Formica Report Annex 109: Statement of Special Forces Interrogator Deployed to Tikrit, Iraq Feb. - May 2004

Sworn statement of a U.S. Special Forces soldier who interrogated detainees in Tikrit, Iraq between February & May 2004. He is discussing interrogation and detention locations and procedures. States, "[We] used the interrogation techniques approved by CJSOTF-AP. These techniques included baseline, direct, emotional fulfillment, and knowledge. Additionally, there were other techniques that had to be approved by a higher headquarters, O5 or O6 level. Some of the other techniques include Mutt/Jeff, incentive, fear up, pride down, loud music, working dogs; about eight or so in all." Continues, "Sleep management was an authorized technique we used. We could reduce the sleep to a minimum requirement of 4 hours of sleep per every 24 hours but this could not be continued for more than 72 hours."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
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• SWORN STATEMENT
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Wale deployed to Iraq, we Method and interrogated The laterrogadetw were performed either on the Inlet location a la the team ee. We seldom Danger. We %odd caption do detainee. do the initial ieterrepdon on the tion, then Muni only pommel et my ODA =dodged to do
:During the 4 meths dour operations. we toleaogand about 30 detainees in oar team BOWL At soy given tiro. we did not have more than about II to 10 Maims *our team bourne beat haterropted.
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dada, It was well tit and then dare was only a single door far entry sod exit. The holdieg facility was separate from the other um by a small opemir walkway.
When a detainee was boo* into the teem how, we did an initial interview with medical areanims, phosograds, and spa lotelligasa report. Thh dues file would iodate the data of :mended eel of release or treada. The Maim file would be kept with the detainee when they were transponed out of the detention feedity sad wodd metals with the detainee dam. die Utile &tendon time. Theta may have been some form of backup or copy Me dtat was maistaised in the tem bow.
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Are fof "" was an andlocked admit:pm dust we used. We could seduce the deep to the othimnin requirement of 4 horn
trir-Oyety 24 hours but dile could not be ecatkmed for more Man 72 bum. When we would use sleep manegemeatesepf ios, we would berm as Merrell door mil we received a response.
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were eke' pat of the investigations but they sever iuterropted. they istespreeed our mestions mod Me detainee's
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te „, _us that was provided to the detainees Milos their dowel= time was what theLbad with thea at the time of their_gr „elm. The demudes were never stripped of Mar clothing and detained asked. Thm ws a time shote deduce Whet
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area was outside of*. intereogatian moo. It eonsisied of a low building with 3 swam roans sod on exterosl
. It wee renewed front die main area by a walkway.
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rietelle the emamunioation Milt other detainees. &curiae tea in the cells totwo days was a reasonable time since they k
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