FBI Memo re: Al Qaeda and Taliban Fighters being Rendered to Guantanamo Bay

FBI Memo re: Guantanamo Intel, Major Case 188.
Describes role of FBI and CITF in dealing with captured armed Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters brought to GTMO (600, expecting more). FBI staffing has consisted of designated squad from Miami Division, rotation of CIRG personnel and experienced TDY personnel from various divisions (gives breakdown of FBI personnel). Describes BAU on-site review, and provides the conclusions of the review [redacted].
Memo ends with "FBI personnel are currently attending a one week training course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia prior to their deployment to GTMO."

Non-legal Memo
Thursday, October 31, 2002
Tuesday, December 14, 2004

, SECRET', U.S. Department of Justice • Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington. D C 20535-0001 October 31, 2002 GTMO—INTEL GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA MAJOR CASE 188 The captioned matter was initiated when U.S. military forces, participating in Operation Enduring Freedom, captured armed Taliban and A1-Qa'ida fighters involved in hostile actions in Afghanistan. Under executive authority, these individuals were captured, disarmed and rendered back to United States Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). There are currently over 600 detainees located at GTMO, with additional detainees expected to arrive in the immediate future. The U.S. military is operating a Joint Intelligence Interrogation Facility (JIIF) at GTMO. Within the JIIF is the Criminal Investigative Task Force (CITF), which is tasked with conducting interviews of the detainees. The CITF is made up of representatives from the Army Criminal Investigation Department, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents, along with members of the CITF, are tasked with conducting interviews of the detainees, preparing cases for presentation to military tribunals, performing analytical functions, liaising with foreign police and intelligence services, and sending out leads. Supervisory Special Agents, Special Agents, Intelligence Research Specialists, Investigative Analysts, Electronic Technicians, Technically Trained Agents, Language Specialists, Contract Linguists and other support personnel have been detailed to GTMO since January, 2002 in support of this effort. FBI staffing for this commitment has consisted of a designated squad from the Miami Division, a rotation of CIRG personnel, and experienced TDY personnel from various divisions. .414.Y.INF.aRKATI:piNCCNTA;yEEi .. s oAr..-, : 1:1-p7: -,: ..:0q:4. CLP.SZIFIED ; :: EY .: tiiig.9t-:15,1 3c.:E.i.jj4:..044 --4151 it'ASON; i, 4 :::0-, Ptc.-4440 ,214.,i ,.1I.--0I2d20.. This document contains neither recommendmtions nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it andto contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. tz SEC ET DETAINEES-3631 /15947 DOJFBI-002699 SEC ET • OTMO The current breakdown of FBI personnel at GTMO is as follows: SSA:. 1 Case Agent.1 Administrative Agent:.1 BAU. 1 Interviewing Agents:.17 IRS:. 1 IA and IMA:.2 Bureau Linguists.2 ET:. 1 MVO:. 1 Total personnel assigned:.28 As of 10/31/2002, there has been a total of 2,787 interviews conducted at GTMO. There has been a total of 1,800 FD-302s generated as a result of these interviews. The discrepancies between the total number of interviews and FD-302 generated is due to the fact that initially more than one interview was documented on an FD-302. Pursuant to a request from Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters (FBIHQ) to coordinate all FBI behavioral-related support to the detainee interview process at the United States Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO), an assessment team from the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), traveled to GTMO and conducted an on-site review. The BAU team solicited information from the FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge and FBI case agent as well as the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army commanders heading the operation at GTMO. The BAU also obtained information from various other sources encountered during their stay, including Military Police (MPs), Military interrogators, agents from the Criminal Investigative Task Force (CITF), FBI agents, analysts and others, who were able to provide not only procedural information regarding their specific area of operations, but unique insights and opinions, which proved extremely valuable to the BAU assessment team. The following documents the findings of that team. 2 DETAINEES-3632 / S1 DOJFB1-002700 SEC1'k / GMQ I. Observations and Recommendations The ongoing operations at GTMO represent an unprecedented challenge to the military, law enforcement, and intelligence services of the United States. There are no previous models that replicate this unique situation and no easy or obvious answers to some of the issues that confront the decision-making process. Coordinating the dual missions of safely securing the detainees, while at the same time attempting to solicit useful information from them, creates special challenges. (s ) bl b5 -1 The observations, opinions, and recommendations prepared by the BAU as a result of the previously documented interviews and facility tours, as well as personal observation, are documented as follows: 3 SECR DETAINEES-3633 DOJFBI-002701 GTMO Recommendations bi b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 4 StCiET /\ DETAINEES-3634/ gqq DOJFBI-002702 GTMO bl b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 5 5E00 DETAINEES-3635 DOJFB1-002703 SEC)RT / \ OTMO f 5} bl b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 6 SEC ET DETAINEES-3636 /go / DOJFBI-002704 SECET II / GTMO • bi b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 SECT DETAINEES-3637 DOJFB1-002705 BEGET GTMO bl b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 8 SEIET DETAINEES-3638 lq03 DOJFB1-002706 SECdET bl b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 Recommendations bl b5 -1 9 SECRET DETAINEES-3639 /90&( DOJFBI-002707 SE6(ET GTMO Recommendations { s) bl b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 { s ) bl b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 10 SeChEt DETAINEES-3640 DOJFBI-002708 GTMO bl b2 -3 135 -1 b7E -1 1J DOJFBI-002709 SEK(E / DETAINEES-3641. SEYET / GTMO bl b2 -3 b5 -1 b7E -1 Recommendations bl b5 -1 12 SEI(ET. DETAINEES-3642 DOJFBI-002710 SECF(E T GTMO bl. b5 -1 FBI personnel are currently attending a one week training course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia prior to their deployment to GTMO. 13 DOJFBI-00271 1 SERE T DETAINEES-3643 mpg