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Sent: Sat Sep 02 11:27:50 2006 Subject: Re: military analysts Appreciate the info on that.

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I've been talking w on the othrcr thing. He is keeping on lop of it. I waiting 10 see when he'll m ' m have a final but I really think he was more in the info gathering stage than anything.

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scales is at hls west point reunion, mcinemey Is scheduled to make a speech somewhereand take his wife on a trip right in those dates, shewed says this Is right in the middle ofa "cant go" period...

Macinerny was a no as well as scales correct? Id recheck wiuih them to see if thetr schedules had changed, as well as sheppad Dallas B. Lawrence Director. O f c ofCornmunitv Relations & Public Liaison fie United S t a m Department of D~fennc

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TO: Lawrence, [alias Mr OSD PA Subject: Iraq update hi. here's where we stand on the trip: gen casey gave the thumbs up yesterday, but they am waiting for that to work Its way down to the approval authority for the -0fficlar go-ahead. i decided not to wait for that and engagedthe jvb In kuwait so that they could start working the flights (since the last time they were so annoyed that we didn't engage them earlier), slight challenge is that the jvb in baghdad doesnt have their official go-ahead to put the final Itinerary together, so the jvb in kuwait has to wait on them... it doesn't look likn we'll have a final Itinerary by tomorrow as you asked, since they will not put It together until they get that "OffciaPapproValand Jvbkuwalt won't have the flightsfinaliied without ii...
I have connected with all but too analysts (downing and keane) ell except led babbln have conflrned that they still have those dates deared tor the trip jed Is just not sure about funding I'll keep you posted

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We invite you to participate in a conference call, FRIDAY, September 1,2006,fivm ll:4S-12:lS. Assistant Secretmy of Defense for International Security Affairs Peter Rodman (bio at: bl - m - ) /w ba and Vice Director for Smtegic P h and Policy Re.% Admiral William Sullivan (bio a t ~ ~ / & w u n ya& ~ & o ~ i o L ~ ? ~ ) w & W brief you N I on the Quarterly Report on Iraq Stability and Security, This call will be On Background. To participate in this conference call, please-i d conference call.
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hi. here'swhere we stand on the trio: - . .. .. . .... - . gen easy gave the thumbs up yesterday, but they are waiting for that to work Its way down to the approval authority for the "official" go-ahead. i decided not to wait for that and engaged the jvb in kuwaii so that they could start working the flights (since the last time they were so annoyed that we didn't engage them earlier), slight challenge isthat the jvb in baghdad doesn't have their official go-ahead to put the final itinerary together, so the jvb in kuwait has to watt on them... 'It doesn't look like we'll have a final itinerary by tomorrow as you asked, since they will not put it together until they get that . "official" approval and jvb kwait won't have the flights finalized without H .

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Dcar Mr. Mark Davis,
You arc invited to travel from Washington, DC to GuantanarooBay, Cuba and return to Washington, DC,on August 3 1,2006. The purposeof the travel is to provide media a hands-on briefing on detainee operationsat Guantaoamo Bay, Cuba.

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Please make sure we add roxie to the country clearancetrip to iraq.

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Just called him and he will go Great and thanks1

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If it is not too late, I would nominatejim carafano at the heritage foundation. He's both a retired mil analyst and
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How are you? We would like to invite one more media analyst on the trip to GTMO next Thure, 31 Aug.

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this. This is a trip that DASD-DA. Mr Stimson will be attending.

Is there anyone you recommend who can attend at the last minute?

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Subject: Iraq tnp hi. wanted to give you en update on where we are on the Iraq trip: Yessew Mr. Jed Bibbin (USAF, JAG, DUSD) Ameitean Spectator. RCP General Wayne Downing (USA. Retired) MSNBC Colonel John Garrett (USMC, Retired) Fox News Dr. Jeff McCausland,Colonel (USA, Retired) CBS Mr. Wayne Simmons (CIA, Retired) Fox News Brigadier Gçnen DmM Grange (USA, Retired) CNN General Jack Keane (USA, Rellred)ABC Major General Robert Scahs (USA. Retimd) Fox New8 Declining: Colonel Ken A l u m (USA. Retired) MSNBC Lieutenant Colonel Rick Fnncona (USAF, Retired) NBC Colonel Jack Jacob* (USA, Retired) MSNBC Lieutenant Colonel Robert Maglnnte (USA, Ret1red)Nationalradband tv Major General James "Spider" Marks (USA, Retired)CNN Lieutenant General Thomas Mclnemey (USAF, Retired) Fox News Captain Chuck Nash (USN, Retired) Fox News Major General Don Shepperd (USAF, Retired) CNN Not yet invitedlothers we might consider (not necessarily In this order): Lieutenant Colonel B i l l Cowan (TJSMC. Retiredl Fox News Command sergeant Major steven GI& (USA; ~etired) Fox News Mr. John Mollno Mr. BIng Went (USMC, ASD) National Review let me know if you haveany thots orfeedback.mwll1 send out theclearance message when hegets backonthursday morning

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hi. the ret mil analysts seem to be the new debutantsof the bail Igot a phone call from socom and a visit from pacorn's pao. both want to reach out to the analystswhHe their bosses are in town. general brown fsomnl's pao wanted to know rf we'd invite the analysts into The building to meet with him Wc he doesnt Ike to do t over the p n i told nlm we generally don$ but that I'o run it up the chain ana get back to rum. he will &e here hday the 18rh me admiral fallen will be here en Wednesday, i believe, and would lib to do a con call

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d a l l a m would you mind looking overthe following emall to the analysts and letting me know If you have any suggestions/comments? thls Is just the "anyone interestedtovallable?"emall going to the a-list (indudedat the end). there am 16 total, we can only lake 10. the advantage of getting this set so early is that more will be able to keep their calendars dear. the disadvantageIs that more of them will be able to keep their calendars dear! :]

we are still very lgnt on tne details, but tne call with Iraq today was all about getting countryhheater clearance submitted I've kept me afKuage vague on purpose, not naving a hng decision on wnefter we woulo like to try for raq and afghanistan since this tspst the in ua email iaon'ttnink we need tonave that naika down ,mt yet agreed? Itold Iraq td be able to have a list In the next couple of days. hope to get responsescompiled from everyone by ftfday and proceed with the messagebefore you leave, dave.

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We are beginningto work out the dates and movementsfor a trip Into the CENTWM AOR. We am currently looking at taking the tnp surrounding the weekend of Sept 16th. The details have not yet been worked out, but the trip will likely leave CONUS the night of the 14th and return the morning of the 22nd or 23rd, dependingon how many stops we make, Please let me know as soon as possible if you are availableand Interested in makingthis trip.
Becausewe are limited in the number of analysts we can bring, the invitation has not been extended to everyone. Therefore, this Invitation is not transferable and we ask that you do not share with anyone that you have been Invited. In addition, we will not be able to accomodateeveryonewho receives thls invitation.

Gentleman, - ...... .

Iwill be back In touch with you as soon as possible as details become available We appreciate your flexibilityas we plan these trips

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Mr. .led Babbln (USAF, JAG, DUSD) American Spectator, RCP General Wane Downlno (USA. Retiredl MSNBC Lieutenant co onel R c k ~ r a n m n a (JSAF, Rebred) NBC Co one John GarretHLSMC Retired) Bnoaaier Genera Davio Granae (USA. Retlmdl CNN C O Jack~Jacobs (USA, Retiredl MSNBC General Jack Keane (USA, Retired) ABC Lieutenant Colonel Robert Maginns (USA, Retired) Nationalradio and tv Maior General James "S~ider"Marks (USA. Retired) CNN ~ r . ' ~ eMcCausland. Colonel (USA, ~ e t l r e iCBS ' ff ) Lieutenant General Thomas Mclnemey (USAF, Retired)Fox News Captain Chuck Nash (USN, Retired) Fox News Major General Robert Scales (USA, Retired) Fox News Major General Don Shepperd (USAF, Retired) CNN Mr Wayne Simmons (CIA. Retired) Fox News Mr. Bing West (USMC, ASD) National Review

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We need to help coordinatethis trip for the analysts... we might have to help with all of these trips.. and since we know how todo it, let's make it easy for thosewho don't... Phase follow up with Barbara to r e what the plan n o d s to b... also need to add cal Thomas to the trip.. per ark. we Eric volunteeredto go also (might have tochackdates) Thanks ab

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Alllson, As we discussed: The military analysttrlp that was postponed for lateAugust could occur Aug. 30 or 31 (Wed or Thural. Ifwe shouldonly offer the one day over the other, that's fine 1just wanted to provide an option in terms of getting the best particlpatbn.

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General Jonn P. Atxzad. Commander, US. Central Command will pew'& you a TheakrIStrakgic Update on Iraq. Afgnan stari, and me Horn of Africa This cat wi be On Background

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Sending this to you per Dallas' out-of-officereply. Tiying to arrange a 1500 Monday mil analyst call for GEN Abizaid.

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TIM Detentionand Trill of Unliwful Combnanh Testimony of James Jav Canfano before tha Senate Anned Services Committee July 19,2008 Mr. Chairman and other distinguished Membersofthe committee, thank you tor the opportunity to testify beforeyou today on the US. government'sproposal to try unlawful combatants by military commissions in light of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. ~ i m s f 8 t d ~ ~ h iwould like todo in my testimony (1) describe how this decision fits in the context of how America ought . & to fight the war on terrorism; (2) make the case that Congressought to ratify the president's discretion to use military commissions to try these types of unlawful combatants and the offenses charged, and grant the greatest discretion to-this and future presidents to establish iust rules tor such tribunals consistent with national secuntv: and. 131 suaoest how the Bush Admlnistration'sDroDOSSl -. for commi&ions could be amended to satisfy legitimateCongressionaiconcem~.

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Winning the Long War My new of what the Congress should do is tempered by a 25ywmilitarycareer as a soldier and stratagdt in deciding now to move fwwaro after Hamdan v Rumsfetd strategy matters Whne Congress and the Bush Administration must a find a remedy that is consistent with the demands of the Constitutron satisfy ng the rule of law is not enough The best sobiion isone that is consistent wth how the aw in free societies s h a d oe used in wartime am an approach that siipports the national strategy
Pres dent Bush was nght toargue that the concerted efton to destroy the capacity of transnational groups who seek to turn terrorism ino a giooa corporate enterprise ought to be viewed as a long war identifying the war on g ooa terrorismas a b n g war s mvonanl wcause bna wars call for a oantet-larKind of strateovÑon that D a m as much anent on to orotectfio and nurtunna the power of the state forcompetingover the long term as It doesto getting the enemy.

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Long war strategiesthat ignore the imperative of preservingstrength for the fight in a protracted conflictdevolve Into wars of attrition. Desperateto prevail, nations become over-centralized,authoritarian"garrison" states that lose the freedoms and HexibilHy that made them competitive to begin witti.Bl in contrast, in prolongedconflicts such as the Cold War. in wh'ih the United States adapted a strategy that gave equal weight to preservingthe nation's competitive advantagesandstanding fast against an enduring threat, the U S. not only prevailed, but thrived emerging more powerfulandjust as free as when the stand-offwiththe Soviet Union began. The lessons of the Cold war suggest that there are four elementsto a good long war strategy:[3]

(1) providing ~ecurity, including offensbe measumslo go after the enemy, as wad as defen^VB efforts to protectthe nation; economicgrowth. which allows states to compete over the long term: sakguzniing civil d e l y and presewing the I i M e s t h a t aslain the MI1of the mum: md

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(4) winning the war of ideas, championingthe causeofjusticethat, in the end, provides the basis for an enduring peace.
The greatest lesson of the Cold War is that the best h g warstrategyk one that performs an of these tasks equally well

I want to highlightthe elements of long war strategy, becausethe successful prosecutionofthree of them-providlng security, protectingcivil society, and winning the war of ide-l depend in part on well Congress moves forward after in Hamdan v. Rumsfefd.Congressshould authorize military commissions in a manner that respects equally all three of theseaspects of fighting the long war.
Satisfying National Sammy
There are three issues at stake in ensuring fte nation has the right instrumentsfor fightingthe long war. First, military commissions must be conducted in a manner that optimizes meeting national security interests. Second, the principleof law that protects both U.S. soldiers and civilians on the battlefield must be preserved. Third, the cower oflhe Executive Branch to adapt and innovate to meet the challenges ofwar should not be encumbered. In order to optimize nationalsecurity interests, iwould argueagainstusing the U n h Code of MilitaiJustice (UCMJ) as a basis for authorizlna rnilirv commissionsfor Wma unlawful combatants. The UCMJ is structured as a traditional teoal system that outs the prntectio<of me ngntof the nanmual toremost and men adds in accommodationsfor national secunty a% military necessity Such a systemis not at all appmpr ate lor t m tong war For example Article 31(D) requiresof me UCMJ requ res informing servicemen suspected of a crime of tneir M ranaa Rqhts Tne exerciseof M rawa Rights in mpractical on me Datuefea nearsay ev aence s proh D t m n court man al On me Dan efela m m of the coi e m nie rgence that the m (!wry acts on s neanay In fact re1aDe neareay may oe tr'e 0" { < nd 04evidencethat can Deoma n m at04 ir'e specfic activites of cornatants mewse. , Oveny len ent eviaentiary n es mane sense men tr) ng a U S so0 er for a tneil can-rr tttd on case Dut not w e n someom is pnor capurec on me ca¥"e'el ara is m n g tr ea far war m ~ ~ c s c o m m . n m to capure perhaps inanother Pan oftne work Rather man stex to amend courts-martial proceduresto aodress security concerns I DC eve it w - a be preferableto draft i military comm ss onsmat put me nkrests of national secunry first, and then amend them to ensue mat q. WUeelementsofoue process are lnc bow m the procmnes ialso believe that for the orotectlonof both soldiersand civilian the distinction between lawful and unlawful combatants be preserve0 as much as poss 0-e If we respect tne purposes d trio Geneva Conventionsand want to encourage rogue natons and Iemonsts lo to low me a m d w a r we mLs1g w h u m treatmentto mlawiul mmbalants H o w m , we q n t "a to rewam n tnem w the exact same treatmentwe give o-ir own honorablesodiers M mock nc me JCMJ sews exact y me mq signal Finally, the ExecutiveBranch's power to wage war ought not to be unduly encumbered. If there is one truism in war, it is that conflict is unpredictable.Carl von Ciausewitz, the great 19th century Prussian military theorist called it the "frictionof battle." Ciauswitz also said mat 'everything in war Is simple, but In war even the simple is difficult." That is why in drafting the ConstiMton,the framers gave wide latitude to the Executive Branchm the conduct of war. They recognizedthat the president needed maximum flexibility In adapting the Instrumentsof power to me demands of war. in bounding the president's traditional war powers, Congress should take a minimalist approach.

Respectingthe Rule of Law
After September 11.the Bush Administration's criticsIrarred a %debate that indicated that citizens had a choice between being safe and being free, arguing that virtually every exercise of executive power is an infringement on libertiesand human rights. The issue of the treatment of detainees at Guantananm Bay has been framed in this manner. i t is a false debate. Government has adual responsibility to protect the individual and'to protect the nation. The equitable exercise of both is guaranteed when the government exercises power in accordancewith the rule of law. In the case of the military tribunals, the Suoreme Court has outlined a rather narrow agenda for Congresstoensure that the rule of law is preserved As legai scnoiars Davia Rwanand Lee Casey nghoy pointed out in a June 30 2 0 Wail Street Jwmal 06 editorial All eight of me justices participating n this caseagreec that m inwry m m s w n s area legit mate part of me American m h l w a l tradt.on mat can .n aoorooriatecrc-imsiances oe used to Irv an0 o ~ s mawduals caotureo in me war on terrorfml ireo over, nothingin the decision suggests that the detenbon facility at ~uantenamo must or shoutd. be closed "Mi N O Bay Oemee was o'oereo 1 be re easm Nor was me r aes gnatea smn-s as . awful mmoalants (wno arc not emLeo to me same 0 n priv eges as legit mate prisoners of war wno abiae oy me Genera Conventoisl ca ea mioquesiion Tne S~premeCou-Idd not so rni,cn as swaest mat 1'-e "on-ctzm camoatarts w d at Gi-ant$nam mJs*Detriea as civ a m n Amercan cwidan w ~ r t s hor did it require that detainees be tried by courts martial constituted under the UCMJ

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In addition wnile the C o ~ rheld mat the oask standards contained in common Artme 3 ofthe Geneva Conventions[51 apply. it t shoula be pointed out that me Geneva Conventions have been honored, except-accord no to the SupremeCo~n-in vtw way the mu taw c o r n s s i m were established Common A m e 3 requiresa floor of numane treatment b r a Idetainees Granlea some of to the language ,n Common An cle 3 s vague m a S~oecr varying nterpretations. Fortne purposes of tn6 d scission me most relevant 8ss.e is me mterpmat on of the pnrase that treatment s t a d ncuoe 'jud'cla gi-armtees whim are recognzea as sum as the Noa of a-e orocess tne stau.~review boards no S O M S S D ~ av cvilizw neoo es ' Tn s reouires some due or-s and military commissions provide If Congress explicitly ratifies the military cornmiistons, then a majority ofthe Court would ~onventions. This should satisfy U.S. obligations underthe treaty. uphold them as consistent with the ~ e n e v a Thus there is no reason for Congressto require courts-martial under the UCMJ, to draft guidelines for new commission procedures, or to partially overrule or repeal our ratification of the Geneva Conventions. Congress also appears to have approved the president's military commissionsin the Detainee Treatment Act In Decemberof2005,although thecourt has ruled this authorization Is not sufficiently specific. Iwould suggest that nothing has changed in the past few months that should alter the sense of Congress

It should also be understoodthat military commissions em Intendedfor limited use. We should not try most detainees. We should simply detain most of them until hostilities am concluded or they are no longer a threat A separate administrativemvbw Process is sea to delem ne whether furtherdeten1,on is warrantea or for example wnetner the detainee is an nnocent "on-cornatant J The Coun never saio detention was mproper We snouid only try those who are war cnm na s ana we have bent over n bacuwafo t o w e tnem 0i.e orocess-oernaos too mucn I1mion1even c oestto aelav the, war cnmina ma's aswe have i w many wars, until the end of hostilities That, however issomethingthat traditionally has been, and should be, left to the president'sdiscretion
Winning the War of Ideas By exp icll.y authorizing military commissions. Congresscan also make a uwful contribution to winningVie war of ideal. The Court's decsion nas been pornyea across much of the world as a nuge aefeat for the Bush Administration and a repudiationof ts oecislon to mfa unawful cornoatants The nJing çil swot, oe LSW by ai-Qaaaa ana its affiiiatesas a major propaganda no t t w 1 a so give ammditon to Americas harshest criticson tne international stage In particular, theaacison is ney to exacerwte tensons in me trans-Arm c wlationsh,p tdashington nas oeen increas ng y m e r fire from European Lnon (EU) offloa s an0 eq sators ao0i.t Guan!a-am0 Tne C- s Extema Re atom Commissioner. Ai-stna s Benita Ferrcro-Waaner has wined for the G..antanamo oewnt on tad ty m oe closed an0 me European Parlament passed a resoluton ,.rg ng tne same TM E J s conoemnat on of tne Gi-antaiamo fact it\i nas ec-ioeo tnose of me -n tea \at ons Comm nee Aqa-nsiTonare ana me U.N s hugely discredited Commission on Human ~ights, which condemned thedetentionfacility without even inspectingit. Now, these groups are trumpetingthe Supreme Court's decision However mese cr t cs hade arge y ignored what the Couns declsnn actually says Tne approvao of the Congressana affirmation by me Court mat tne commissions represent !he wl Iof tnehencan peope demonstrateour resolve both totake the threat of transnat onal tenor sm serms y an0 to respect the rue of a*

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Ah0 unchanged 1 the government'sobligation t o a e v w an equitable long-term soulon thar fairly executesJust.cewtiimfully s satisfying o ~national security interests. What Is needed to a processthat doesnot treat umaw^ul combatantsas regular criminals r ueakina tne rulesof the civilized wond Most GLantanam or 1-d tonal Prisoners of war That would simov rewarn indlvo~aisfor 0 aeta nees are not currewy set to ~e m w for i i r cr rws, ana mey may contini.; to DO cwtamed wan only minor manges 1 the aaministration's~tat~s aeterrninaton proceedings For mose scneadlea m oetned for war cnmes the BJSH Pam nsiraton must lo1ow existrig courts-mana rues or seen exp en congressona approval for me p anned m Itary commissions Congress can satisfy ts legal and national security oolgatons exp Mly by autnonzing the proposed milcommission process What is crticai is mat tne Busn Administration move b w a m expea Vo~sly. demonstratingonce again its unswerving commitment to flgnttne ong war according to the rue of law Ph D , 6 Se&r Resea& ~ 1 forNaUona1Sewrily and M e t e n d S m r i i y m tha L%ugfas and Satah 1 ~ Jam&A&oa Alhsor Center for Foreign Policy Studies a division of ttw Kafhwnma Shelby Cullom Dads Institute for InternationalStudies, at The dentage Foundation This testimony was aetivem oefors the Senate Armed S e m a s Committee

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B u i l t Potnts In decldina how to m m forward after the Summe Court decision In H a d a n v. RumssfBhS. atrataov matters. o The lessons of the Cod War suggest that tnem am foLr elements to a goo0 long war strategy The U S snould focus on provong security fostering economic growtft safeguardingf i v I society and preserving tne iberiies that sustain the wlli of the nation and winnlno the war of ideas What is needed is a processthat does not treat unlawfulcombatantsas regular criminals or traditional prisoners of war Congressand the Bush Administration must move forward expeditious)/, demonstrating once again its unswerving commitmentto fight the long war according to the rule of law

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an additional thought a question was raised on the call yesterday as to who Is checking the citkens tnat t m u 8 m evacuatingto ma%e sum mat they am riot brmrisWhezmlah syrnpatnkere trying to get a free nde to trim u s an0 fox news 15 discussing th.8 very topic at tne moment so to have someoleaddress the threat might begood

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hi. here am some ideas for who It might be beneficial to havo brief our analysts on the current situation in lebanon, atc commanderof the 24th m u agrwmnWdiscussbn8 with Israelicontacts Washington liaisongroup,regional liaison group or theembassy liaison group to update us on thecoordinationthat8 happening with the evacuation counterlermrism/centcomreps to talk about the global threat of hezbollahand/or what thecontingency plans are Ifhezbollah starts targeting amerbns (realize this is not likely, but two analysts have asked for it). that's all i can thinkof. any other Ideas??

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Imentionedt o m a whlle oack that I had mentioned to yo^ tnat It would be great forI(bK1to be a& to visit Gtmo so he couid put together a I- range of anecdotes for whenever G'bno comesup to me boss again. Don't Know about any watting l st, but If ever meres an empty seat it wo-Id be benerciaa m tne office f ~ c o u l tag along Sorry for the 'status update' *ma d Sincerely,

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Dallas, put my name on the waiting list to visit GTMO a white back, but I haven't ever heard anything, and was wondering I you could provide me with a status update. No rush. Thanksso much!

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Hedid indeed. We have not had a bip In the past two week; and don't look to have anotherfor some time. The beet bet is to work you into a leg affairs trip. Dallas B.Li-cr Director, Office of Community Relations & Public Liaison

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We invite you to participate in a conference call, THURSDAY,July 13,2006, from 245-3:15 p.m.

Major General Durbin, Commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan will update you on the status of training Afghan security forces. (His Biography is attached for your review). This call will be On Background.

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Sent:Tue Jul 11 10:51:21 2006 Subject: RE: Simmons - Enemycombatants....no more.

Incredible............... Administration seems to E ~ V C at everv The in opportunity. .. The appeasers...... ..Wayne... you are right on the mark. 1have been saying this for the past two years We are our own worst enemy in fighting the Islamic Radicals and they know it. Paul E Vallely www.soldiersmemorialfund.o~

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How can this be? Now, the Bush administrationis giving POW status find Geneva protection to every two bit Muslim extremist thug who murders anyone, anywhere in the world. By the way, who signed the Geneva Conventionsfor the terrorist's? Osama? Al Zawahiri? Perhm the late A1 Zaraawi? The Bush Administration is imploding.Every hear of castration of an administration? Where are the nuts shown after 9-1 I? No fight left? The temirist's must be reveling in glee having achieved such recognition fromthe most powerful country in the world. Take care. Wayne PS-Thanks to the Brian and the Judge for giving me the headsup on this backbreakingnews.

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Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA,~ C I V OASD-PA , any help on thisarticle?

CNN wants me to address the following "policy change at OITMO" based on the a Financial Tunes article (below).
Any help?

Bob

US reverses policy on military detainees
By Demetri Sevestopuioin Washington Published: Juh 11 2006 05.39 1 Last updated: July 11200605:39 The Pentagon has decided In a major policy shin that all detainees held in US military custody around the wodd am entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions, according to two people familiar with the move The FT has learned (hat Gordon England deouty defence secretary,sent a memo to senior defence officials and mil bry oflcers lost Friday tei ng uwn thsCommon Art c b 3 of the Geneva Convent ons-wmcn pronlom Inhumanefreatmentd pmnersand requires cena n bas c ega ngnts at trial woulo apply to a oewinees nee In LS military custooy

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The policy U-tumcomes on the heels of the SupremeCourt ruling last month that the military commissions Mr Bush created to try prisoners at GuantanamoBay contravened both US law and the Geneva Conventions.
The White House had argued that Mr Bush, as commander-in-chief,had theauthority to convene the military commissions Critics who rejected this interpretation said the commissionswere unjust because,for instance, defendants were unable to sea all the evidence levelled against them in a stunning rebuke of Mr Bush, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that his administration had overshot its authority In constitutingthe controversial commissions, concluding that they did not offer defendantssufficient legal rights The court also suggestedthat the administration workwith Congressto reach a solutionthat would address the problems, Including the introductionof evidence Arien Specter tne Repub lean chairman oftne S Ã § judiciary committee, is scheduled on Tuesday to kickoff amnesof Congressionai near.ngs mat w I examine the SupremeCourt ruling n tne case of Sallm Anmea hamdan. me former driver of before a military commission and ts im~licatbns oeai na wm the for Osama om .aaen wno became the rrst dew nee ttro~ont 450 detainees remaining at the Guantanamo

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i agree with you on the m c i n ~ / s c a I e call... but d o would you drop instcad?? then we'd have Wo h m fox s and only one from any of the others... m downing v. jambs ...i thought about that, t w . not sum lhal it makes a huge diffemcc, but if y think sa, happy to suggest Jacobs in&.

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Colonel Ken Allad (USA, Retired) MSNBC ' Mr. Jed Babbm (AF, Fmer JAG) American Swlator, natiod d i o Ckncral Wayne A. Downing (USA, Retired) MSNBC Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francma (WAF, Retired) NBC Colonel John Ganell (USMC, Retired) Fox N e w Brieadicr General David L, G m w (USA. Retired) CNN ~ o & n a n d e ~ e n nMajor ~ t e w ~ & r(USA, R&) Fox N m Colonel Jack Jacobs (USA, R a i d ) S t MSNBC General Jack Keane (USA, Retired) ABC Lieufenant Colonel R o h L Maginnis (USA, Retired) CBN, CNh lnt'l, Fox, NPR Maior General Jmes "SotdeI" Made WSA. Retired) CNN Dr. Jeff McCauland (Colonel, USA, Retired) - ~ ~ ~ L i m t e nGeneral T i o m ~ c t n e d (USAF, ~ e t i r d ) FOX News Captain nnt y Chuck N s h (USN, Retired) Fox N e w Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr. (USA, Retired) Fox News Major General Donald W. Shepperd (WAF, Retired) CNN Mr. Wayne Simmons (USN, Retired)- Fox News Major General Paul E.Vallely (USA, Retired) - Fox News

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ok. can we make it S?? :) here is who i would suggest:

Mr. Jed Babbin (AF, Former JAG) American Spectator, national radio
Dr. Jeff McCausland (Colonel, USA, Retired)- CBS General Wayne A. Downing (USA, Retired) MSNBC Lieutenant Colonel Robert L.Magiimis (USA, Retired) CBN, CNN Int'l, Fox, NPR Major GeneralJames "Spider" Marks (USA, Retired)CNN LieutenantGeneral Thomas Mclnemey (USAF, Retired) Fox News

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This a lot for 20 minutes. Could I say "6 of the followinganalysts?"

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Colonel Ken Allard (USA. Retired) MSNBC Mr. Jed Babbm ( ~ ~ , ' ~ o r m e r~ j ~ r n e rSpectator, national radio General Wayne A Downing (USA, ~~ ican Retired) MSNBC I icutenam Colonel Rick Francona (USAF. Retired)NBC Colonel John Garrat fUSMC. . . . . . ~etired) News Fox Brigadier General David L. Grange (USA, Retired) CNN Command Sergeant Major Steven Greer (USA, Retired) Fox News Colonel Jack Jacobs (USA, Retired) MSNBC General Jack Keane (USA, Retired) ABC Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Maginnis (USA, Retired) CBN, CNN Int'l, Fox, NPR Maior General James "Spider" Marks (USA. Retired) CNN Dr. Jeff McCausland (Colonel, USA. Retired) - CBS Lieutenant General 1homas Mclncmey (USAF, Retired) FOX News Captain Chuck Nash NSN. Relircdt- Fox News Malor General Robert H.Scales. Jr. (USA. Retired) Fox News ~ a j o~ e n e r i ~ o n aW.shepperd ( U ~ ~ ~ , ~ e t CNN d ) Wayne ~ i m m c k r ld i r e Mr. (USN, ~ e & d ) - Fox News Major General Paul E. Vallely (USA, Retired) Fox News

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Hi If we could do 20 mi", that would be great. li will ask tam to send you a list of our a team Thx Ab

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I am putting together a proposal for analyst call and radio interviews on Wed. Please advise on who you think would be on the call and how much time you need.

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After 1lam you time. We have events all day. Moming breakfast etc. Ugh. :). Noonish is probably best or anytime today.

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Ok,I'll call you in the morning. How early is too early?? :)

Subject. Re: mil analysts Call me when you want to go through these. Today or tomorrow any time is fine.

To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Sent: Sun Jul09 12.38:36 2006 Subject. Re: mil analysts

Ok,sounds good.Didnt you have natwick do a dvd or something for you?? HI also check with harold. I'm s e w they have those reports somewhere in their aichives..... least I hope!! :) at

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Hmm. As for after actions, they would be in memo format on the s drive. Likely from ab to dorranccor tarry. reports, wtuch I just forwarded. Let chat tomorrow and we will Though I don't think we did them.=did s wak through the questions raised. C \ w n a has info from legal a well with regardto dedicated exec aircraft Not god butnot horible.
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Sent Sun Jul (Ã 09:06:24 2006 Subject: RE; mil analysts hi. i know you did an after action on the Irips you've taken with some of the clips, transcripts,etc. right?? please tell me you saved them to the s:drive. altho, ita pretty sure i know better...3 if they're not on the s:drive, would know you happen to know where you saved them?? they'd ;ally help in putting this stuff together for ab. if where they are on your hard drive, would you mind sending me your password and telling me where to find them so that i can add them to the memo?? ifnot, any ideas how i can get the info quickly??

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From: Barber.Allison Ms OSD PA Scnr ~aturday. July 08.2006 2-46 PM To Cc: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Subject: FW: mil analysts

Hi there

I have a mtg with dorrance on Tuesday to discuss if we should pay for military analyst to fly to iraq. Please
take a crack at this list of questions. Build a memo without having a position. Just options to consider. Also include an option of getting a plane assigned to us once a quarter.

Lets take a look at your draft Monday afternoon..

Thanks
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Need to know all the puts and takes before making a call.
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How many people does this effect?

How did we get to this point? What is the history7 Does the Secretary have any recognilion ofthis?

How much money are we talking about?

What is it that we get for out money? Tangible results or not?

How long has this been the policy?

What are alternatives?

What is'the downside to continuing.

I don't want to be in aposition of making decisions based on someoneelse's deadlinesor sense ofurgency.

David, please help get the information I needand then set up a meeting with relevant parties.

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Since we have the legal approval and a precedent, in that we have done this before, I am inclined to keep on the same track.

I don't want to rush folks to have an opinionon this so we can discuss it in the future, if you want.

Unless you say otherwise, I will just keep doing the program the same way and offer to pay for military analysts flights.

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Ok,I'll call you in the morning. How early is too early?? :)

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Subject: Re: mil analysts Ok, sounds good. Didn't you have natwick do advd or somethingfor you?? Ill also check with-l'm they have those reports somewhere in their archives.. least I hope!! :) T h x 1 .a t

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To: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA Sent: Sim I d 0 9 09:06:24 2006 Subject: RE: mil analysts hi. i know you did an after action on the trips you've taken with some of the clips, transcripts,etc. right?? please tell me you saved them to the s:drive. altho, i'm pretty sure i know better ;)if they're not on the s:drive, would you happen to know where you saved them?? they'd really help in putting this stuff together for ab. if you know where they are on your hard drive, would you mind sending me your password and telling me where to find them so that i can add them to the memo?? if not,any ideas how i can get the info quickly?? thanks

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Hi (here

I have a mtg with dorrance on Tuesday to discuss ifwe should pay for militmy analyst to fly to iraq. Please take a crack at this list of questions. Build a memo without having a position. Just options to consider. Also include an option of getting a plane assigned to us once a quarter

Lets take a look at your draft Monday afternoon..

Thanks
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Need to know all (he puts and takes before making acall.

How many people does this effect?

How did we gel to this point? What is the history? Does the Secretmy have my recognition of this?

How much money are we talking about?

What is it that we get for out money? Tangible results or not?

How long has this been the policy?

What are alternatives?

What is the downside to continuing.

I don't want to be in aposition ofmaking decisions based on someone else's deadlines or sense of urgency

David, please help get the informationI need and then set up a meeting with relevant parties.

From: Barber,Allion Ms OSD PA Sent: Thursday. June29.2006 10:45 AM To: Smith, Dorrance HON OSD PA Subject:mil analysts Importance: High

I need to make a decision in the next few hours about if dod continues to offer to pay for military analysts travel. Since we have the legal approval and a precedent, in that we have done this before, I am inclined to keep on the same track.

I don't want to rush folks to have an opinion on this so we can discuss it in the future, if you want.

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Dullasi B.Lawrence Director, Office of Community Relations & Public Litim~ United Status Department of Dcfenm

~rom: Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 9:08 AM To: ~awren&, Dallas Mr OSD PA Subject: Military analyst travel Dallas In answer to your question on military analyst's travel on DV aircraft:

From OSD Traisporra!ion po ic/ ' Y o - nade 10 t>e a Dv2 or Wh.tenose rep to fly 01,t of Anoreas on G- fs'ream a.rcrah lo CENTCOM AOR ~n css mese m !ary m a ysls ate cors ae'eo !o ne at i n s lere mev canno! f l i on mese types of a rc'aft The ana fsts -v na.e 1 f \ ode, to tne AOR com'rerca y an0 the? Lse OSA arcrat lnal s set-i,p by CEhTCOM 0

I did ask TransportationPolicy to investigate the possibility of military analysts using '"openseats* on an already-scheduled mission. They are checking and will get back to me as soon as they find out.

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I don't think so. But will let you know.

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Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Allison This definitely will take an enormous amount of resources back home for your folks to producea daily, 30 minute show. Assume your show would take the place of the Freedom Journal Iraqwe're now doing, which is about 10 minuteslong? Not sure of the process your folks have In mind of putting the show together butRecommendwe discuss looking for ways to make it work.

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H General Wright i Thanks so much for your support for these Importanttrips. Your staff moved heaven and earth for us and I really appreciatetheir efforts So sorry we had to postpone. We will be m touchabout a trip in September. Thanks forthe info.

' On another note, Iwould like to help you expand the story out of Iraq. Your folks are doing a greatjobof getting the story but I
think we might be able to give their workmorevisibility viathe PentagonChannel. Would you be willing to dlscussa new 30 minutes news show that we would develop back here at the PentagonChannel? This has never been done but I thinkit Is worth a shot ifyou are game.

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Concept: Straight from Iraq. a 30 minute dally n e w show that aim every morning on the Pentagon Channeland on AFRTS.
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? i i i i m c r e w In I n q can (hootthe story and feed It bick to DC. We w l l l c m t e the program. Partof thecurrent challenge Is thediversity in capability and training In the field and the amount of time ittakes to actually produce a show. Ifyour folks provide the story in raw form, we will allocatethe assets required to produce the show.
Staff: For the first 4 rnths, Iwould like to send over a Pentagon Channel producer and broadcaster. These folks will help create the assignment desk and will help facilitate the flow of products.

We are ready to engage and create the new show.
your team and adjust as needed.

Understand that in a month, we will want to review the concept with you and

Folks back home complain that they never see the other side of the story... let's create the show and get out the word, As a side note, the Discovery Channel/MllitaryChannel just met with us last week. They want to start broadcastingPentagon Channelprogramming. This news show would be perfect for their network too. Happy to discuss Thank you for all you am doing! Have the best 4m possible Alllson Barber Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

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Subject: RE- [U] DefenseAnalysts HI General Wrlght Thanks so much for your support for these important trips. Your staff moved heaven and earth for us and I really appreciate their efforts. So sorry we had to postpone. We will be In touch about a trip in September. Thanks for the Info. On another note, Iwould like to help you expand thestory out of Iraq. Your folksare doing a greatjobof getting thestory but I think we might be able to give their work more vlslbillty via the PentagonChannel. Would you be wlliing todiscuss a new 30 minutes news showthat we would develop back hereat the Pentagon Channel? This has never been done but Ithink It >s worth a shot if you are game Concept Straightfrom Iraq, a30 minute dally news show that aimevery morning on the Pentagon Channel and on AFRTS Content YOU fi m crews h Iraq can shoot the story and feed II oack to DC We wll create the program Part of tne current challenge Is the 0 versiry in capability and tran ng in tne fleio an0 me amount of tmm it takes 1 a c t u q produce a show f your folus provioe me 0 story in raw form, we w 1 allocate the assets requ re0 to produce the show For the first 4 mme, I would 11~0 sand over ft PentagonCnannel pmucar and broçacçst mesa folk8 will he P create the to assignment desk and w 1 he pfacilitate the flow of prod-cts We are mady to engage and create the new show Understandthat In a month, we will want to review the conceptwith you and your team and adjust as needed Folks back home complainthat they never see the other side of the story tot'screate the show and Wt out the word

As a side note, the Discovery Channel/MllitaryChannelJust met with us last week They want to start broadcastingPentagon Channelprogramming This news show would be perfect for their network too

Happy to discuss Thank you for all you are doing! Have the best 4m possible Allison Barber Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

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MILITARY ANALYSTS ON GUANTANAMO: COVERAGE FROM ANALYSTS ON THE JUNE 28 AND THE JUNE 21 TRIPS FROM THE TONE 28" TRIP:
Military analysts who visited Cruanianamo on June 28* have discussed their trip on the following stations, as of 3-00 I'M on June 3om.They include: > Former Annv UndersecretaryJoe Reedcr: o Fox News Live (June 29) 9 "The detention center is absolutelyvalid and legal. It was authorized by Congress" o Fox News Dayside (June 29) 9 "There are 100 (detainees)now. ammximatelv. out of the 450 that arc slated to be &oferr&. ;'how bad &me ofthem are. 50 of them, their home countries wont receive them, won't take them back. We're not dealing with . - of citizenship here" oaraeons - 9 o Two appearances on Fox News Live (June 29) 9 "These prisoners, who are intending to kill Americans, get 4200 calories a day. They have four detainees for each medical aid professional who will take care of them and they're living in a inson, which, by American standards. is at the top of thescale. What bothers me is the inequity I saw down there yesterday as iuxtaoosed againstthe Supreme Court ruline. which in my mind at ieast;doesn'treally accept the fact thatthisis a nation that's fighting in a war" 9 "I think the young men and women who are guarding these people down there are doing a marvelousjob"
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Captain Chuck Nash, USN, Retired 9 Captain Martin Strong, USN, Retired 9 Major Andy Messing, USAR, Retired 9 Command Sergeant Major Steve Greer, USA, R t r d eie

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Military analysts who visited Guantanamo on June 21" have conducted interviewson the followingstations' 9 Judge Andrew Naoolitan~: o One appearanceon Fox News: O'Reilly Factor (June 29) o Three Fox News Radio interviews/clipson-Brian and the Judge9'-one was live (June 21,22)

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o Two appearanceson the Big Story with John Gibson (6R9 and 6/22,5:00 PM - listed below in two parts) o Two segments on Fox and Friends (6n3,6:30 AM and 8:00 AM) 9 Robert Maeinnis: o While at Guantanamo, conducted three "live to tape" int&ews for national broadcast 9 W a n e Simmons: o One appearance on The Big Story wl John Gibson (6/22,5:51:58 PM)
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Host: I'm going to talk to Joe Reeder, former Under Secretaryof the Army. J u s back from Guanmamo. Were you talking about this (the decision) last night at Guanianamo? Reeder: We didn't talk about the decision a whole lot We knew it was coming out. Mainly yesterday was iust about being at the detention center at Guantanmo Bav. ~ o s t : ~ r oa n r legal st&dpoint, do youhave an opinion about what to do with ihcm? Reeder: Now or at the outset? Host: Why don't we take the present? Reeder: At present I think we're doing everythingwe can do right now. Approximately there are 450 down there right now -over 100 slated for transfer. Frankly, these are fundamentallybad customers. There are a lot of them. Upwards of 50 of them that their own countries won't take hack. Host: If 100 are going to be sent back, that leaves roughly about 360.14 were sent back to Saudi Arabia When they are sent back to their country,are they jailed or set free? Reeder: The whole ganunit -everything you said ... it depends on the country. But my point is that their host countries won't even take them back. Tells you something about who you're dealing with. They are very dangerouspeople. ot Host: Will Gitmo be forced to close or do you keep it open as you look for some s r of legislativeagreement? Reeder: 1don't think this decision has any i m w t at all - t h e detention center is absolutelvvalid and l e d It was authorized bv Concress. The oroblem with the Suorerne Court decision today, you have a lot of fault t0share. You have fault with the resident and with Concress Fundamentally the President should have asked for legislation. He is simvosed to be the leader. We need leadershin He is now coin* to ask forthat le&ation. It is high ume. overtime. It was *ruck down by a court favorable 10 him 5-3. He should have asked for the legislation before instead of forging ahead.. .
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We need different rules on the battlefield. You cant parachute F.Lee Bailey to give rights...You don't have chain of custody. You need fundamentalfairness. All of this can be solved with legislation. Host: Thank you, Joe. Just back from Guanlanamo last night. Fox New! Davdde 06/29/06 13:04:56 Host: Let's have the third member of the panel - Joe Reeder, former Undersecretaryof the Army joins us from DC. Joe when were you at Gitmo? Reeder: I was there yesterday. Host: And certainly not as a prisoner ...you were down there yesterday. Thank you for ioinineus. Who has a auestionfor this m e l of three here? juliet:~ealquickly. General scales ... in this morning. He was talking and said, he's really concerned about this rulimu because he says the enemy will be using now ow contusion, the US!s could be fusion& - confasion owe whothese people &e and how to define them. They'll be w n g that to our disadvantage.What do you do about that? Reeder: Well, I think General Scales Is absolutelyright. It is incumbent on the President to work with congress. It is a two-way street now. There have been bills pending. Loretta Sanchez. h - 0 4 Same bill same l&euace. Senator Graham for over a k . &ndine. r34. the concurring opinion of ~ u k c ~ e n n e d y icrystal clear. Congress can &vethis e s problem. It was struck down because the President barged ahead without Congressional authority. It needs to get solved. It needs to get solved right now. And you need different rules. Not unfair rules. But on the battlefield, you have a complete different scenariovou're on the raeeed edee of combat. You can't iumo i n and namchute F.Lee Bailw in -- and give rights on the field.. when you get evidence, you throw it in the Humvee, you don't have a chain of custody. The question really is, is it fundamentallyfair? We tried Milosevic in Europe under these same rules. The Nuremberg trials were under these rules. We just need legislation Juliet: Secretary,if these people are let back out into the world, what is that going to do in the minds of our military men and women who are serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan? Reeder: They won't be let back out, they're detainees, they're not prisoners of war. They don't deserve to be treated as prisonersof wai. And they don? adhere to the old rulesthat wont be released. We've already released 250. makes them prisoners of -.Thy There's 100 now. approximately,out of the 450 that arc slated to be transferred. This is how bad some of Them are. 50 of them. their home countrieswon't receive them. won't take them back. We're not dealing with paragons of citizenship here. Audience member: If the detainees are released, should we consider theremight be another terrorist attack in the U.S.? Reeder: Well, certainly some of them, lhat's true as to some of them. That's what we're trying to come up with. A process that everyone agreed to that i constitutionalthat sorts s those things out.

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Bob Scales Fox News Live W19W 14:03:52 Host: Joining us now. Bob Scales. A Fox news military analyst, welcome. General Scales Id me start with you, and ask you -the Democratic Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi. is callinp, this a mumoh for the law. sayme that everyone is entitled to the iustice system. DO vou aeree? basiceurntees of theof the ~merican scales: Well, I think to some degree. Thk is thebnited states. are a nation that's ruled by laws. But we're not talking about crime on the streets here. We're talking about 330 hard-core... 85% of whom have openly said to their guards and their interrogators, when released, they will immediately begin to kill Americans. 95% of them are Sunnis. These are not just your common criminals. These are men,who when released, should they ever be released, and God forbid they will have be released, will immediately go back on the terrorist network and begin the process of doing what they were doing before they were captured. To me, sure. H&S thedeal. What's important i t h e American people have to decide, is this a nation at war? Or is this a nation at peace? If we're at war, we can use the police and the courts to clean up the terrorist problem. If we're a nation at war, we have to take extraordinaryefforts in order to protect the American people. It is just that simple Host: Let me just get General Scales in here while 1have a little time. You were there yesterday. You had a chance toobserve how things were run there. How diTficdl will it be to make these changes. particularly for those who are caoturine these detainees on the sig front lines, to incorporate&mething they're a k n for - somethi& like Miranda Rights. Scales: That's a great question. The only advantage our young men and women have there who are euardiine these KUVS is time. They have the ability to use time as a'weaoon against these guys. ~ h e s youngmen and women have been as&ulted. They've been. e beaten. They've been treated in ways that I can't talk about on the air. And you turn around, the other side, and these prisonen, who are intendingto kill Americans, get 4200 calories a day. They have four detainees for each medical aid professional who will take care of them and they're living in a prison which by American standards, is at the top of the scale. What bothers me is the inequity I saw down there yesterday as juxtaposed against the Supreme Court ruling, whichin my mind might be, at leak, doesn't really accept the fact that this is a nation that's fighting in a war. Host: General Scales, thank you very much. Appreciate your time.

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Fox News Live WWM 10:29:12 Host: Let's set reaction from someonethat was at GuantanamoBay yesterday. R t r d eie Major ~ e n e k Bob Scales General, give us your quick lake on whatour military l personnel retired and otherwise, around the world are thinking about this? i Scales' I think we're all a little bt amazed bv this. Jon After all, to try 10 invoke the tencis of the Geneva Convention,for "on-st& actors, for people who arc essentially for lack ofa bener term, imcmat~onal murderers to me is absolutely unbelievable One of the things our veterans need to understand is that this mline, bad as it is, does not they're still going to be affect the & u s of the detainees. Even ifthey're prisoners of detained in Guantanarnoand not be loose to go back and kill Americans again.

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Host: I don? know whether to be proud of my country for extending the rights and freedoms that we sort of take for granted here to a bunch of people who, you know, in my view. don't deserve it or whether to be aooalled that. you know.the Supreme Court is &owing this blanket of protectionsover people who, you know, clearly are - don't follow the rules of war themselves. Scales: 1 think I would go withappalled. Frankly, I think this is amazing It wmesdown to this, Jon. What the American people and the SupremeCourt and the rest of the people of the enliehtened states of the world have to understand or have to decide for themselves -are we in a slate of war or are we not in a slate of war? Are we in a condition where we can apply the rules of law and the works of police forces to stop global terrorism or are we to have to rely on the tenetsof war and our military & do it? This is a very important consideration We have to get together and decide this. The enemy is using our confusion about the conditions in the world today to their advantage and ultimately ifs going to wind up with innocent dead in Europe and the US and elsewhere in the world. od Host: When the camel courier or the donkey gets wr to Osama bin Laden in his cave somewhere that this is the decision of the US Supreme Court, he's going to be chuckling, don't you think? Scales: I think so. One ofthe things the enemy really enjoys is the confusion and the etr legal twists and turns that W s e n societiesgo through in trying to deal with their acts of barbarity. The little bit of solace here thou& is that this doesn't affect events in Guant&o. These guys are still detained-I think the young men and women who are guarding these people down there are doing a marvelous job and they'll remain in Guantanamobecause even remember, the prisonerof war status is not a punishment for crime. It's the status to take those guys off the battlefieldand for now they're still off the battlefield. Host: General Scales, well be talking more with you about this incredible decision from the US Supreme Court.

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Fox New8: The Big Story With John Gibson -06i2910617:04:15 GIBSON: Joining us now to break down this big decision. FOX News senior judicial analyst Judee ~ n d r e w Nawlitano. He recently visited Gibno. He is also the author of "The New York Times" best-seller "The ~ o n k t u t i o n Exile "Just on the point the in president raised right there, does this decision put, as he sad, killers out on the sircet? ANDREW NAPOLITANO, FOX NEWS JUDICIAL ANALYST: No The president is quite correct. It does not It basically says the onl! two ways you can try them, Mr. President, arc in a federal district court in the mainland of the United Slates, a most undesirable choice. or in a reeular traditional court-martial. which vou can establish rieht ; there at Guantanio Bay. B it does force him to empty the jails.. GIBSON: OK, well, then, what was this issue about, because he wanted to run them through a military commissionor a court-martial, right?

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NAPOLITANO: Well, he --there's a difference between a military commission and cow-mania]. And that's what the whole case comes down to. The Supreme C o m said, first the Geneva Conventions awlv to the whole war on terror. what's eoine on at C i ~ l a n a m o and everywhereh u n d the world. And the Geneva Convention says Bay the following. You can't set up a temporary penal tribunal, as they call it, iust to try one set of You have to use a regular, preexistingcourt system, like the dis district courts or regular court-martials.It then said the other reason you have to use regular court-martiis or a US.district court is because they provide the protections akinst hearsay and use of secret evidence that the commis&ns permit, but the U.S. Constitution and Geneva Conventions wont allow. GIBSON OK. So, explain what it is they warned to do. They wanted to say, look. we have gut this evidence against you. We will show it to the judge, but we arenot going to show vou. NAPOLITANO: Right, or they wanted to say, so and so told us, when they arrested Mr. Mohammed, that had a uun in his hand. even though the so and so is now dead, so, he obv.ously can't testify. And the Supreme Court said the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the federal military rules, the US. Constitution, and the Geneva Conventions prohibit those things. They prohibit hearsay and they prohibit the use of secret evidence. So, now the presiaent is left with this very, very difficult choice. He must decide between revealing declassifyingclassified evidence and revealing its source, and using it in a courtroom to convict someone. or not Wine that mrson and lettine them to. He has to decide which of those awful choices is iess&ful to the country.GIBSON: OK, explain this, if you can. Apparently, Justice Breyer writing in a concurringopinion -that is, he agreed with the majority opinion -said the ruling only applies to Hamdan, and not others, and that there's nothing to stop the president from approachingCongress to seek the authority he thinks is necessary to do what he wants. NAPOLITANO: I 1can't explain it, because the majority opinion, which he signed, disagrees with that. The majority opinion says it applies to everybody at Guantanamo Bay. And the maiority opinion says, because the Constitution and the Geneva Convention require that you &';use secret evidenceand you have to use a regular court-martial.and Congress cant change the Conslitutionor the Geneva Convention, no legislation that the Congress can write can accommodate this decision. GIBSON OK. if vou have vou were there. You and the oeneral that was aiding you around was anticipating this result, this this decision,right? NAPOLITANO:Yes. he was. as uasthe SiacDciianment GIBSON: And the general was going to appear onthe air... NAPOLITANO: Yes. GIBSON: with you. NAPOLITANO: Yes. GIBSON: He promisedto do that. NAPOLITANO: Yes. GIBSON: And he wouldn't do it. Why? NAPOLITANO: Well, he's mad. (CROSSTALK) NAPOLITANO: He's mbablv a n m . because. to be honest with vou. the court went farther than it had to, by declaring thatthe en& Conventionsapply to the entire war on

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terror, not just Guantanamo, which was the only issue before them. They have basically said to the president, you got special-ops in a back alley in Baghdad, Geneva Convention applies. You got the CIA in the basement of a safe house in Afghanistan, the Geneva Convention applies. The government, the Justice Department has been arguing before every federal court that wants to hear this in the country for the past four years that the Geneva Convention does not apply. And the Supreme Court has rejected that. That adds to the president's burdens in prosecuting the war on terror. GIBSON: Judge Andrew Napolitano -Judge, thank you very much. Of course, thejudge just visited Gitmo.

Fox News: The O'ReilIv Factor Ot/29/06 20:05:10 O'REILLY: (Regarding the Supreme Court decision on Guantanamo): What do you think's going to happen. Judge? ANDREW NAPOLITANO, FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST: I Ihink the President's eoine to be faced with a v m . verv difficultchoice of how to nrosecute these people, because the Geneva Conventions say you can't use temporary penal tribunals You can only use... O'REILLY: Well. what was theNureinbere triallike? NAPOLITANO Nuremberg preexisted the~eneva Conventions, Bill. The Geneva Conventions are 47 to 49 Nuremberg is 45 to 46. O'REILLY: So right now, you're saying Nuremberg would be outlawed? NAPOLITANO. Yes. O'REILLY: War crimes rials would be o u t l a d ? NAPOLITANO: Yes. O'REILLY: Really? NAPOLITANO: Because the Geneva Conventions sav vou have to use a nreexistina ,. jud~cialmechanism. meaning either a fedcral... O'REILLY Military tribunals pre-exist. They try people all the time. NAPOLITANO: N;. The president established t%it&y tribunalsjust for Ouantanamo Bay. That's what the Supreme Court said he can't do. O'REILLY: Well, move them to Fort Leavenworthand have a military tribunal to do that. NAPOLITANO: It doesn't matter where they are, you cant set them up for one problem. You have to use either a federal district court,which no one wants them to do. O'REILLY: Right NAPOLITANO: Or court martials. O'REILLY: What if we bail from the Geneva Convention? NAPOLITANO: That would have other repercussions, be very difficult to do. O'REILLY: Yes. NAPOLITANO: But thatwould relieve the country of the burden of complying with the Geneva Conventions. O'REILLY: All right, so what the Supreme Court has done is ifs constrained the war on terror NAPOLITANO: Yes. O'REILLY: Handcuffed the commander in chief.

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NAPOLITANO: One way to look at it. The other way to look at it is it's reauired him to follow the rule of law. The militmy commissions that he wanted allowed secret evidence and hearsay. Supreme Court said secret evidence, the government can see it and the judges can see it, but the defendant and his lawyer cant, violates the Geneva Convention. It is the Geneva Convention that mandates full due process. O'REILLY. I've got a headache. I've got a headache right now. NAPOLITANO:I'~ have 'headache, Bill. sony you O'REILLY: I mean, it's just NAPOLITANO: But that's what the Suureme Court said. O'REILLY. All nght. NAPOLITANO You know, you may think they're political, but they are the final wold on what the law of the land is. O'REILLY: I know they're the final word. I mean, unless we move to Costa Rica, because we won't eet attacked by terrorists there probably NAPOLITANO: well, you wont have the rule of law there either. O'REILLY: You know. Costa Rica's OK. It's not chaos there. So rive me a vrediaion. Give me a re diction. What's eoine to h a m n ? NAPOLI~ANO-The president has to decide whether or not to use classifiedevidence against them or whether to free them My prediction from havine interviewed the FBI aeents who father the evidence is thev do& want to declassifythis evidence. Therefore. ~, he's going to be forced to let some ofthem go. Now they're not going to walk the streets. They'll go to a prison in Afghanistan where they were arrested. And the Karzai government will deal with them. O'REILLY: OK. Megyn, good job. We appreciate you repotting for us all throughout the week. Judge you know. NAPOUTANO: Did 1make sense tonight? O'REILLY: A little bit. More than usual. Next. NAPOLITANO: Happy Fourth of July, Bill. O'REILLY: Thank you, judge.

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United States, some for as long as two years to to attend junior colleges, some for as short as two davs. manv to visit traditional American tourist sites. But thev had all been but that many of them have been there. GIBSON: Bad BUYS. They don? have the evidence to - to put them on trial, and they don't want to letthem go.. NAPOLITANO: This is the government's legal, not military or political - this is the government's Iceal conundrum. The government's chief lawyer and those working for him conceded to me that they do not have enough evidence to get a conviction before a military commission, which is the easiest, before a court-martial,which is the next most difficult, before a federal district court jury, which is the most difficult. But they are satisfied, and they persuaded me from the evidence that they showed me. that these are such bad, evil human beings that to release them into soci&, whether in the Lnitcd States or outside the Umted States. would be suicidal, because these guys would for sure return to kill their CaDIOIS. to attack the families of the captors, or to wane war against us again in the Middle EM. GIBSON: You have been an opponent ofwhat is going on in Oiuno. You havespoken out again* it. And i think you have even written aboutit. NAPOLITANO: 1have written extensively about it. GIBSON: In both your books, You saw interrog&ons. Did you see anything objectionable? NAPOLITANO: Oh, no, no, not at all. The people conductingthe interrogationsfreely admit that the procedures that they used before 2004 were more aggressive than now. When the Supreme Court came down with its 8-1 decision, saying the Constitution applies, the treaties apply, and the law applies, and the federal courts ofjurisdiction, they stopped using the methods that about five FBI agents had complained about. So, the interrogationsthat we saw, John, were about as mild as you and I conversingnow. It's one interrogator. It's excuse me. It's one detainee. It's three interrogators,one of whom is a translator. The whole thing is taped Four people are watching theentire interrogationas it goes on In my case, they allowed us to watch it through closed-circuit. So we weren't in thesame m. mom. and we couldn't hear the words k i n e used. We watched the - y beine interrogated,who is the number-two person there The government has ranked them, all 400 of them, in the order of k i r influence o v a the others. This is the number-two nerson. And thev intermeate him about everv two weeks. just to see what informationhewants to share with themor what lies he w i t s to give them. which allows them to compare what he said with what others are saying. GIBSON: What has happened since the recent suicide of detainees? hAPOL1TANO Well, since the recent suicide of detainees, the administrativetribunals have stopped. So, we thought we could see an administrativetribunal or a commission. This is the interroeation of a ofa detainee. formally and on the record and before a panel of three judges. Those stopped. security has tightened considerably.And people who were about to get moved up to an area ofthe camp which is not as as aggressive were put back at the bottom ofthe line.

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GIBSON: Judge N a p o l h o has opposed Oimm forsome lime. A link lalain Iheshow, we arc going to have him back. after he has s e a this thing, to explain to us, what are we supposed to do about it? Judge, we will see you in a little bit. NAPOLmANO: OK, John. GIBSON: President Bush saying he would like to shut down Gitmo. He's been under pressure from the international community about this prison for some time now. So should we? O r Fox News seniorjudicial analystjudge Andrew Napolitanojust got back u from an exclusivetrin to Gitmo. That's him in his golf shirt looldne around at the facility. Should we close it? NAPOLITANO: No, I don? think we should close it. GIBSON: Haven't you called for it to be closed? NAPOLITANO: No, have never called for it to be closed. I have called for the people there to be DUI trial. Because never in American histow. I shouldn't sav never because on Abraham ~incoln it during the Civil War and woodrow Wilson did it in during did World War rMCh-IT rMD-IT 1 But F D R.. to his credit, tried the German saboteurs before they were executed. we've not since the Geneva conventions,which didn't exist until after World War 1 , held people without a trial. 1 The president must know that he has spent over $30 million in the oast vear there. rl isexpandingthe size of it, building a tuy high-tech, f r t rate building. I've been in a lot s of prisons in my prior life a a judge and I walked through this one. This is about as good as they get in terms of facilities for the inmate, as prisons go, comfort for the inmate and high-tech ability to do what you have to do in a prison. They spent a lot of money on it. They spent $2.5 million last week on a fence to keen out local oeoole that were wan&& on to the oronem. GIBSON: You know,we hear from the human rights community that one of the reasons that Gitmo should be closed is the sense of hopelessnessthat detainees have because thev . don't know how they would ever gel out if they're going. are they entitled lo hope" NAP0LITA.W: Well, 1 depends who you ask. That's a great question, John. In my 1 n e w on the American constitution and the treaties we've signed, they are entitled to a trial And if the government cannot prove their guilt, they shouldnt be there The government knows this. How do I know this? Because they haven? sent any detainees there since the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the constitution applies. Where are all the detainees from I&? They stayed in Iraq. They're under the custody of the Iraqi authorities.There's no new people coming to Guantanmo Bay. GIBSON: And the supreme court is going to decide something soon? NAPOLITANO: Yes. the case is vew comolicated but boiled down. 400 detainees filed applicationsfor habeas corpus, meaning they want the government justify to a federal judee why they're incarcerated without acharge After that was filed the Congress enacted a m & e saying they cant co it The g&nmcm now wants to arguethat that stalute is miuaclive, which would wipe out the 400 applications. That's whm the will Supreme Court will decide. Are these 400 cases snll alive? If they are, J o h n , t h e ~ be 400 Inals before federaljudges in Washington, D C. Ifthey're not, there will just be nuliwy commissions with the right to appeal only after the commission rules.
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F Ã News: The Biz Stow w/ John Gibson 6t22120M 5:51:58 PM JOHN GIBSON: Back now to our "Big Story" GuantanamoBay exclusive We've heard from our judge earlier about what he saw on his trip yesterday to that infamous detention facility. Former CIA operative Wayne ~immons also on that trip. He joins us now w& with his thoughts. So, Wayne, the judge, you know, has always said that these guys should get some sort of trial. Isn't quite sure about whether you should close i t But he also described a situation where it seems like the interroeationtechniques are so watered down. YOU wonder if they're getting anything out ofthese people at all I mean, he described an interrogation technique that looked a little like Tony Soprano talking 10 his shrink What do you get out of that? WAYNE SIMMONS, FORMER CIA OPERATIVE: Listen, and the judge is absolutelycorrect. I had the very good fortune and the honor ofbeing on the first contingent to go to GuantanamoBay a year ago, and when I came back, I wrote some pretty scathing things about the interrogation methods, which I found much, much too soft. I thought we should use much harsher methods to get the time sensitive intcl. I can tell you now, after a year I've changed in my position, and I'll tell you why. What is happening is the command and control face on the battlefield is changing, and what we now see happening, John, is that we're able to go back to some of these detainees and secure informationabout who we believe is now the new face of the command and control in the battlefield, and get a descriptionof these individuals and where they are and where their families are. So would I like to see harsher conditions not torture but stronger conditions in interrogation?Absolutelv. But GIBSON:But I mean. iou know, the judge described it as three people in there, a guy sits on a couch, the) talk to him. Nobody else. There's no sleep deprivation, no food deprivation It's not 100 hot. It's not too cold He's not b c i g water boarded. He doesn't have snarlma does. He's iust chattine with them. What dothev ret out of that? S I M M O Y S ~ W ~ ~ I , using a technique whereby they build a bond and whereby they're the^ hope chat as nme passes, that bond will yield verifiable intel And it appears that is

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SIMMONS: Listen, all of these men and women that arc doing those interrogations are outstanding. So I'll let the judge make his assessment, but I will tell you they are -and I'd love to mention names, bur I can't for obvious reasons. but thev are doing an incredible job, outstandingjob. And I want to show you one thing quickly if 1can, I don't know if you can pan in on this medal that was given to me by the commander of JTF Guantanamo, Admiral Harris. And on this, if you can see this, it says, it says "honor bound." And these fine young men and women thai are guardingthese animals -and that's what thev arc. thenastiest , ~eonie the olanet -the" areshoutine "honorbound" on , . at every opportunity, GIBSON: All right, Wayne Simmons, thanksalot. Appreciate it. SIMMONS: Thank you, John.

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Allison here is the list you requested... CONFIRMED: Don Shepperd, CNN Spider Marks, CNN Dave Grange, CNN TENTATlVWCHECKEiG Ken Allan), MSNBC Bob Maginnis, freelanceradio, regular FOX TV Jack Jacobs, MSNBC Jack Keane, ABC DECLINE General Wayne Downing,USA. Ret with MSNBC Lieutenant Colonel Rick Franmna (USAF, Retired) NBC Colonel John Garrett (TJSMC,Retired) Lieutenant General Thomas Mclnemy, USAF, Pel. with Fox News Major General Robert Scales, USA, Ret. with Fox News Mr Wayne Simmons, C X , ReL with Fox News

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here is where we stand: we have a definite yes from: don shepperd, CNN (booked his refundable Havel) spider marks, CNN (was going to get Us staff to work his ticket) davc grange, CNN (was going to get his staff to work his ticket) W- have a mvbe from: e -,-- --ken allard, MSNBC (waitingto hear if msnbc will pay for it) bob maginms (just heard from him lhai he might be able to gel someof his networks to pitch in a little. if so. he's in)jackjacobs. MSNBC (ifhecan godirectly from lond& -haven't gotten aresponse from h m on that proposa1)jack keane, ABC (will get backto me) i some suggestionsof who we could still invite: cdr peter brookes, fox and heritage (national security fellow)jii carafano, fox and heritage (international studies fellow) Itc gordoncucullu, fox here are the ones thal have said no: General Wayne Downing, USA, Ret with MSNBC Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona (USAF, Retire])) NBC Colonel John G m h (L'SMC. Retired) Lieutenant General Thomas McJnme-y, USAF, Ret. with Fox News Major General ~ o b e r t ~ c a l eUSA, ~ e t with Fox News Mr. Wayne ~ i m m o kCIA, Ret. with FoxNews s, . , and the ones i didnt ask blc they already told me they'd be out of town: Dr. Jeff McCausland, Colonel, USA, Ret. with CBS (i will ask to see if he wants to re-mute-his returntrip) Captain Chuck Nash, USN, Ret with FoxNews allison - would you want to invite john molino??? thai thought just occnted to me. that's all i've got...

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It was mv second trio to Guanianamo. the last beine a vear aeo. A collection of mediaanalysts. fCNN and Fox). . radio c&tributers, lawyers, writers, &D deputy assistant secretaries, it was another whirlwind adventure 0111'. of the chocks at Andrews AFB as a guest of DoD on Naw mil-air at 7 30 AM; 3 1 5 en route to Cuba, land at Gitmo Airfield.Naw launch to the windward side. visit the detention facility all dav: receive briefs. lone watertaxi back to the airfi~ld, wheels up at 5 00 PM and back to Andrews by 8 15- whew!.

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I wish all of America, in fact all of the concerned world, would go because they could draw their own conclusionsand stop asking me. The world, at least America, would be proud of Rear Admiral Harry Hanis, the Joint Task Force Commander-GTMOand his troops. Thoughtful, articulate, professional,concerned, serious, but with panache, a '78 L'SNA grad, Harris stayed whh us all day giving and participating in the briefingsand answering questions, some very hard ones. Army Col. Mile Bumgamcr, in charge of detainee operations and 35 years as an MP. was the host of our tour through all the facilities,includinc individual cells, cellblocks. kcreation areas, medical facilities and interrogation ops where we viewedm HVT (high value target) interrogation ....and then there were other participants- briefs from the "other" agencies, law enforcement and intellieence. Bumeamer could be a wnular countv sheriff - he is hometown America he could eet elected anywhere - may happen as he is n&g the end of his career - he cares about his troops and the detainees even ihc ones that have threatened lo kill him and his family

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We started with briefings over a halal meal at the Camp Delta mess hall. The meal was tasty and one of three composing the 4200 da& calories offered each detainee. Special meals are also offered f~rve~etarians, diabetics, etc.The food is good. A professionalmedical staff with a fully-equippedhospital, including major surgical capabilities,mental health and denial looks after the detainees. The docs and nurses wear "stab vests" as they provide care.. .tunnun. The facilitiesatt m c d q resemblingany m c d m high securily US. prison and &- and gcrtingmore expensive, new ones bring consimcted to reduce manpower requirements and provide for an extended stay, or an expanded GWOT. Some important questions: Did we drink the aovernment kool-aid? -of course - that was the purpose of the trip, 10 hear the U.S. government side of the story, the other side is provided daily in the media, some informed, most by those who have never been to Gitmo. A visitor is at the mercy of local officials, but one also has lots of time to argue, inquire, question, disagree,exchange ideas, provide alternateviews, suggestions.It is a healthy environment for
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So. whv don't we use the military Court Martial system? - the militaryjustice system is theequivalent of the U.S.civil justice system modified for military use. It is an extremely fair system with rights to free counsel, juries of true peers and automatic review; however, the same rules apply to evidence, testimony, etc. as apply in the U.S.civilian justice'system - the system is simply inadequate for warfare during which POWs are detained and released after a war, or tried for war crimes under international statutes covering the Laws of Armed Conflict. This is what the U.S. is attemptingto do with Gitmo detainees.

Aren't manv of the Gitmo detainees iust lowlevel foot soldiers that got sweet-up in battle? some are,some aren't. 759 detainees have been sent to Gitmo. Almost all were detained in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Most were suspected of being high-level or important Al-Qaedaor Taliban, or a significant threat as terrorists, thus their transfer to Gitmo. None have been sent from Iraq. About 460 remain. The remainder have been released (13

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Cross has full access todetainees at any tune and makes regular visits. They have made many suggestions incomarated by the Gitmo staff. Prisoners receive regular mail and the home nations of all detaineesare informed of th& whereaboutsand status and kept regularly informed by our State Department Some nations are seeking extradition,some of those request have been approved. So. ~ h o u l d ~ ~ ~ s ~ u l ~be closed^ - I don't know. Gihno hs become an unfortunatepolitid s p b d Gitmo m t . a of an increasingly unpopular war. Some of the information spread in te media is wrong and wnhcn or relayed h by people who are mis&formed. Gitmo is a modern, well-run orison where detainees 0% well treated,well-fed. i d medically cared for - BUT - whatever happens 1we musthave a method of handling detainees in the war on terrorism - Congress may have to act - this is a different war and old models don't fit. Many of the detainees are dangerous, VERY dangerous, and will kill you, me and others tomorrow if released. They should not be put blithely back on the streets in an emotional quest for justice - as an international communitywe MUST find a way of handling These people - AND - 1 fully suspect that if detainees are transferred back to their home countries, or other facilitiesconstructed in far-off lands, they will soon wish they were back at Gitmo. If someone tells you Gitmo is a gulag - that is nonsense - they haven't been there. Our solders, sailors and air men and womenat Guanianamo are doinga superb job around very dangerous people in a long and difficult war - you can be proud of them.

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Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 2 5 1 PM
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Subject: travel ernall Gent emen The aetails lor our tnp am coming together Iwanted b update you on the $tttds so mat you can book your travel Tnere has you' flexibilityon this You should book y w r tickets Into KW) arriving the morn ng of been another slgnt change wea~nreciate the 6th -no later than 10 am We wnl not overnight in Kuwait, but will board a milar flight early lnat afternoon If you need 10 arr w tne e m m g cefore please let me mow an0 we w i try to worn out accomooaoonsfor yo, e

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J If ~ O are aole book the following flight. It is on sale for $18001 BA Fl gnt 224 departing IAD at 8 05 AM in ~ i l 7. connecting m u g h London to BA 157arriving lnio KM at 6 30 am on July 8 y The s the oea. fl ght The sooner yo- book me better'

and u We w I1 sperm me remainderof the day in co~ntry remainovernight The following day will be a f n day of visits ana ofiefings. and a s w l the day of me lorn We w l be departing me country the night of tne 1m. will overnight In Kuwait YOJshould boo6 a ticket return ng O IM U S the morning of the 11th I

Please kl me know ASAP today If you areable to make the tripas we are limitedin the number of people we can take on thte trip. If you are unable to Joinus, we will have to extend the Invitationto someone else and we are looking at a very tight timeframe as
IS.

&ah, this Invitation Is not transferable and we appreciateyour discretion. Please do not share with anyone that you have been Invited to Join us. Thanks again for your flexibility...

Ilook foiwsnl to hearing from you and we are lookingforward to agreat trip1
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Good Evenmg Folks I hope this note finds you all well over In the sandbox t wanted to reach out and make sure my team hem was providingall of the mfonnation you folks w d e d as we head Into the extended weekend hem tn the states Due to the fact that our analystswill be flying commercial to Kuwait on their own dollar. It is critical that we be able to pull me trigger today on letting them know our Itinerary. Unfortunatelydue to the limited number of commercial seats going in and out a week's notice is the bare minimumfor travel into KW. 1am happy to have our actual in country schedule be in flux over the next 4-5 days while you folks lock in the logistics and movementsin country, however. I am hoping wecan receive the actual commitment of arrival date into KW ttentatlveiv have.Denciled the evenin0 of the Juiv 71 and a returnto Kuwait from vwr location , , (currently penciled for the late afternoon early evening of the 10"')for acommercialdeparture from KWI the morning of the 11* allowing our folks to be on tv providing context to the dv's visit.

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Again, Iam extremely appreciative of your op tempo right now and am most thankful for how fast your great team has moved to get us where we are in only 5 days (truly incredible^) We are standing by Best, dl

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Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA Thursday, June 29 2006 11:48 Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA RE Trip

SHOOTL..I TYPED THIS EMAIL RESPONSEON TUESDAY AND FOR SEME RESPONSON FORGOT TO SEND. SORRY ABOUT THAT.....

I would love to... accept he is off until july 7. id like to suggest you wait until july 5 and meet with major morgan who will be taking over the outreach.
Dallas B.Lawrence Director. Office of Comtmmitv Relations& Public Liaison United StatesDepartment of Defense

From: Barber, ~ l l i 6 M OSD PA ns Sent: Tuesday. June 27,20064:51 PM To- Lawrence. Dallas M OSD PA r Subject: Re: Trip
Shoot. We were so close to beating donance to the punch of asking for it.

Iam learning that he needs more info soonerthan lany did
So we should start putting in more memos and number them. For instance, a memo on who we are inviting, a memo at the end of yesterday with status, a memo today with update and a memo tonight with final.
The morning of the tripjust wont work for trim. Too bad.

This is more work for us but it will pay off in spades over the long term. tomorrow I want to meet with speakers bureau folks to look at our database. I need to figure out a better reporting structure on that too. Want to get this issue off my backso we can focus on bigger issues. Please tell to get on my schedule.
Thx

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To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Tue Jim 27 16:38:30 2006 Subject: RE: Trip Call went great. D o m c e does not have the final. morning meeting so you can review. I am happy to i h a v e u s e n d the schedule to hm independem of you Dallas B.Lawrence

--Original Message-From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Tuesday, June 27,2006 4 3 4 PM To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Subject: Re: Trip
Great. Thanks

Does d o m e have this?
How did the call go today? Ab

--Original Message-From: Lawrence, Dallas MIOSD PA To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Tue Jim27 16:29:24 2006 Subject: RE: Trip Participants:

Mr. Joe Reeder, Defense Analyst Major General Robert H. Scales, USA, Retired Captain Chuck Nash, USN, Retired Captain Martin L Strong, USN, Retired Major Andy Messing, USAR, Retired Command Sergeant Major Steve Grecr,USA, Retired

DOD:
Mr. Charles. Stimson. Deoutv Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs Mr. Frank Sweirart. Director ~ssistant Legal Advisor Mr Dallas Lawrence, Director, Community OARDEC Colonel amc cia ~ildcnnuih, Relations& Public Liaison, OASD-PA Ms Margaret Murphy, Special Assistam to the DASD Ms Sara Wood, Reporter, AFF'S

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From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Tuesday, June 27,2006 4:21 PM
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Who's going to gtmo??

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Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Senl: Thursday,June29, 2006 11.43 To: Subject: RE: [Ul RE. mil analyst trip
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Thank you sir And please give our best to the team over there. Ive never seen anyone move so fast to bring things together, Dallas B. Lawrence Director, Office of Cominu~ty Relations & Public Liaison
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From: Sent: Wednesday, June 28,2006 9:22 AM To; Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA Subject: RE [U] RE mil analyst trip Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Dallas,that was never an issue Everything Is on track. Drafting up all the tasking orders now to support. for the Analysts you arranged for Gen. Casey. Vr,

thanks again

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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD Sent; Friday, June 23,2006 1054 PM To: Cc: Barber, A l s n Ms OSD PA lio Subject: FW: [U] RE: mil analyst trip
Importance: High Colonel,
Ijust saw this message and wanted to immediatelyclarify a pointreferenced. In my conversation with I let her know thatwe had talked with you aboutourefforts to pull this trip togetherandthat it had been mentionedto General Casey (by me) before our conferencecall as an aside. I would never wish to characterize having received General Casey's approval for this trip in advanceor mischaracterizemy bnef conversationwith him as a briefing Please let me know how or if I should reply back to all to clear this UD imrnediatetv. This was error was a victim of evernone movina verv fast. and Inrobabtv should have taken the time - , to be moreclear with my language on the phoneand forthat I a & p e

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Please let me know the best course of action for me to take to rectify thls Immediatelyif necessary. Thank you sir. Dl

Subject: [U] RE: mil analyst trip

Importance: High Classification: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL U S E ONLY Good Evening

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Respectfully requestthat you keep the dates penciledin for just a few more days If possible. Mr Lawrenceand his team are doing everything they can to take care of me TCR. Howeverthey haverun Into problemsconnecting with LTC Compte at CENTCOM, After repeated attempts today, they still have not been able to reach her, Mr Lawrence met with GEN Casey and the SECDEF thls week to brief them on ?IS trip and they know that it Iscoming. GEN Casey actually metwlth some of them during his state side visit. I lust aot off the ohone with Mr Lawrence and they are continulnathiseven as t tvoe. Can vou Dlease hold off onaivina UD thedates (9-11Ju1y)fwjusta few more days?

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subject: mi! analyst trip COl we've tried to reachm;:;:;;;z~;2p21;;m to no avail. his number rings off the hook. also. your cell number Is comln back busy. we a to get in t m h with ~ o uw l d you have . call dallas a t b

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Thanks for t SiTREP. They Tun a class act down there, and no m-able k impressed.

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rideacrossthebayl ' . Arriving at JTF-GIUWs Headquarterson time (1 100), RDML Harris and Mr. Frazier Thompson (GTMWs Lead FBI Agent) orovided two GREAThieflnes- followed bv tours ofcame Delta-DetentionHomiul. EvidenceLocker. C a m 8 5 & 6 and. Ibelieve. . . . being a little aheadofacheduie,'ihey scooted by Camp X - b y :) ' Ibroke offfrom the Camp Delta tours to meet the media (5 plus Tim Golden's photographer no piesallowed,per our media policy) boards (presently sittinit Ma little over 13% for the first 164 bottdsV Themedia that attendedone of our very few ~articioatory included Carol Rosenberg (hami ~erald), i m ~ olden (New York T&), Caroi Williams (Los Angeles ~ m e s ) , ~ a n e Sutton (Reuters) and Stephenson Jacobs(AP). As always, when you thought the tour couldn't gel any better, each DV was provideda autographed(by RDMLHirria)pic of GTMO and the group pholo. then the Admiral "coined" them. What claisl Beautiful weather, great flight down and back, returning to Andrews at 2000 (debarking at 2015,... Customs Agentwu a little late :) Wannest Regards and VR=

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We'll take good care ofthem sir' I'll provide you aposl-mpreport on my return Wannest Regards and V Seat tea my BlackBmy WirelessHandheld

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Please be advised thai I willNOT be able tomake the trip tomorrow. Ijust learned that I am needed by the SecDefforan bportuit meeting tomorrow. So sony for the last minute iiotificaih-Ijintlearned

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Sir. Here is an itineraryfor your flighttomofrowwith a ls of all it passengers andmaptoNAF Andrew& Havea good flight sir. Breakfast and dinner will be served on the aircraft,olease brine S22 to cover these coals. Mr. Lawrencewill be coll&ng the money on the trip.

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Huh? I thought bemingway dropped? I still had a binder for cully this morning? Probably my faulty memory.
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Sent: Wed Jim 28 21.19 04 2006 Subject: Re: GITMO What?? That's what I forwarded you when you suggested that 1invite thayer.....

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ToSent Wed Jim 28 20 03 46 2006 Subject Re G U M 0 When did cully drop out? I didn't learn until I got to the airplane
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From To: Barber. A.liion M s O W ?A CC: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA Sent: Wed ~im.28 16:08:14 2006 Subject: KE: GITMO
here is the exact manifest of everyone on the trip:

Sergeant Major Steve Greet, USA, ~ e & d

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--Original Message-From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA

Subject: FW. GITMO

This is the scrutiny I live under everyday. When something changes even minor, like adding think tankers to a call, or cully droppingoff of the trip, you guys have got to let me know. I know we are all in the habit of winging it and going with the flow. That worked with latry. It doesn't workany more.
Am I correct in letting dallas know that cully is the only change? Thanks ab

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---Original Message--From: Smith, Donance HON OSD PA Sent: Wednesday, June 28,2006 3:45 PM To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA; Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Subject RE: GITMO Can I get the final accurate manifest.

Thx
-Original Message--r From: Lawrence, Dallas M OSD PA Sent: Tuesday, June 27,2006 455 PM To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA; Smith, Doromce HON OSD PA Subject RE: GITMO Here is our final roster for the trip. Participants: Mr. Joe Reeder, Defense Analyst Major General Robert H. Scales, USA, Retired Captain ChuckNash, USN, Retired Captain Martin L. Strong, USN. Retired Major Andy Messing, USAR, Retired Command Sergeant Major Steve Grea, USA, Retired DOD:

Reporter, AFPS ---Original Message-. From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Tuesday, June 27,2006 4 4 7 PM To: Smith, Donance HON OSD PA Cc: Lawrence, Dallas MI OSD PA Subject: Re: GITMO
Yep. We just finalized it. Dallas will get it to you map.

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From: Smith, ~orr&ceHON OSD PA To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sem: Tilt Inn 27 16:40:37 2006 Subject. GITMO

Can I get the final roster for tomorrow'strip.

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Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Fw [U] RE mi analyst t i p l

Lawrence, Dallas M OSD PA r Wednesday. June28.2006 20:18

I'm not sure this email made any sense. I'm a bit tired Any event, apologiesyou got dinged for this, will try to be super careful about these things, --Original Message--From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Wed Jun 28 20:09:21 2006 RE; Subject-Re: [U] mil analyst trip Trip was good. Supreme court to rule tomorrow at 10. Did we seriouslyget dinged for not knowing who odec was sending on our trip? Our analysts and osdpa staff were accurate. Unbelievable. This was an error on our end apparently. I had a binder for cully and didn't learn he was out until I got to the plane, but I've learned our team knew last night.
=was hoping to get the asy media report tonight, which wasn't the deal I'd had withm(he said fiiday mommy was ok). In any event, any chance we could get sdi and^^Jto get together and 'live sdi put together a complete report?

--Original Message-From: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Sent: Wed Jim 28 20:00:29 2006 Subject. Re. [U] RE. mil analyst trip You are welcome. How was your trip???

---Original Message--r From: Lawrence, Dallas M OSD PA To: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA Sent Wed Jun28 19.58:13 2006 RE: mil analyst trip Subject. Fw:

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Thanks for the advice on this one.
--Original Message-From: To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Sent: Wed Jun 28 09:22:18 2006

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Subject: RE: [U] RE: mil analyst trip Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Dallas, that was never an issue. Eveiythig is on track. Drafting up all the tasking orders now to support. Vr, nelson thanks again for the Analysts you arranged for Gen. Casey. Vr,

Commanding General's PA0

Visit hnp'/Avww.mnf-iraq.com/ <http://www.ronf-iraq.wm/>for the latest MNFI News and information Classification: UNCLASSIFIED If this e-mail ismarked FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosureunder FOIA. DoD 5400.7R,"DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9,"Clearanceof DoD Infonuation for Public Release", and DoD Instruction 5230.29,"Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release" apply.

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Colonel,

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t h ~ message and want4 to i m d i a t e l y clxify a point r e f m m d . In my w n v e d o n with s l lei her know that we had talked with you about our efforts to pull this trip together and thai it ha2 been mentioned to General Casev fbv me) before our conferencecall as an aside. I would never wish to characterize having received General c&& approval for this trip in advance ormischaracterizc my brief conversation with
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him as a briefing. Please let me know how or if I should reply back to all to clear this up immediately. This was error was a victim of everyone moving very fast and I mobably should have taken the time to be more clear . with my language on the phone and for that I apologize.

Please let me know the best course of action for me to take to rectify this immediately if necessary

Thank you sir

Dallas B.Lawrence

fie Director, Ofc of Community Relations & Public Liaison
United States Department of Defense

Importance: High

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Classification: UNCLASSIFIED/TOROFFICIAL USE ONLY Good Evening ~ d m-

Respectfullyrequest that you keep the dates penciled in for just a few more days if possible. M Lawrence and r his team are doing everythingthey can to take care of the TCR However they have run into problems

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connecting with LTC Compte at CENTCOM. After repealed attempts today, they still have not been able to reach her. MILawrence met with GEN C a w and the SECDEF this week to brief them on this trio and thcv know that it is coming. GEN Casey actually met with some of them during his state side visit. I just got off the phone with Mr Lawrence and they are continuingthis even as I type. Can . . you please hold off on eivine UD the .. dates (9-1 July) for just a few more days? 1

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we've tried to reach cdr denison to no avail. his number rimoff the hook. also. your cell number is comin~ back busy. we arc working as hard as we can to make this happen, but need to in touch with you' couldyou t please?? or lie can call me at have cdr denison call dallas-a

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Laurence,Dallas Mr OSD PA Wednesday, June 28,200620:09

Barber, Alhson MsOSD P A Re [U] RE: mi analyst trip l

Trip was good. Supreme court to rule tomorrow at 10 Did we seriously get dinged for not knowing who ordec was sending on our trip? Our analysts and osdpa staff were accurate. Unbelievable. This was an error on our end apparently. I had a binder f o r m and didnt learn he was out until I got to the plane, but I've learned our team knew last night.
i s hoping to get the asy media report tonight, which wasn't the deal I' had d (he said friday morning was ok) In any event, any chance we could get sdi a n d m o get together and have sdi put together a complete report?

withBJ

---Original Message-From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA To: Lawrence, Dallas MIOSD PA Sent: Wed Jun28 20:00:29 2006 Subject: Re: [U] RE: mil analyst trip You are welcome. How was your trip???

--Original M e s s a g e From: Lawrence,Dallas MI OSD PA To: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Wed Jun 28 19:58:13 2006 Subject: Fw: [U] RE: mil analyst trip Thanks for the advice on this one.

Subject: RE: [U] RE: mil analyst trip Classification:UNCLASSIFIED Dallas, that was never an issue. Everything is on track. Drafting up all the tasking orders now to support. Vr, nelson thanks again for the Analysts you arranged for Gen. Casey. Vr,

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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Sent: Friday. June 23,2006 1054 P To: Cc: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Subject:FW: [U] RE: mil analyst trip Imponance: High

Colonel,

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this message and wanted to inumdiately clariwa point r e f e d . In my conversationwithI let her know that we had talked with you about our efforts to pull this trip together and that it had been mentioned to General Casey (by me) before our conferencecall as an aside. I would never wish to characterize having received General Casey's approval for this trip in advance or mischaracterizemy brief conversation with him a a briefing. Please let me know how or if I should reply back to all to clear this up immediately. This was s error was a victim of everyone moving very fast, and I probably should have taken the time to be more clear with my language on the phone and for that I apologize.

Please let me know the best course of action for me to take to rectify this immediatelyif necessary

Thank you sir.

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Importance: High

trip

Classification:UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Good Evening Cmdr Dennison,

Respectfullyrequest that you keep the dates penciled in for just a few more days if possible. M Lawrence and r his team are doing everything they can to takecare of the TCR.However they have run into problems connectingwith LTC Compte at CENTCOM. After repeated attempts today, they still have not been able to reach her. MI Lawrence met with GEN Casevand the SECDEF this week to brief them on this trip and they know that it is coming. GEN Cbey actually met with some of them during his state side visit. I just p t off the phone with MI Lawrence and they are continuingthis even as I type. Can you please hold off on giving up the dates (9-11 July) for just a few more days?

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we've tried to reach cdrdmison to no avail. his number rinw offthe hook. also, your cell number is c d n e -back busy. we arc working as hard as we10 make this happen, but need to et in touch with you. couldyou havej^^^ÑÑca dallas at^~^^^^~please?? or he can call me a t
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When did cully drop out? I didn't learn until I got to the airplane

CC: h w n c e , Dd!as Mr OSD PA Sent- M'td Jim 28 16 08-14 2u06 Subject: RE: GITMO

here is the exact manifest of everyone on the trip:

eie Command USN, Retired Captain Martin L. Strong,USN, R t r d Major Andy Messing, USAR, ~etired Sergeant Major Steve Greer, USA, Retired

--Original message^^ From: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA

Hi guys This is the scrutiny I live under everyday. When something changes evenminor, like adding think tankers to a call, or cully dropping off of the trip, you guys have got to let me know.

...

I know we are all in the habit of winging it and going with the flow. That worked with lany. It doesnt work any more.
Am I con-ec!in telling dallas know thai cully is the only change?

Thanks
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--Original MessagFrom: Smith, Donnnce HON OSD PA Sent: Wednesday, June 28,2006 3:45 PM To: Lawrence,Dallas Mr OSD PA; Barber,Allison Ms OSD PA Subject: RE: GITMO

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---Original Message--.From: Lawrence, Dallas M OSD PA r Sent: Tuesday, June 27,2006 4 5 5 PM To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA, Smith, Domce HON OSD PA Subject;RE: GITMO Here is our final roster for the trip. Participants: Defense Analyst Major General Robert H.Scales, USA, Retired Captain ChuckNash, USN, Retired Captain Martin L. Strong, USN, Retired Major Andy Messing, USAR, Retired Command Sergeant Major Steve Greer, USA, Retired DOD: Directm De!ainee ~ffairsMr. Dallas Lawrence, Direclor, Community Special Assistant to the D S AD Reporter, AFPS --Original Message-.. From: Barber,Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Tuesday, June 27,2006 4 4 7 PM To: Smith, Donance HON OSD PA Cc: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Subject: Re- GITMO

Yep. Wejust finalized i t Dallas will get it to you asap

----Original Mesag-From: Smith, DorranceHON OSD PA To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Sent: Tue Jim 27 16:40:37 2006 Subject: GITMO Can I get the final roster for tomorrow's trip.

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Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA Wednesday, June 28,2006 1958 Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA Fw: [U]RE: mil analyst tnp

Thanks for the advice on this one
--Original Message--From: To: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA Sent: Wed JU" 28 09.22.18 2006 Subject: RE: [U] RE: mil analyst trip Classification;UNCLASSIFIED

rfig Dallas, that was neveran issue. Eveiything is OD track. D a t n up all the tasking orders now to support. Vr, nelson thanks again for the Analysts you arranged for Ocn.Cascy. Vr,

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I 'usi saw this message and wanted to immediately clarify a point referenced In my conversationwith Cop1 her we had talked with you about our efforts to pull this trip together and that it had been to Casey (by me) before oui conference call as an aside. 1 would never wish to characterize having received G n r l Casey's approval for this trip in advance or mischaracterizemy brief conversation with eea him & a briefing. Please let me know how or if I sh&ld reply back to all to clear this immediately. This was error was a victim of everyone moving very fs, and I probably should have t k n the time to be more clear at ae with my language on the phone and for that I apologize.

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Respectfullyrequest that you keep the dates penciled in for just a few more days if possible. Mr Lawrence and his team are doine evervthinc thev can to take care of the TCR However thev have run into oroblems Comptc at CENTCOM. After repeated attempts today,they still have not beenable to connecting with reach her. Mr Lawrence met with GEN Casey and the SECDEF this week to brief them on this trip a d they n know that it is coining. GEN Casey actually met with some of them during his state side visit. I just got offthe phone with Mr Lawrence and they are continuingthis even as 1type. Can you please hold off on giving up the dates (9-1 1 July) for just a few more days"

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Here is our final roster for the trip.
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Yep, Wejua finalized i t Dallas will get it to you asap

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Here you g.. o. -m :r oF Sent: Friday, June 23,2006 1:2Y PM To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Subject: Gitmo trip report Gitmo Trip Report It was my second trip to Guantanamo, the last being a year ago. A collection ofmedia analysts, (CNNand Fox), radio contributers. lawyers. writers. DoD deoutv assistant secretaries,it was another whirlwind adventure -out ofthechocks at ~ n d ~ w as guest O ~ D O Don Navy mil-air a t 7 3 0 AM; 3 15 en route to Cuba; land at s h Gitmo Airfield,Navy launch to the windward side, visit the detention facility all day; receive briefs, lone watertaxi back to the airfield, wheels up at 9 0 0 PM and back to Andrew by 8:15- whew!.

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I wish all of America, in fact all of the concerned world, would go because they could draw their own conclusions and slop asking me. The world, at least America, would be proud of Rear Admiral Hany Harris, the Joint Task Force Commander-GTMO and his troops. Thouehiful. articulaie. professional, concerned, serious, . in but with nanache..a '78 USNA d Harris stavedwith us all dav civine and~articioatine the briefinmand - . answering questions, some very hardones Army Col. Mike Bumgamer, in charge of detainee operations and 35 years as an MP,was the host ofour tour through all the facilities,including individual cells. ccllb!ccks, recreation areas, medical facilities and interrogation ops where we viewedan HVT (high value target) interrogation and then there were other participants briefs from the "other" agencies, law enforcement and intelligence. Bumgamer could be a popular county sheriff- he is hometown America - he could get elected anywhere -may happen as he is nearing the end of his career - he cares about his mops and the detaineeseven the ones that have threatened to kill him and his family.

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We started with briefings over a halal meal at the Camp Delta mess hall. The meal was tasty and one ofthree composing the 4200 daily calories offered each detainee. Special meals are also offered for vegetarians, diabetics, etc. The food is good.
A professionalmedical staffwith a fully-equipped hospital, includingmajor surgical capabilities,mental health and denial looks after the detainees. The docs and nurses wear "stab vests" as they provide care...lmmm.

The facilities are modem, resemblingany modem high security US. prison and expensive-and getting more expensive, new ones being constructedto reduce manpower requirementsand provide for an extended stay, or an expanded GWOT. Some important questions: Did we drink the government kool-aid'- of course thai was the purpose of the trip, to hear the U.S. government side of the story, the other side is provided daily in the media, some i n f m e d , most by those who have never been to Gitmo. A visitor is at the mercy of local officials, but one also has lots oftime to argue,

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Why don't we just apply the US. justice system- lawyers,grandjuries, charges, trials?- sounds great, but it does not work in war and that has been lone recoenized. There are about 1.000 foreign terrorists incarcerated in the U.S. justice system. l'hose people havebeen arrested and tried for individual actsof terrorism deemed criminal acts, mostly in the US.- it fits the way we do business -daily police work in an oitanized infrastructure. War &mdv does not fit that mold. The normal investi&t&e nrocesses used in^.^. criminal trials Mirandarights, chain of custody of evidence, etc. is simply impractical when applied to a combat situation. Cnme is from Mars, warfare is from Vmw - the twosimply don't mate Those whocry for criminal prosecution under the L' S, jU5ticc system should read about the nature of war and how justice has been applied over the years - the two systems are simply designed for entirely different scenarios.

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suspected of being high-level or important Al-Qaeda or Taliban. or a significant threat as terrorists,thus their transfer to Gitmo. None have been sent from Iraq. About 460 remain The remainder have been released (1 3 have been ca~turcd killed again in the GWOTafter release)or transferred back to their home coiailries or to a or third counl&that has agreed toabide by the international agreements against t o m . All detainees hate received CSRTs to determine their status and al! will receive vearly ARBS (not required by Geneva Conventions)to determine if they should continue to be detained or released. Many detainees have been there since 2002. Surely we have exhausted their intelligence value? not so, accordingto intelligenceofficials and interrogators. Interrogations continue and important information on national and internationalcells continue to emerge that have uncovered and prevented significantattacksand taken down dangerous networks, especially in foreien countries. Additionally, many detaineesare cooperatine. The miin weGn 0fU.S. interrogaiorsis lime. Thedetainees all want to getout. Most figure if they chopera;, they will eventually be released 11is agood guess As new charactersemerge when othersare killeo or detained in the GWOT Khaltd Sheik Mohammed. al-Zaraawi el al.1 detainees have im~onant kformationon new emerging leaders their locations, contacts, fundingmechanisms, travel patterns, history this information . is extremely valuable and increasing pressure is being put on the worldwide networks - their bench is not deep. Further, in the fight agains! E D s some of the detainees arc providing extremely valuable mfonnanon on designs, trigger &hanisms and tactics several of the detainees &re MAJOR IED and explosive players.

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W a about the suicides? we saw where the suicides took dace. talked to those who found the victims and ht those (medical staff) who attempted to revive them. This w a devastating experience for all involved. The staff & was truly saddened by the event. There have been over 40 previousattempts prevented. It should be no surprise that amongst a group of people who regularlysee suicide as martyrdom (daily events in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel) there will be more attempts, some likely successful. The Gitmo staff characterizesthe suicides as a defiant act of asymmetric warfare, not one of depressed prisoners who have come to the end of their rope. Incidentally, there will also likely be attempts by detainees to kill guards - the detainees regularly threaten the guards and tell them they will kill them and their families when they gel out. Expcct other bad thing lo happen at Gitmo. This is not your run-of-the-mill collection of compliant prisoners.
But what about the prisoner who was being force-fed? when detainees perform hunger strikes and those actions become dangerous to health, the decision has been made to insert feeding lubes to preserve life this is the same procedure that has been approved and is used by the US.Bureau of Prisons and the same standard equipment used in L'S. hospitals. A small 118th inch lube is inscncd through the nasal cavity, down the ihroalthe area is lubricated and anesthetized, procedure not painful Adm H r i had the procedure performed on the ars

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him to test thesystem. What about the Red Cross views of Gitmo? the Red Cross views are confidential and closely-held, but the Red Cross has fall access to detainees at any time and makes regular visits. They have made many suggestions incorporated by the Gitmo staff. Prisoners receive regular mail i d the home nations of all detainees & informed of their whereaboutsand status and kept regularly informed by our State Department. Some nations are seeking extradition,some of those request have been approved. So, should, or should not, Gitmo be closed? I don't know. Oitmo has become an unfortunate political symbol of an increasingly unpopular war. Some of the information spread in the media is wrong and written or relayed by people who are misinformed,Gitmo is a modem, well-run prison where detainees are well treated, well-fed, and medically cared for - BUT whatever hanoens we must have a method of handling detainees inthe war on terrorism Congress may have to act this is a differentwar and old models don't fit. Many of the detainees are dangerous, VERY dangerous,and will kill you, me and others tomorrow if released. They should not be putblithely back on the streets in an emotional quest for justice as an internationalcommunity we MUST find a way of handling these people- AND I fully suspect that ifdetainas are transferred back to their home countries, or other facilities constructedin far-off lands, they will soon wish thq were back at Gitmo.

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If someone tells you Gitmo is a gulag that is nonsense they haven't been there. Our solders, sailors and air men and women at Guantanamo are doing a superbjob around very dangerous people in a long and difficult war you can be proud of them.

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Do you happen to know where Mr. Donance Smith got the following quote:

CNN analyst Don Sheppard last week:
'If someone tells you Gitmo is a gulagÑtha isnonsenseÑthe haven't been there. O r soldiers, sailors and air u men are doing a superbjob around very dangerous peoplein a long and difficultw a r ~ y o u be proud of can them."

We can't locate a CNN transcript with this Quote. I believe you were with Mr. Smith and perhaps met withDon Sheppard? Did he say that to you folks? Thanks for your help!

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We invite you to participate in a conference call, TOMORROW, Jam 27,2006,from l:30-2:OOp.m Lieutenant General Martin Dempsey, Commander, Multi-National Security Transition Command-IraqICommander, NATO Training Mission-Iraq, will update you on the training of Iraqi security forces. (His Biography is attached foi your review), This call wilt be On the Record.

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we invited: Colonel Ken Allard (USA. Retired) MSNBC Former ~ ~ G j ~ m e r i SpectatorCommander Pner Brookes (USN, Reserve) Fox New can Mr. Jed Babbin (AF, Dr. James Jay Carafano (LTC, USA, Retired) General Wayne A. Downing (USA, Retired) MSNBC Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona (USAF. Retired) NBC Colonel John G m n (L'SMC. Retired)Fox News BrigadierGeneral David L. Grange NSA. Retired) CNN ~okmand Sergeant Major ~ t e v e i ~ r e(USA, ~ctired) News Colonel Jack Jacobs (USA, Retired) er Fox MSVRC General Jack Keane (L'SA, Retired) ABC Major General James "Spider" Marks (USA. Retired) CNN Dr. Jeff McCausland (Colonel, USA, Raired)CBS Lieutenant General Thomas Mclnerney(USAF, Retired) Fox News Major Andy Messing Jr. (USAR. Reared) Fox News Captain Chuck Nash (USN, R e i i d ) Fox News Major General Rohen H. Scales, Jc. (USA, Retired) Fox Ncus Captain Miintn L. Strong (USN, R e i d ) Command Screeant Maior Steven Greer NSA. Retired) Fox News Maior Andv Mcminc Jr. WSAR Retired) r t . Fox V:m captain chuck Nash (USN, RAM) Fox News ~ a j oGenera! ~ o b e r H. SC&. ~ r(USA. ~etired) Fox News Captain Muntn L. Suong (USN, Retircd) declined: &onel Ken Allard (USA, Retired) MSNBC Mr. Jed Babbin fAF. Former JAG) American SneclatorDr. James Jav Carafano(LTC. USA. Retired) Genera) Wayne A. (USA, Retired) MSNBC ~~eutenant Colonel ~ i c Francona (USAF, Retired) NRC k Brigadier General David L.Grange (USA, Retired) CNN Colonel Jack Jacobs (USA. Rct~redl MSNBC General Jack Keane NSA, Retired! ABC Dr. Jeff McCausland CBS ~ieutenant e n e r aThomas ~clnem'cy(USAF, ~ k i r e dFox News ~ l ) (Colonel, USA, ~etired) pending: CommanderPeter Brookes (USN, Reserve) Fox News Colonel John Ganett (USMC, Retired) Fox News Major General James "Spider" Marks (USA, Retired) CNN

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Hi

Can you send me the answers so I can forward to DS

From- Smith, DOI&W HON OSD PA s To Barber, Allison M OSD PA Sen! Moo lun 26 15 18 50 2006 Subject: RE: gtmo trip Who are they 7

What day are there going?

Who turned us down?

Who are some other options?

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yes, sony the 4 analysts.. which 1just discovered are all from fox

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Which GITMO trip Is this about?

With the 4 analysts?

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Right now the only interest we have Is from Fox. We hove invited cnn and other networks but nobody is interested this week. I am going to postpone the trip unless you want to have others invited. If mediaattend, I will need bryan orto staff them.

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Can you send me the answers so I can forward to DS

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Who are they ?

What day are there going?

Who turned us down?

Who are some other options?

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Yes, sony the4 analysts.. which I just discovered are all fromfox.

From: Smith. D o n f HON OSD PA Scnt: Monday. June 26.2006 3:15 PM To: Barber. illison M; OSD PA Subject: RE: gtmo trip

Which GITMO trip is this about?

With the 4 analysts?

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Right now the only interest we have is from Fox. We have invited CM and other networks but nobody is going to postpone the trip unless you want to have others i v t d ' f media attend, I nie.L interested this wee will nd hrpn o r w t o A t h m .

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is donance going?? mlchelle aavis?? i think if donance goes cully stimson will want to go. also, Margaret would like to go If there is mom for her...
ijust called everyoneagain. ao far, these are the analysts Ihave:

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If possible,we'd like to get a Jumpon the ITOs, country clearance message,etc. this morning

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