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Profile: Fran Townsend

 
  

Positions that Fran Townsend has held:

  • Deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism


 

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Fran Townsend actively participated in the following events:

 
  

November 2003      Torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere

       Fran Townsend, deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, visits Abu Ghraib for approximately two hours. She is given a tour of the prison by Army Lt. Col. Steven Jordan. Townsend will later say that the purpose of her visit was to learn more about resistance against the US occupation and to ensure that information coming from the facility would be shared effectively among the various intelligence agencies. She will also say that she did not discuss interrogation methods, pressure military prison personnel to produce more intelligence, or witness any incidents of abuse. [USA Today, 6/17/2004]
People and organizations involved: Steven Jordan, Fran Townsend
          

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