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Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) standard operating procedures (SOP) for Camp Delta (Guantanamo Bay prison)
This is the primary document for the operation of Guantanamo bay, including the securing and treatment of detainees. The document is extensive and includes, in addition to text various forms, identity cards and even Muslim burial instructions. It is signed by Major General Miller, who Donald Rumsfeld later sent to Abu Ghraib to "Gitmoize it". The document is also the subject of an ongoing legal action between the ACLU, which has been trying to obtain it, and the Department of Defense, which has withheld it in full (see http://www.aclu.org/pdfs/safefree/20070110/dod_vaughn_r_denied_in_full_section_6_interim.pdf).
"This document, and any part therein, are classified as 'for official use only' and are limited to those requiring operational and procedural knowledge in the direct performance of their duties as well as those directly associated with JTF-GTMO. It is the responsibility of all personnel to protect and safeguard the contents of this SOP and ensure appropriate distribution thereof."
The document exposes, among other matters, systematic methods to prevent prisoners meeting with the Red Cross and the use of extreme psychological stress as torture.
On Wednesday November 14, 2007, a week after the release of the document by Wikileaks, the Pentagon demanded Wikileaks censor the material. Subsequent U.S military statements including by spokesperson Lt. Col Bush to Reuters and the Miami Herald confirm the documents veracity.
Text from the introduction follows. See the pdf above for the rest
Headquarters Joint Detention Operations Group (JDOG)
Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO)
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Effective 28 March 2003
28 March 2003
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Camp Delta SOP 28 March 2003
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
By Order of the Commander
GEOFFREY D. MILLER
Major General, United States Army
Colonel, Military Police
This is a revised update to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) standard operating procedures (SOP) for Camp Delta. This publication has been reorganized and consolidated to include all aspects of detention and security operations toward being more efficient for its intended users.
This revision implements established Department of Defense directives and establishes policies and procedures for the securing, treatment, care, and accountability required for detainees in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
Policies and procedures established herein apply to the services and agencies that function in, and support thereof, detainee operations at JTF-GTMO in general and Camp Delta specifically. Applicability. This is a multi- service, multi-agency set of standard operating procedures. It applies to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard as well as United States Government organizations and international non- governmental organizations operating inside Camp Delta 1 - 3.
The proponent of this set of operating procedures and special orders is the Commander, Joint Detention Operations Group (JDOG). The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this SOP that are consistent with controlling law, regulations, and directives from the National Command Authority. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to either the JDOG Deputy Commander or JDOG S3.
Army management control process
Army Regulation 11-2 does not apply to this SOP.
Supplementation of this SOP and establishment of command or local forms is prohibited without prior approval of the JDOG Commander.
Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements through their chain of command to the JDOG S3 for proper consideration and staffing.
Policies and procedures will be reviewed every 120 days. Any interim changes will be signed by the JDOG Commander and posted to the front of this SOP until incorporated in the next revision.
This document, and any part therein, are classified as “for official use only” and are limited to those requiring operational and procedural knowledge in the direct performance of their duties as well as those directly associated with JTF-GTMO. It is the responsibility of all personnel to protect and safeguard the contents of this SOP and ensure appropriate distribution thereof.
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