Craddock, Bantz J. - from United States

ID: 244611
Organization: MSC
Country of meeting: Munich in the year 2009

U.S. Army General (Retired 2009). Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, SHAPE [NATO] (2006-2009), Commander, U.S. Southern Command (2004-2006), Commanding General, First Infantry Division (2000-2002). He commanded the Tuskers for 26 months, deploying to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following command, Craddock was the Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, Operations, for the 24th Division.

Craddock defended the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp against criticism. While overseeing Guantanamo, he blocked attempts to get a commander of the camp reprimanded over abuse claims. Craddock insisted that the officer had done nothing wrong.On January 28, 2009, Der Spiegel reported obtaining a classified NATO document in which Craddock ordered troops to kill drug traffickers and bomb narcotics laboratories in Afghanistan, even if there is no evidence that they are involved in terrorist activities.

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