Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus left the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay Wednesday, amid unconfirmed reports he had philosophical differences with those interrogating detainees. Military officials say Baccus was removed because his duties at the base were consolidated with those of a commander who outranked him.
Baccus, 50, had been in charge of the imprisonment of detainees for about seven months, while Maj. Gen. Michael Dunlavey was overseeing interrogations. Dunlavey, who outranks Baccus, assumed command of the merged operations.
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