The mission has legal and political issues that may lead to interrogators being called to testify, keeping the number of documents with interrogation information to a minimum can minimise certain legal issues.
– Lt-Cmdr William Kuebler, quoting a Pentagon procedures manual for Guantanamo Bay interrogators.
I work for the government too, and one of the first lessons we learn is: if work isn’t documented, it didn’t happen. In my case, it’s meant as a threat. In this case, it sounds like a chilling promise. “Hey bro, don’t sweat it. As long as it’s not documented, it didn’t happen.”