DOD Contradicts DOD: An Analysis of the Response to Death in Camp Delta

25 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2012 Last revised: 10 Sep 2012

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Mark Denbeaux

Seton Hall University, School of Law

Paul W. Taylor

Seton Hall University - School of Law - Center for Policy & Research

Brian Beroth

Center for Policy and Research; Independent

Scott Buerkle

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sean August Camoni

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Adam Deutsch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jesse Dresser

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michelle Fish

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marissa Litwin

Seton Hall University - Center for Policy & Research

Michael McDonough

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael Patterson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shannon Sterritt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kelli Stout

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Meghan Chrisner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 10, 2012

Abstract

The Seton Hall School of Law Center for Policy and Research Report, Death in Camp Delta, analyzed the official investigation into the June 9-10, 2006 deaths of three detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Detention Facility. The Center found a deeply flawed investigation, which failed to resolve serious questions about what really happened that night that resulted in the deaths of three men in U.S. military custody. In response to an article in Harper’s Magazine which built on the Seton Hall study and independently investigated the events at Camp Delta, the Department of Defense (DOD) provided further information. Unfortunately, this response, like the initial investigation itself, is disturbingly flawed. While the response confirms at least some of Seton Hall’s criticisms of the earlier investigation in the course of providing new information, it also contradicts factual claims in its own investigation, raising new questions as to whether the DOD can be trusted to investigate its own conduct. In analyzing the DODs response, the Center finds that:

Keywords: Death in Camp Delta, detainees, Guantanamo Bay, Military custody, Department of Defense, DOD, military

Suggested Citation

Denbeaux, Mark and Taylor, Paul W. and Beroth, Brian and Buerkle, Scott and Camoni, Sean August and Deutsch, Adam and Dresser, Jesse and Fish, Michelle and Litwin, Marissa and McDonough, Michael and Patterson, Michael and Sterritt, Shannon and Stout, Kelli and Chrisner, Meghan, DOD Contradicts DOD: An Analysis of the Response to Death in Camp Delta (February 10, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2002908 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2002908

Mark Denbeaux (Contact Author)

Seton Hall University, School of Law ( email )

One Newark Center
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Paul W. Taylor

Seton Hall University - School of Law - Center for Policy & Research ( email )

One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5210
United States

Brian Beroth

Center for Policy and Research ( email )

One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5210
United States

Independent ( email )

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Scott Buerkle

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sean August Camoni

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Adam Deutsch

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Jesse Dresser

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michelle Fish

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Marissa Litwin

Seton Hall University - Center for Policy & Research

One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Michael McDonough

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Michael Patterson

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Shannon Sterritt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kelli Stout

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Meghan Chrisner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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