Monday, February 14, 2005

Legal Objections at Guantanamo

The New York Daily News reported yesterday that objections to harsh interrogations techniques raised by military attorneys at Guanatamo were brushed aside by Pentagon officials.

Judge advocates--uniformed legal advisers known as JAGs who were assigned to a secret war crimes task force--repeatedly objected to aggressive interrogations by a separate intelligence unit at Camp Delta, where Taliban and Al Qaeda suspects have been jailed since January 2002.

But Pentagon officials "didn't think this was a big deal, so they just ignored the JAGs," a senior military source said.

[Via Balkinization.]