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House Proceeding on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 3:09:05 to 3:10:35
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:09:01 to 3:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: contracts or other agencies who are conducting interrogations of the department of defense detainees from straying from those requirements of the army field manual in the treatment of detainees. it is a way to ensure that it is done right and when you have

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:09:05 to 3:10:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:09:24 to 3:09:45( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: a correctly interrogation, in all probability the results will be positive. and i certainly think this is a major step in the right direction, videotaping is good. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. mckeon: i rise in very strong opposition to this

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:09:46 to 3:10:06( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: amendment and yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. mckeon: we've been down this road before. last year, mr. holt proposed a similar amendment to the bill. we received statements from the army and undersecretary of defense for intelligence stating their opposition to mandatory videotaping and interrogations.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:10:07 to 3:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: today the office of the secretary of defense informed us that the department strongly opposes this amendment. according to d.o.d., the provision would cause three main problems. it would severely restrict the collection of intelligence through interrogations, it would undercut the department's

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:10:28 to 3:10:36( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: ability to recruit sources and would impose a significant burden on the war fighter this would create a public record

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