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Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Report on Department of Defense Detention Operations

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Location: Washington, DC


Federal News Service September 9, 2004 Thursday

HEADLINE: HEARING OF THE HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

SUBJECT: REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DETENTION OPERATIONS

CHAIRED BY: REPRESENTATIVE DUNCAN HUNTER (R-CA)

WITNESSES:

GENERAL PAUL J. KERN, PROCEDURE 15 APPOINTING AUTHORITY;

LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANTHONY R. JONES, ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE 15 INVESTIGATING OFFICER;

MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE R. FAY, INVESTIGATING OFFICER

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REP. FRANK A. LoBIONDO (R-NJ): Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

I've just got a couple of quick questions. Your report found that there were 44 incidences of abuse. Can you tell me how many of those were newly discovered by your review and how many were existing ones that were already under review in some fashion or another, either in investigation or prosecution?

GEN. FAY: Yes, sir, I can answer that. Of the 44, there were only six that were new. The others were already under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Command that we worked very closely with.

REP. LoBIONDO: Thank you. Also, your review found that there were 13 incidents of abuse that were part of interrogations. How many interrogations were conducted during the time period that you reviewed and found the 13 cases of abuse?

GEN. FAY: Approximately 2,500. And I say approximately because the record keeping was not precise.

REP. LoBIONDO: Okay. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, that's all I had.

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