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Fay Report Annex: Statement of Major General Geoffrey D. Miller re: Operations and Abuse Allegations at Abu Ghraib Prison

June 1, 2004 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 803
This statement of Major General Geoffrey D. Miller is a description of how he became aware of difficulties at Abu Ghraib prison and the measures and steps he took to address the matters as they presented to him. He described his discussions with Col. Pappas, Gen. Sanchez and Gen. Fast. He stated “We visited Abu Ghraib and conducted an assessment of the operations. I told LTG Sanchez once we completed the assessment of the operations that I was going to be blunt. Abu Ghraib was not working well.” He then stated “We were laying out the baseline we used at GTMO. I told them that the working dogs were used in GTMO help the with the custody and control issue and that it was very effective when you have a lot of detainees and few guards, the dogs help with reduce the risk of demonstrations.” But added “We have never used the dogs for Interrogations at GTMO, and I did not discuss this with them because I did not have this concept.” Finally he stated “As far as removal of clothing we had received authority to use the removal of clothing as technique for about a six-week period between Dec. 02 to Jan. 03 but that was never done at GTMO. I did not elect to use that technique.” That was rescinded [Very similar to ACLU-RDI 801]