Army Updates Detainee Operations Information Oct. 18
October 18, 2005
The Army continued efforts to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing documents Oct. 18 pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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 50,000 pages of documents released. Additionally, more than 400 investigations have examined allegations of detainee mistreatment. Thus far, allegations against over 230 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 its progress to the public.
Documents contained in this release of over 4,400 pages:
* Medical records including inpatient treatment records, therapeutic care plans, patient progress notes, nursing notes, critical care flow sheets, and radiology reports amounting to over 4,400 pages.
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