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Fay Report Annex: Statement of Chief Warrant Officer 2 re: Screening and Handling of Detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison

May 19, 2004 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 891
Statement of a Chief warrant officer 2 who was tasked with managing interrogation operations at Abu Ghraib prison in July 2003. The CW2 criticized the organization of interrogation, especially at higher levels, and described it as "amateurish". He further stated that "it seemed that the maneuver units gaive very broad instructions to round up any male from 16-60 years of age that had a cell phone... In my opinion less than 10% of the detainees had any real intelligence value. We told MG Miller, MG Fast, LTG Sanchez and COL Pappas...." It also discusses an other government agency's (OGA) ghost detainees that were "buried" or hidden in the. They explained that the OGA 'does not play well with others', and did not live the same rules as they did or have full accountability for their detainees. Interviewee described hearing that certain ghost detainees died during an interrogation. It further notes the use of guard dogs during interrogations, a technique that was approved by Col Pappas. There was also an incident involving alcohol and an unauthorized interrogation of female detainee, as well as and incident involving a detainee who was forced to strip and return to his holding cell naked.