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Navy Memo: Alberto Mora's Statement for the Record: Office of General Counsel Involvement in Interrogation Issues

July 7, 2004 | DON | ACLU-RDI 5019

This memo by Alberto Mora, General Counsel of the Navy, gives the chronology of his opposition (and the opposition of other members of the Navy) to the harsh interrogation techniques authorized for use at Guantanamo Bay by Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld.  The memo describes in significant detail Mora's exchanges with Jim Haynes, the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, as well as the efforts of senior members of the Defense Department to overrule Mora's objections to the use of harsh interrogation techniques.

[This memo was first published by the New Yorker on February 27, 2006.]