Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The correct manner of taking prisoners....

This blog, "the story of an attempt to extract public information from the Department of National Defence", is about three years old, and information is now being successfully extracted from the Department of National Defence, but not by me. I am, however, a cheering onlooker.

And since the discussion, most recently from the Chief of the Defence Staff himself, is getting down to the nuts and bolts of taking prisoners, here is the relevant CF manual which, despite the severe warning on the cover, I found somewhere on the web. As far as I can tell, Canadian Forces on the ground have made every attempt to follow the correct and lawful procedure, which is found in particular at pages 169-178 (Annex "E"). The problem wasn't on the ground, it seems.