Formica Report Annex 46: Statement of Naval Commander

Sworn statement by US Navy Commander. Discusses detainee detention limits and extensions. States, "The facilities we maintained for detainee exploitation are austere but more than adequate." Makes no mention of abuse, and states, "The most aggressive interrogation technique that I've seen used is the good cop/bad cop, between two different interrogators in the room." Continues, "I've never seen a guy get beaten or kicked, and I wouldn't put up with it." The second page of the statement is entirely redacted.

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Sunday, June 27, 2004
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5. 1 have been present during detainee• ' and I have witnessed than nut hand. The most a • interrogation technique that I've seen used I. the cop, between two different interrogators in the room.
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standing. principle interrupter it across the table from him, an interpreter is to the side, and at times there may be a second interrogator in the room, end Its a series of asking questions, back and forth, crying to catch them is a lie. I've oever been to an interropzion from the minute it mans to the time n stops. I think I've lasted about 33.40 minuses. because what 1 don't want to do is become a regular fixture in there. I want to come In unannounced and stand, and try to do a random screenue versus being a tutnire in there for every jaw:regain. i believe it depends on the individual, concerning how often a detainee is in handcuffs. because them are some people who are more cooperative, and you'll see that they don't have handcuffs or alp ties on the whole time they're in their cell at alt. I've seen the interrogator move somebody who's very cooperative to one of the side rooms where they can smoke, where they can be free. This is a technique that they use as a reword. Wm very *carrot" driven, not 'stick' drive. You're very limited with your *stick*, rightly so, so what we have is the ability to Live gays enhancements. Whether its cigarette, or time to stand themselves, to walk around without a blindfold on, or something like that. I've never seen a guy p beaten or kicked. and I 't pm up with it. I have no tolerance for that.
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