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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Memos: They don't just show up

There was some talk that the memos "showed up" in Afghanistan and Guantanamo. Small problem. Memos don't just "show up." In fact, military tightly controls documents.

Sample story showing memos are highly controlled

Air Force Spy Trial to Proceed Despite Modified Evidence

By Charles Lane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, September 12, 2004; Page A09

With a military espionage trial against a former Air Force translator at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, set to begin Tuesday, the Air Force has backed off from much of the evidence against him.

In a statement last week, the Air Force acknowledged that only one of the more than 200 documents it had accused Senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi of plotting to smuggle into Syria was classified.


  • They aren't taking action aginst the individuals who took the information from Guantanamo to Afghanistan, then Abu Ghrabi-Mosul; and

  • The transmission of the memo to Abu Ghrabi was sanctioned