Internal FBI Email re: GTMO

The document is an internal FBI email, regarding the use of counterproductive interrogation techniques on Guantanamo detainees by the Department of Homeland Security and the process by which the FBI may raise concerns to the Department of Defense.

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Email
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Saturday, November 16, 2002
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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From:
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Date:
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MARION Bowman
ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED
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• Sat, Nov. 16, 2002 1:15 PM
Re: GITMO
E-mail went down before I could reply. My best guess is that we'd like to have a professional assessment
prepared. I don't think that would be a.waste Of your time.
I'll be back in touch Monday, I hOpe:
Spike Bowman
>.>i '11/15/02 .04:08PM >>>
Spike, ' • . . . • . . .
- Thanks for moving ahead on this. It's my understanding that the Judge Advocate assigned to the CITF
has already documented and forwarded these' issues. up his DOD chain.') have not seen the documents,
bUt our people on the ground say that he hasn't received_any•written response to his.concerns.
You're right that from a behavioral perspective, it is our professional opinion that the DHS interrogtion
.tactics we discussed have been, and will. likely continue to be, counterproductive. We have not at our
level documented this to DOD; but have raised these issues with GTMO management. We could include
our'opinion in an FBIHQ document to DOD if that is how this will be addressed..) fully agree that this issue
raises larger policy issues that go beyond the behavioral assessment support function that our SSA's here
. provide at GTMO.
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>>> MARION Bowman 11/15 . 8:02 PM•>>> • - .•
•I've talked wtih,Ken Wainstein about the issue .you pose. I think..we need td raise this up atit as there
are significant policy concerns here, including the .abilitY to obain information.' It's•Fridayafternoon and
everyone is getting the end-of-the-week stuff duniped on them - sd I probably won'tbe able to get to
.•Mefford until late and ptoably not D'.Amura at all today tiut will as soon as possible'— likely Monday.
Meanwhile, let the poseta question to you. You guys are invited to be therefor a purpose and the purpose
is to help,determine how best to get informatiori from the individual detainee. You're telling me, and I•
agree, that the tactics being employed by DHS (is is only DHS or other military as Well?) are dysfunctional.-
." Might it be useful if you were to pen a. professional opinion'to that effect and provide it to•n appropriate •
military manager? It could be to a.GITMO manager or -at any level up.the'food chain (I haveIots of military
contacts including. into JCS); depending on what our guys think Is most useful.
Time-wise, I'm concerned because I know there are jots of visitors to the site, incltiding media, And, if
memory serves ; Red Cross has a permanent apartment there. All it would take *would be a short press
article about the jack-booted interrogators — of which FBI is a part — to irritate our European partners and
launch Congressional hearings. My concern is not. for individual actions, at least as you've described
them to me, but for cumulative ones that demoristrate systemic behavior. -
I'd be interested in learning, if anyone hears, of the judge'advcicate'ssuccess or lack therof in,hfs' attempts .
to dissuade this behavior.
Spike BoWman
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