by L. E. Jacoby,
Vice Admiral, USN, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib, edited by Karen J.
Greenberg, Joshua L. Dratel
Inquiry Into the Treatment of Detainees in
U.S. Custody -- Report of the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate
June 25, 2004
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTELLIGENCE
FROM: L. E.
Jacoby, Vice Admiral, USN, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
Alleged Detainee Abuse by TF 62-6 Personnel
(S//NF) During the
afternoon of 24 June 2004, we were notified that DIA personnel serving
with TF 6-26 in Baghdad had informed their ISG seniors of the following:
DIA, Directorate for Human Intelligence (DIA/DH) interrogators/debriefers
assigned to support TF 6-26 (SOF) have observed:
arriving at the Temporary Detention Facility in Baghdad with
burn marks on their backs. Some have bruises, and some
have complained of kidney pain.
One of the
two DIA/DH interrogators/debriefers witnessed TF 6-26 officers
punch a prisoner in the face to the point the individual needed
medical attention. This record of treatment was not
recorded by TF 6-26 personnel. In this instance, the
debriefer was ordered to leave the room.
interrogator/debriefer took pictures of the injuries and showed
them to his TF 62-6 supervisor, who immediately confiscated
6-26 personnel have taken the following actions with regards to DIA/DH
Confiscated vehicle keys
them not to leave the compound without specific permission, even
to get a haircut at the PX
them that their e-mails were being screened
them not to talk to anyone in the US
(S//NF) The two DH strategic
debriefers assigned to TF 62-6 reported the above information to the
Operations Officer. He immediately contacted DIA IG Forward
and asked that both individuals be interviewed. The IG
representative made the recommendation that VADM Church's group be
immediately apprised in order to get this into official IG channels
as the issue fell directly under its charter. The Church IG
Team senior investigating officer is conducting interviews of the
interrogators/debriefers today. The DIA IG was informed and
concurred with this course of action.
ISG Operations Officer contacted and briefed the Director of the ISG,
who was in Qatar attending a Commander's Conference. The ISG
Director informed the Deputy Commander for Detainee Affairs, MNF-1.
He subsequently contacted the Commander of TF 6-26 and directed him
to investigate this situation. In turn the TF 6-26 Commander
informed his superior, the Commander ISOC. The Commander,
CENTCOM has also been informed of this situation.
interrogators/debriefers were directed to return to the ISG compound
at Camp Slayer due to these events.
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