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DOD Memo: Statement of Specialist, Interrogator, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade re: Interrogation of Detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison

June 20, 2004 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 723
Memo-Interview of a Tiger Team member assigned to the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade. Noted that on an "interrogation plan form there were two columns of procedures listed. The first column listed the less intrusive techniques like Fear Up, Incentives, Ego Up, etc. These procedures could be approved by his team leader. The second column listed more intrusive techniques such as Adjusted Sleep Schedule, Diet Management, etc. These techniques had to be approved at a higher level. Source related there was a lot of pressure to produce reports regardless of intelligence value. This could have contributed to interrogators taking short cuts during interrogations." Recalled hearing rumors about possible improprieties, but nothing concrete, one rumor included an Iraqi General that was possibly abused, an interrogation by ACI contract interrogator, that involved a four hour cold shower and placing the etamee in an isolation cell and pictures taken of the detainees in various unflattering positions.