19 April 2006


The US Army activated its very first interrogation battalion, the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion, on April 12. Composed of four units — two active and two reserve — the unit has 147 active duty specialists in intelligence interrogation. Lt. Col. John Strycula, who previously served as chief of intelligence operations for U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army in Heidelberg, Germany, is the battalion’s new CO.

This concept evolved out of the Abu Ghraib media disaster and will impose chain of command control, new and pointed SOP, etc. on interrogations. The unit will work independently for all branches of the service while remaining under US Army auspices.

I don’t know about you, but in Nam we used to call them War Dogs. Their SOP was sort of grrrrr, arf, kill, atta' boy, sit.

Just kidding.


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