levels; the roles, responsibilities and relationships
between Military Police and Military Intelligence personnel
at detention facilities; and, the establishment and
organization of a Joint Task Force structure and, in
particular, its intelligence architecture.
Other Contributing Factors
Demands on the Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
capabilities in a counterinsurgency and in the future joint
operational environment will continue to tax tactical and
strategic assets. The Army needs trained and experienced
tactical HUMINT personnel.
Working alongside non-DOD organizations/agencies in
detention facilities proved complex and demanding. The
perception that non-DOD agencies had different rules
regarding interrogation and detention operations was
evident. Interrogation and detention policies and limits of
authority should apply equally to all agencies in the Iraqi
Theater of Operations.
My investigation resulted in specific findings
regarding the issue of "ghost detainees" within Abu Ghraib.
It is clear that the interrogation practices of other
government agencies led to a loss of accountability at Abu