Thursday, June 5, 2008

More On Detainee Interrogations Abuses

Pentagon Makes Public the 2003 Working Group Report on Detainee Interrogation

The Department of Defense has posted the 2003 Working Group Report on Detainee Interrogations in the Global War on Terrorism (pdf) and comments from the Military Services' Judge Advocates (pdf) today on its Freedom of Information Act electronic reading room.

While much of this information may already be in the public realm, it is important that these documents in full are now directly available to the public through the Pentagon's own website. The Army Judge Advocate General's memo to the Air Force's general counsel (pdf) is exceptionally enlightening. On the first page it states that the Army JAG's "concerns center around the potential Department of Defense (DOD) sanctioning of detainee interrogation techniques that may appear to violate international law, domestic law, or both."

(Thanks to POGO for the links...)