Formica Report Annex 116: AR 15-6 Investigation Statement of Lieutenant Colonel Concerning Detainee Interrogation Policy

Sworn statement of a commander, of Lieutenant Colonel Concerning Detainee Interrogation Policy, with attached emo for Record dated August 7, 2004. Statement says that CJSOTF Policy provided "clear guidance" on "the types of interrogations that we could use and the various approving authorities," as well as on "how long we could hold an individual," but did not include clear guidance on "detention facility requirements." The Policy also listed approximately 21 interrogation techniques "approved by the COTF commanding general," as well as additional techniques "that required elevated approval authority." Elevated techniques included "incentive removal, fear up, which is a harsh technique, pride and ego down, [redacted], isolation, yelling, loud music, light control, and stress positions." Continues, "They played loud music to prevent detainees talking to each other. I cannot say if it was to the point where it induced stress." States that "neither Kurds nor Iraqis were used directly in interrogation other than interpreters during questioning." Concludes, "My expectation was that detainees would be provided with adequate food, clothing, and water."

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Fla-BCC-IA 7 August 2004
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The oral commons were recorded and summarized in writing on the sworn At this time, we have not yet received a signed copy of this form,

at the Fad Sill Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, is our request for one.

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Given the circumstances of the , the recording and summarization at the direction o who was present for the interriew,I conclude that the summarization sufficient reliability to be included in and cited in this report ponding risceipt of the sworn version. 'When this sworn version arrives, we will insert it into this annex as a substitute for the current summarization.


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