Schmidt-Furlow Report: AR 15-6 Investigation into FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

<p>General Bantz J. Craddock, Commander United States Southern Command, ordered an AR 15-6 investigation into alleged instances of abuse at Guantanamo. He appointed Brigadier General John T. Furlow and Lieutenant General Randall M. Schmidt to look into a series of allegations made by FBI agents who had served at the military base. After reviewing a three-year period covering more than 24,000 interrogations, Furlow and Schmidt identified three interrogation acts that were never approved for use by the government. Additional techniques used during interrogations were authorized after the fact. The investigation revealed no evidence of torture or inhumane treatment. The legal basis for the various interrogation guidelines was not reviewed. The report considers specific incidents involving the subjects of the first and second Special Interrogation Plans.</p>
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