Lohr is notable for his participation in discussions, in December 2002, of reports that interrogators from the Joint Task Force 160 and Joint Task Force 170 were using controversial interrogation techniques on the captives held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
Lohr was the Navy's Judge Advocate General in December 2002, when Alberto J. Mora, the Department of the Navy's General Counsel, convened several meetings of the Navy's most senior lawyers, to discuss the reports, from David Brant, the Director of the NCIS, that the Navy's tenants at Guantanamo, were abusing their captives.
- "Will the American people find we have missed the forest for the trees by condoning practices that, while technically legal, are inconsistent with our most fundamental values?"
- Alberto J. Mora (July 7, 2004). "Memorandum from Navy General Counsel Alberto J. Mora to Navy Inspector General". United States Navy. http://www.aclu.org/pdfs/safefree/mora_memo_july_2004.pdf. Retrieved May 5, 2007.
- Neil A. Lewis (2005-07-28). "Lawyers Protested Prison Questioning: Memos Say Harsh Methods Put U.s. Forces In Danger". Sun Sentinel. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2005-07-28/news/0507271135_1_interrogation-military-lawyers-guantanamo-bay. Retrieved 2012-06-11. "Rear Adm. Michael Lohr, the Navy's chief lawyer, wrote on Feb. 6, 2003, that while detainees at Guantanamo Bay might not qualify for international protections, "Will the American people find we have missed the forest for the trees by condoning practices that, while technically legal, are inconsistent with our most fundamental values?"" mirror