawyers say they need in appx the next hour if they are to be able to coordinate with MNF-I. Thanks, Todd.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHNIELZER
DATE/CASE ID: 07 OCT 2004 200303827 UNCLASSIFIED
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