"Executive Order 13491 directed the Special Task Force on Interrogation and Transfer Policies to undertake two missions: (1) 'to study and evaluate whether the interrogation practices and techniques in Army Field Manual 2-22.3, when employed by departments and agencies outside the military, provide an appropriate means of acquiring the intelligence necessary to protect the Nation, and, if warranted, to recommend any additional or different guidance for other departments or agencies'; and (2) 'to study and evaluate the practices of transferring individuals to other nations in order to ensure that such practices comply with the domestic laws, international obligations, and policies of the United States and do not result in the transfer of individuals to other nations to face torture or otherwise for the purpose, or with the effect, of undermining or circumventing the commitments or obligations of the United States to ensure the humane treatment of individuals in its custody and control.' The Task Force established an Interrogation Working Group to address the first mission, and a Transfer Working Group to address the second mission. After meeting with agencies of the United States government, foreign officials, and representatives of non-governmental organizations, the Task Force reached a series of conclusions and formulated a set of recommendations relating to interrogation and transfer policy. These recommendations should be coordinated and integrated with those ofthe Detention Policy Task Force."
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