Army Memo re: Categories of Enemy Prisoners of War

This memo gives detailed description of Enemy Prisoners of War and Detainee categories, from Category A (High Level) to Category D (no information of intelligence value).

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Non-legal Memo
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Tuesday, April 5, 2005
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EPW Categories
1. CATEGORY A-HIGH LEVEL EPW/DETAINED PERSONS/CIVILIAN INTERNEES, INCLUDING BLACK LIST INDIVIDUALS, SUSPECTED WAR CRIMINALS, AND VIOLATORS OF UN RESOLUTIONS WHOSE BROAD OR SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE MAKES IT NECESSARY FOR THEM TO BE QUESTIONED WITHOUT DELAY BY SPECIALLY QUALIFIED INTERROGATORS OR DEBRIEFERS. THIS CATEGORY REQUIRES MULTIPLE INTERROGATIONS AND/OR DEBRIEFINGS A MOBILE INTERROGATION TEAM (MIT) FROM THE IRAQI SURVEY GROUP (ISG), COMPRISED OF SPECIALLY QUALIFIED INTERROGATORS AND/OR DEBRIEFERS, AND POSSIBLY TECHNICAL EXPERTS SHOULD BE DISPATCHED TO THE LOCATION OF CATEGORY A EPW/DETAINED
PERSONS/CIVILIAN INTERNEES. IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER CATEGORY A PERSONNEL TO THE TASK FORCE CENTRAL COLLECTION POINT (TFCCP).
2. CATEGORY Al -MID-LEVEL EPW/DETAINED PERSONS/CIVILIAN INTERNEES, INCLUDING GREY LIST INDIVIDUALS, WHOSE BROAD OR SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL BA'ATH PARTY AND FEDAYEEN ACTIVITIES, LEADERSHIP AND CELL STRUCTURE, IDENTITIES OF MEMBERS, RECRUITING, INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES, FINANCING, TRAINING, PLANNING, COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR LOCATIONS, MAKES IT NECESSARY FOR THEM TO BE QUESTIONED WITHOUT DELAY BY OPERATIONALLY FOCUSED INTERROGATORS. ALSO INCLUDES PERSONS SUSPECTED OF AFFILIATION WITH TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AND FOREIGN FIGHTERS. TRANSFER CATEGORY Al PERSONNEL TO THE TFCCP IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THEY MAY BE PROCESSED AND TRANSPORTED THE COALITION INTERROGATION FACILITY VIC BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BIAP) WITHIN 24
HOURS OF CATEGORIZATION.
3. CATEGORY B -NON-MID/HIGH LEVEL EPW/DETAINED PERSONS/CIVILIAN INTERNEES WHO HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION ON ANY SUBJECT OF INTELLIGENCE VALUE, INCLUDING INFORMATION OF IMMEDIATE TACTICAL VALUE, TO WARRANT A FOLLOW­ON INTERROGATION OR DEBRIEFING. -TRANSFER CATEGORY B PERSONNEL TO THE
CIF NLT 72 HOURS AFTER CATEGORIZATION.
4.
CATEGORY C -EPW OR OTHER DETAINEES WHO HAVE ONLY INFORMATION OF
IMMEDIATE TACTICAL VALUE AND DO NOT WARRANT FURTHER QUESTIONING.

5.
CATEGORY D -EPW OR OTHER DETAINEES WHO HAVE NO INFORMATION OF
INTELLIGENCE VALUE.

002091
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20 7/
DOD 001050

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3242
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