After September 11, 2001, U.S. officials authorized the cruel treatment and torture of prisoners held in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo, and the CIA's secret prisons overseas.

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Emails discuss and include various news articles, one Reuters article is entitled: "US grants protection for anti-Tehran group in Iraq." The articles report that the United States gave 3,800 Iranian rebels at the Ashraf base in Iraq protected ...
Emails discuss a Reuters article that reports a former head of the Guantanamo Bay jail was sent to U.S. operated prisons in Iraq in order to ensure proper prison conditions.
Statement on International Humanitarian Law and Respect for Human Rights by Douglas Davidson. His statement condemns the allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib and states that the allegations will be investigated and that offenders will be punished ...
Dec. 30, 2004
Interview (Statement)
Douglas Davidson
Douglas Davidson, Harry R. Melone, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Mark Traecey Patrick Kimmitt, Geoffrey D. Miller, George W. Bush
Letter from Douglas Davidson, U.S. Deputy Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) re: Revelations of Abuse and Humiliation of Iraqi Detainees by U.S. & Coalition forces in Iraq. Amb. Davidson expressed ...
Dec. 30, 2004
Letter
Douglas Davidson
George W. Bush, Geoffrey D. Miller, Mark Traecey Patrick Kimmitt, Douglas Davidson
The document's synopsis reads: "To document information concerning the impersonation by DOD interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who represented themselves as officials of the FBI in conjunction with interrogation techniques not endorsed by the ...
This memo is from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Units (BAU) discussing how the interrogation of suspected Al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects was proceeding. The memo states "several discussions were held to determine the most effective means of ...
Email from FBI Official to FBI Official re: Trip to Guantanamo and Meeting with General Miller Email states "We learned that neither Andy Arena nor the Miami ASAC will be coming to GTMO. Apparently, FBIHQ is scaling down their presence for the ...
Feb. 06, 2006
Email
Andrew Arena, Geoffrey D. Miller
Email to Major General Miller, begins by stating the FBI has concerns over [redacted]; ends with the FBI remains in support of the JTE GTMO mission.
Feb. 06, 2006
Email
Geoffrey D. Miller
Geoffrey D. Miller
Email states "We had a meeting with TJ Harrington today and he inquired about the outcome of your meeting with DoD (General Miller) regarding interrogations in June 2003 where an FBI agent was impersonated. Was that ever resolved? Is there any ...
May 18, 2005
Email
Geoffrey D. Miller, Thomas J. Harrington
Manipulation of interrogator’s identity