Army Updates Detainee Operations Documents
March 25, 2005
The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing 1235 pages of documents pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The documents were mailed on 21 March 2005, to the Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York for subsequent release to the ACLU.
In all cases final disposition has been determined or the attorneys involved in the case have determined that release of the information will not adversely affect the outcome of the case.
Several inquiries examining all aspects of detention operations have been completed and additional inquiries are underway. The major inquiries are based on more than 1700 interviews and more than 16,000 pages of documents. Additionally, more than 300 criminal investigations have viewed allegations of detainee mistreatment. Thus far, allegations against more than 100 military members have been addressed in courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, and other adverse administrative actions.
The Army remains committed to addressing identified problems in detainee operations and to communicating the progress to the public.