Shimkus could not recall the names of the officials from the various government agencies who agreed with and signed off on the policy. Nor could he identify his immediate medical supervisor, a colonel at United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), which is responsible for contingency planning and operations in Cuba, who Shimkus said would have also been involved in the decision.
"This was a one time treatment only [for detainees]," Shimkus said. "My focus on mefloquine was specifically for preventing malaria from occurring."
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