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Joint Task Force 170 [JTF 170]

On January 4, 2002, US Souther Command received the execute order to take custody of designated detainees within the United States Central Command area of responsibility, and to escort and hold the detainees at Guantanamo Bay for further disposition. In addition to holding the detainees, the Secretary of Defense directed Southern Command on 22 January 2002 to implement a Department of Defense/Interagency interrogation effort. As a result, Southern Command established the Joint Interagency Interrogation Facility (JIIF) on January 22 and immediately began interrogations focused on intelligence collection, force protection, and planned terrorist activities. This interrogation effort also supports law enforcement agencies, and tribunal efforts.

On 16 February 2002, Southern Command received an execute order and stood up JTF-170 to coordinate US military and government agency interrogation efforts in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

JTF 170 is located at U.S. Naval Base Guantnamo Bay, Cuba and handles interrogation operations for the Department of Defense and ensures coordination among government agencies involved in the interrogation of the suspected terrorists. The task force is established in support of detainee operations and serves as the Department of Defense's focal point for interrogation operations in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom".

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