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Statement by the Camp Delta Warden, May 2, 2004

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Sgt. Maj. John Van Natta
Photo Credit: Frontline

Sgt. Maj. John Van Natta was Camp Delta warden from October 2002 to September 2003 (see FRONTLINE, The Torture Question). Sgt. Maj. Van Natta was interviewed for an article that appeared in the Washington Post on May 2, 2004. In this article we read the following.


VanNatta said he was concerned by the growing number of suicide attempts.

"If you have no idea what's going to happen to you, that's extremely stressful," he said. "But if the mission is to collect intelligence and get information that is beneficial to our side, then despair and depression may be a good thing."

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