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 (LTC) regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. LTC responded that he/she was aware of an incident where a military officer made derogatory comments about a detainee's mother. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

Monday, March 29, 2004
Monday, October 3, 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 detainee? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1) '\ .
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35 €,;.. .(All) What references/standards/publications/SOPs do you use to conduct -'1-e ~'tfl' U?~)'l/interrogation Operations? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1,4.1) . .' '. 4I1?~~),,~\)Il!l~ i&\A~~:1:.o F ~~;I.",.,.Jfh~
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3. (All) Did your soldiers undergo Level 8 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,
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(All) What training have you received to ensure your knowledge of DO is lAW the 'provisions under the Geneva Convention? (1.1, 1.2,1.3, 4.1)
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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 t~is training distinguish between the different categories of

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 (ROI)? (1.4, 4. 1· \
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·6.· (All) What procedures are in place to ensure your Soldiers do not violate the rules of engagement for the intermentfacili Icoll~ction 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 tbetween u.~arypersonnel and the detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4,1.6,4.1) .. 1JCYt.LvrooR ..¥o ~b . . .
7. (All) How does the command ensure that interrogation Operations is conducted in compliance with the international Law of war? (OPORD/FRAGO, ROE, Interrogation Techni ues, general or e~s, humane treatment, etc) (1.1, 1.2,4.1)
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-8. (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 \1' ± ~Jl.n~ f(\o:\" ~ \do.,\--b, ibn Q
9. (All What control measures are you using to maintain discipline and security within the interrogation facility? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)


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 as far as documenting captured person improve your ability to gather intelligence? 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 4.1) (No standard)
'11. (SN/CO Cdr) What are the procedures for the transfer of custody of Detainees from the MP/Guard personnel to Military Intelligence personnel? When the detainee is
returned to the guard force, what procedures occur? (what info is passed on to the Guard Force (type of reward?)...obs.ervation report, paper trail audit) (1.1,1.2,4.1)
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(CO Cdr/Sn 53) Describe the screening /background checks required prior to hiring
interpreters. Are they trusted by U.S. Soldiers? (1.3,1.7,4.1)
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(All) Do counterintelligence agents conduct interrogations of detainees? What
training have they received for conducting interrogations? What is their understanding of
the laws of,war as/it pertains to interrogating detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.5)
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(All) What do you perceive to be doctrinal shortcomings pertaining to Interrogation Operations? How would you fix/incorporate into updated doctrine/accomplish differently? How about Force Structure to ensure Interrogation Operations can be successfully accomplished? What are the shortcomings and we fix th~ problem ~~

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15. All) What are the procedures if a detainee in U.S. custody dies? (1.1, 1.2,4.1)
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)
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(All) Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees?-(1.1, 1.2, 4.1)_

(All) Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee being abused? (1.2, 1.6,4.1)

(All) What steps would you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of alleged Detainee abuse? (1.2,

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20. (All) Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.6, 4.1)
21.(AII) What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IG, C19, . 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. (Ins.ight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude concerning unit
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26. Oescribe 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)___
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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 feel supported? Do Soldiers feel the Command cares? Are "they getting clear guidance?). _______________________
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28. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit? . .
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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 evidence 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 investigation. I am reading you your rights because of a statement you made causes me to suspect that you may have committed . (specify offense, i.e. aggravated assault, assault, murder). Under Article 31, you have the right to remain silent, 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 wilJingto. 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) ________-------------------­

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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? (Identifies 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' soI ution.) _____________________

What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and command climate of your unit? (Identifies perceived solution.), _______________