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of

and

involvement

in

detainee

abuse.

MG

Fay's

interviews

included interviews with MG Fast, MG Walter Wojdakowski, MG

Geoffrey Miller, MG Thomas Miller, and BG Janis Karpinski.

Over 9,000 documents were collected, catalogued and

archived

into

a

database.

My

review

team

consisted

of

12

people, including general officers, subject matter experts

and

legal

advisors.

The

investigative

teams

traveled

to

Iraq eight times, including a visit by the appointing

authority and investigating officers in early August 2004.

The events at Abu Ghraib cannot be understood in a

vacuum. Three interrelated aspects of the operational

environment played important roles in the abuses that

occurred at Abu Ghraib. First, from the time V Corps

transitioned to become Combined Joint Task Force-7 (CJTF-

7), and throughout the period under investigation, it was

not resourced adequately to accomplish the missions of the

Combined

Joint

Task

Force.

Those

missions

were

stability

and support operations (SASO) and support to the Coalition

Provisional Authority (CPA). The CJTF-7 headquarters lacked

adequate personnel and equipment. In addition, the military

police and military intelligence units at Abu Ghraib were

severely under-resourced. Second, providing support to the

Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) required greater

resources than envisioned in operational plans. Third,

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