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

An Army questionnaire, including twenty-six 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 23, 2004
Monday, October 3, 2005



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1. What specific measures has the commander/unit taken to ensure compliance with the Law of War regarding detainee operations? Individual training events? When? Collective/unit training events? When? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1) AR 350-1,Ctt. 14
outlines LOW training.. Commanders tailor this training to the experience level of his soldiers. AR 190-8 should at least receive mention as primary Army doctrine in this area and of course the Geneva conventions for EPW treatment and DODD 2310.10 and CJCSI 5820,01 B to indicate that
Army Policy dictates that all receive EPW treatment at least until status can be determined. AR 190-8, paragraph 1-4g, Combatant Commanders, Task Force Commanders, and joint Task Fo~ce Commander have the overall responsibility for the EPW, CI, and RP program, operations, and contingency plans in the theater of operation involved to ensure compliance with international law . of war. 000 Directive 2310,1 provides that persons captured or detained by the U S Military services shall normally be handed over for safekeeping to U S Army Military Police, or to detainee collecting points or other holding facilities and installations operated by U S Military Police as
soon as practical. . .
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2. What is the minimum standard of treatment that the US must provide any detainee? What policies/procedures do units have in place to support the U. S. General Protection policy relative to the treatment of Detainees in the custody of the U S forces? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1) Common Article 3, Geneva Convention and DODD 5100.77
making treatment lAW GG during all military operations. Per Common Article 3, GPW; FM 27-10; AR 190-8, paragraph 1-5 a-g, All persons detained, captured, interned, or otherwise held in U S Armed Forces custody during the course of conflict will be given humanitarian care and treatment from the moment they fall into the hands of U S forces until final release and repatriation. All persons taken into custody by U S forces will be provided with the protection of the GPW until
some other legal status is determined by competent authority.
3. What specific measures did the unit take prior to arrival in the AOR to ensure that subordinate leaders and soldiers know and understand how to treat,' handle, and process detainees properly? Do leaders and Soldiers know and understand how to apply Detainee Operations doctrine and standards when they