Talk:US military confirms authenticity of Standard Operating Procedures for Guantanamo Bay
I would like to stress what the content of the second email I got from Camp Delta was.
It was emphasised to me that from whatever (unspecified) amount of analysis they carried out they could only say that the document '"appears" to be authentic'. This is ridiculously long for an email that was a matter of a few lines followed by a standard response. --Brian McNeil / talk 00:24, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
OOps...sorry forgot...this is basically the response from US SOCOM at gitmo on the document in an e-mail. I am sure I can forward it to anyone who wants to see it. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 00:55, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
- for this to be complete notes, I ask that you reproduce the e-mail here in the notes, in some kind of block quote format. I don't care if you edit out Haupt's e-mail address (so he doesn't get mail-bombed), but this article is entirely based on this one e-mail. The body of this e-mail should be in the notes. --SVTCobra 01:03, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
Below is the e-mail confirming authentication:
While the document is "Unclassified," it is designated "For Official Use Only" and for many reasons (to include the safety and security of U.S. service members) was not intended for mass distribution.'
It is important to understand that SOPs by definition, undergo periodic review and change as situations warrant. Detention operations at JTF-Guantanamo have evolved significantly since 2004, prompting many SOP changes.
Additionally, there have been three changes in Command leadership since 2004; Maj. Gen. Hood, Rear Adm. Harris, and Rear Adm. Buzby.
As a general rule, for reasons of personnel safety and operational security, the U.S. military will not publicly discuss the specific contents of SOP's.
JTF Guantanamo policy is clear - we treat all detainees humanely. The JTF operates safe, humane and professional detention operations for unlawful enemy combatants. These enemy combatants are dangerous men and are providing valuable information in preventing further terrorist attacks around the world.
Please see our website, www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil, for more information on our mission and people. Thanks!
Rick Haupt Commander, U.S. Navy Director of Public Affairs, Joint Task Force Guantanamo