Army Detainee Operations Report: DOD Questionnaire of Lieutenant Colonel re: Detainee Operations

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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-five questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Monday, September 19, 2005

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1. (All) What is your overall role in detainee operation process? What involvement do you have in the interrogation process of detainee operations? Do you provide a means to validate, detainee's information? Do you ,provide input as to the disposition of the , d:t~inee?('h.1, 1.2, ~.1t. J .. ~. J. ' j.. ,;'L _".. •
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2. (All) What references/standards/publications/SOPs do you use to conduct
int~rrogation operat~s? ~.1.2, 2.1, 4.1) , /-/1..0#0 c...."S. Tr -. / :
3. (All) Did your soldiers undergo Level. B Law of War training prior to deployment? Explain what training occurred. Is there a plan to train new Soldiers (replacements) to the unit? Did this training include the treatment of Detainees? Explain. (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)
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(All) What training have you received to ensure your·knowledge of DO is lAW the . provisions under .tiche ~ene)rl Convention? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 4.1) J'~ ~.. yeJ
4. (All) What Home Station/Mob Site Training did your unit conduct prior to deployment to help your unit prepare for Detainee/interrogation Operations? Describe it. ,How did the training prepare you to conduct Detainee/interrogation Operations for this deployment? How did this training distinguish between the different categories of
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Detainees (EPWs, RPs, Cis, etc.)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4,4.1)
. 5. (All) What training did your unit receive on the established Rules of Engagement (ROE)? How often does this occur? Does this training include Rules of Interaction
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, 6. (All) What procedures are in place to ensure your Soldiers do not violate the rules of engagement for the interment facility/collection point? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1)
(1) (All) What guidance or policies are there to ensure fraternization is not taking place between U.S military personnel and the detainees? (1.1,1.2,1.4,1.6; 4.1)
(All) How does 'the command ensure that interrogation Operations is conducted in complia'nce with the international Law of war? (OPORD/FRAGO, ROE, Interrogation, Techniques, general orders, humane treatmen~ etc) (1.1,1.2,4.1)

(All) Have you personally visited each of the interrogation Facilities to determine if . your unit has the necessary support and supplies to run their facilities? If so, what did

you find? (1.1,1.2,1.5,4.1)

9. (All) What control measures are you using to maintain discipline and security within the interrogation facility? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
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10. (BN/CO Cdr) Are you receiving sufficient information from the capture paperwork to
. properly conduct screenings and interrogations? Are the current requirements for documentation of a captured person sufficient or excessive? Did the changes in procedures ~s far as documenting captured person improve your ability to gather . intelligence? (1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 4.1) (No standard)
. 11.(BN/CO ~dr) What are the procedures f~sferof custody of Detainees from the MP/Guard personnel to Military Intelligence personnel? When the detarnee is returned to the guard force, what progeaures occur? (what info is passed on to· the Guard Force (type of rewa;rservation report, paper trail audit) (1.1,1.2, 4.1)

;: 12. (CO Cdr/Bn 53) Describe the screening /backgroJ,lr:ld ·Check~ required prior to hiring interpreters. Are they trusted by U.S. Soldiers? ., 1.7,4.1)

13. (All) Do counterintelligence agents conduct ·ir)!er~;ons of detainees? What " training have they received for conducting in rrogations? What is their understanding of the laws of war as it pertains to interro . g detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.5)

14. (All) What do you perceive to be doctrinal shortcomings pertaining to Interrogation Operations? How would you·fixlincorporateinto updated doctrine/accomplish . differently? How about Force Structure to ensure Interrogation Operations can be
;J ~successfully accomplished? What are the shortcomings and how do we fix the problem attheArmy-lev~? (1.1,J..,3.1.~1.7,4.~. L I-'".rr ,i -ta.~.
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15. (All)What are the procedures if a detainee in U.S. custody dies? (1.1·, 1.2,4.1)
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16...Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain, Medical)? Do your Soldiers know of the procedures to get counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain, Medical)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 4.1)
17. (All) Are you aware ·of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees? (1.1, 1.2,4.1) . t" .
,,' 18. (All) Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee eing abus d? (1.2, 1.6, 4.1) .
19. (AII)·What steps would you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of alleged .Detainee abuse? (1.2,
20. (All) Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.6, 4.1) ..
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-21.(AII) What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IG, CIO, _Next Level Commander) (1.2,1.6,4.1)
22. (All) What procedures are in place for Detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.2, 1.6,
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25. What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of your
role in that mission. (Insight to the Soldie-r's understanding-and attitude concerning unit and their role). ________~-_..,.,.....,...._.I~-_-=..--________

"' 26. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in Theater. (Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). (1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,1.7) ___
27. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it changed or-evolved since you have been in Theater? (Identifies Soldier's perception of the chain of-command
and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier eel supported? Do Soldiers feel the Command cares? Are . they getting clear guidance?) ­
28. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit? ..:..-___ M.1I

ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS (For military personnel) The text of Article 31 provides as follows a, No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to incriminate himself or to answer any questions the answer to which may tend,to incriminate him. b. No person subject to this chapter may interrogate or request any statement from an accused or a person suspected of an offense without first informing him of the nature of the accusation and advising him that he does not have to make any statement regarding the offense of which he is accused or suspected, and that any statement made by him may be used as evidence against him in a trial by court-martial. c. No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to make a statement or produce evidenqe before any military tribunal if the statement or evidence is not material to the'issue and may tend to degrade him. d, No statement obtained from any person in violation of this article, or through the use of coercion, ' unlawful influence, or unlawful inducement, may be received in evidence against him in a trial by court­martial. (1.2, 1.6) ,
I am (grade, if any~ and name), a member of the (DAIG)~ I am part of a team ,inspecting detainee operations, this is not a criminal inves~igation. I am
reading you your rights because of a statement you made causes ine to suspect that you may have committed . (specify offense, i.e •. aggravated assault, assault, murder). Under Article 31, you have the right to remain siient,that is, say nothing at all. Any statement you make, oral or written, may be used as evidence against you in a trial by courts-martial or in other, judicial or administrative proceedings. You haVe the right to consult a lawyer and to have a lawyer present during this interview. You have the right to military legal counsel free of charge. In addition to military counsel, you are entitled to civilian counsel of your own choosing, at your own expense. You may request a lawyer at any time during this interview. If you decide to answer questions, you may stop the questioning at any time. Do,You understand your rights? Do you want a. lawyer? (If. the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point). Are you willing to, answer questions?
Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the incident(s) of abuse. (No applicable standard)___' _________......,..__________

Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional state prior to and after these

-: incidents? (Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmosphere, mood, attitude, stress, retaliation, preemption, family crisis) ,
Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when & what was done? What would you have done? (Identifies compliance, procedure, timeliness, Soldier perception. of action taken and effect on unit morale.) (1.2, 1.6--, _______________

How could the incident have been prevented?(ldentifies root cause and perceived

solution) (No applicable standard}___________· ____________
Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware ·of that teach leaders and Soldiers how to recognize .and resolve combat stress.} ________

What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress? (Identifies perceived

35. What measures could the commC:}nd enact to improve the mo·rale. and command climate of your unit? (Identifies perceived solution.)_______________
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