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Most, though not all, of the violent or sexual abuses

occurred separately from scheduled interrogations and did

not focus on persons held for intelligence purposes. No

policy, directive or doctrine directly or indirectly caused

violent or sexual abuse. In these cases, Soldiers knew they

were violating the approved techniques and procedures.

Confusion about what interrogation techniques were

authorized resulted from the proliferation of guidance and

information from other theaters of operation; individual

interrogator experiences in other theaters; and, the

failure to distinguish between interrogation operations in

other theaters and Iraq. This confusion contributed to the

occurrence of some of the nonviolent and nonsexual abuses

but did not contribute to the abuse that you have seen in

the photographs

Alleged incidents of abuse by military personnel have

been referred to the CID for criminal investigation and the

chain

of

command

for

disciplinary

action.

Alleged

incidents of abuse by civilian contractors have been

referred through the Department of Defense to the

Department of Justice.

Discipline and Leadership

Military Intelligence and Military Police units had

missions throughout the Iraqi Theater of Operations (ITO);

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