Army Updates Detainee Operations Information Sept. 20
September 20, 2005
The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing documents today pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Army is committed to ensuring that all of its Soldiers live up to the Army Values and the Law of War regardless of the environment or circumstances. The Army and Combatant Commanders have conducted numerous investigations, inspections and inquiries, examining all aspects of detention operations. The major inquiries are based on more than 2,800 interviews and over 16,000 pages of documents. Additionally, more than 400 investigations have examined allegations of detainee mistreatment.
Thus far, allegations against 230 military members were 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 its progress to the public.
Documents contained in this release of over 2,700 pages:
• Reports of Investigation from 2004 and 2005 from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command – over 670 pages.
• March 2004 interview forms and climate surveys from the Department of the Army Inspector General – over 320 pages.
• Medical records, including” inpatient treatment records, therapeutic care plans, patient-progress notes, nursing notes, critical care flow sheets, and radiology reports – amounting to nearly 1,800 pages.
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