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Investigation of Intelligence Activities At Abu Ghraib

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This investigation was ordered initially by LTG Ricardo S. Sanchez, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Seven CJTF-7. LTG Sanchez appointed MG George R. Fay as investigating officer under the provisions of Army Regulation 381-10, Procedure 15. MG Fay was appointed to investigate allegations that members of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade 205 MI BDE were involved in detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility. MG Fay was to determine whether 205 MI BDE personnel requested, encouraged, condoned, or solicited Military Police personnel to abuse detainees and whether MI personnel complied with established interrogation procedures and applicable laws and regulations. On 16 June 2004, Acting Secretary of the Army R. L. Brownlee appointed General Paul J. Kern, Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command, as the new Procedure 15 appointing authority. On 25 June 2004, GEN Kern appointed LTG Anthony R. Jones, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, as an additional Procedure 15 investigating officer. MG Fay was retained as an investigating officer. Without reinvestigating areas reviewed by MG Fay, LTG Jones was specifically directed to focus on whether organizations or personnel higher than the 205th MI BDE chain of command, or events and circumstances outside of the 205th MI Brigade, were involved, directly or indirectly, in the questionable activities regarding alleged detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. The investigative teams conducted a comprehensive review of all available background documents and statements pertaining to Abu Ghraib from a wide variety of sources. This report documents the operational environment at Abu Ghraib, the abuse that occurred there, discipline and leadership, other contributing factors. This document contains two reports Investigation of the Abu Ghraib Prison and 205th Military Intelligence Brigade and Investigation of the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility and 205th Military Intelligence Brigade. 7

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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