Army Updates Detainee Information Operations Nov. 2
November 2, 2005
The U.S. Army continues to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations releasing documents Nov. 2 pursuant to Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Army remains 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.
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Documents contained in this release of over 2,300 pages:
• Army Inspector General interview records from March 2004.
• A series of reports dated between June and August 2004 report for the commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division from his Inspector General regarding the inspection of brigade and division interrogation facilities.
• Medical records including inpatient treatment records, therapeutic care plans, patient progress notes, nursing notes, critical care flow sheets, and radiology reports amounting to over 1,300 pages.
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