Army Detainee Operations Report: DOD Questionnaire of Official re: Detainee Operations

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

Monday, October 3, 2005

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1. What references/standards/publications/SOPs do you use to conduct
int~rrog~tion Operations? (1.1.. 1.2, 2.1, 4.1) j.' ! _I [tJre , 1 .f1-r ': 2.. -:; --! 0
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2. 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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3. Did your unit undergo LevelS Law of War trainin9)r~r to deployment?
Explain what training occurred. ls'-iher-e-a~plaJ+-to--tr-airn1ew-S-otaie[~_
(replacements) to the unit? Did this training include the treatment of Detainees? ~ ye·_f
Explain, (1.1,1.2; 1/1,4.1 -',

4. What training did you_ unit receive on the established Rules of Engagement (ROE)? How often does this occur? Does this training include Rules of
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5. What is the procedure on how to identify a detainee who may have intelligence information? Who performs this procedure? Are MPs involved in the decision-making? Are PIRs used as a basis for the identification of detainees of interest, personality lists used, etc? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1
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What is the Rules of Engagement (ROE)/Rules of Interaction (ROI) when interrogating a detainee? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6)
6. What is the maximum amount of time allowed a detainee could be interrogated during one session? Where is this standard located? (local SOP??)
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7. What is the procedure in determining how long to hold a detainee at this level . for i~at3herefuses to coo~.~.1!4;w;~~
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8, How many people are authorized to be present in the room when interrogating/scre~ning a detainee? Under what circumstances are you required and. authorized to have m.o~ p.eo.ple? (1.7) IJ 'J /J /} ---~ ~-'1A-o ~d r.A "'-~..J-P;2'"

10. What types of restraining devices are authorized on the detainee during the interrogation? What type and/or amount of physical constraints are interrogators authorized to place on an unruly detainee during interrogation? (No standard to 2nd question, only when you are threatened or feel your life is in danger should an interrogator physically constrain a detainee) (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)



12.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)
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13. 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 Gua"rd Force (type of reward?)...observation report, paper trail audit) (1.. 1,1.2,4.1 .". J. ___
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14.Are the personal effects of a detainee released to the interrogator or is the interrogator allowed to examine the items? DOCUMENT HANDLING (1.1, 1.2)
15. How are translatorsllinguists used during the screeninglinterrogation process? Do you trust the interpreter? How are MPs/Guards used during this
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16. What is your perception o~ctinterrogators training.J'~~~bilities
to conduct proper interrog tiOns of de~es?(Nostanda7·perceptiOn) _ /'

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18. Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist,
Cha lain, Medical)? Do your Soldiers know of the procedures to get counseling . sychiatri Chaplain, Medical)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 4.1)

20. Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
det~;:;? (1,:,,4 1'~2!'::) ~_./ -M ~ C () C •
21. Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee being abused? (1.2, 1.6, 4.1)

22. What steps would YOL~r~edt'!-¥"u.anincident of
alleged Detainee abuse? (1.2, 1.6):Y ~

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23. Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.6, 4.1 ;YQ("
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25. What procedures are in place for Detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.2-, 1.6,4.1) I " / --r" 1._
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What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of your role in that mission. (Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude concerning unit mission and their rOle}.________________

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) ___________________---­
29. 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
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chain of command and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier feel supported? Do Soldiers feel the Command cares? Are they getting clear guidance?) ____._-,-_______
30. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit? ._
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 whichinay 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 qbtained 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 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? (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. _____

36. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress? (Identifies perceived solution _________________
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37. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and command climate of your unit? (Identifies perceived solution.} _________