Army Memo re: Interview of Military Intelligence OIC Senior Interrogator

Army Questionnaire: Questions for the Interview of Military Intelligence OIC, Senior Interrogator concerning his observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

Non-legal Memo
Monday, February 16, 2004
Tuesday, December 20, 2005

CJTF180-1G 16 February 2004
SUBJECT: Interview of Military Intelligence OIC MAJ and the senior interrogator on 14 Feb 04
1. The CJTF180 IG interviewed the Detention Facility Interrogator OIC and asked these questions
Q:. Do you have a unit SOP to take, handle, and care for detainees or PUCs?
A: We have a FRAGO on what you can do and the steps to take. TF Warrior S2 has an SOP on PUCs.
Q: Do you know that War crimes, including mistreatment of enemy prisoners of war, violations of the Geneva Conventions, and atrocities are a Category 1 Serious Incident Report? AR 190-40 Appendix B1 B-lb.
A: Yes,
Q: Who would initiate the SIR?
A: The person who saw it would initiate it.
Q: Did you train on level B law-of-war training (Level B training is conducted in units for officers, warrant officers, NCOs and enlisted personnel commensurate with the missions of the unit) based on the current missions and contingency plans (including anticipated geographical areas of deployment or rules of engagement)? AR 350-1 para 4-14c.(2) and table G-1 Refresher training, dated 9 April 2003
A: Yes, briefed by SJA. We had a 2-day course for interrogators on AR 27-10 and the Interrogations Field Manual.
Q: What do you use to track and account for captured personnel?
A: Warrior S2 assigns a detainee number and we can track the email thread.
Q: If a detained person refuses to answer your questioning can you? Can you threaten the Detainee? Can you insult the Detainee?
A: We cannot threaten them with physical bodily harm. We can insinuate something.
Q: How do you prevent physical or mental torture or coercion of the detained person?
A: Interrogators are never alone. Use insinuation and no threats. Use assisted search; guide the prisoner through his pockets. Senior interrogator is in Kandahar.
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CJTF180-IG SUBJECT: Interview of MI OIC, Bagrarn, 12 Feb 04
Q: Do you believe that you are required to report acts of poor treatment of prisoners or detainees/RUCs?
A: Yes. Through CID, SJA, CPT«e and S2 MAJ
Q: Have you any knowledge or ever witnessed anyone murder anyone?
A: Possibly OGA.
Q: Have you any knowledge or ever seen anyone torture or beat anyorie?
A: No knowledge of that.
Q: Has anyone seen anyone cruelly treat or degrade a PUC?
A: Not allowed.
Q: How do you treat PUCs or detainees? Good, Fair, or Poor?
A: Good
Q: How do you safeguard a PUC against public curiosity?
A: Don't move PUCs around. Don't let escort or guard move them.
Q: Has anyone ever taken a picture of a PUC?
A: This happened at Salerno. Taking pictures of cages and we stopped them. We do take photos for screening/in processing purposes.
Q: How long can you interrogate someone?
A: As long as you can give them food and water and let them have food and water. My longest session was 20 hours.
Q: Can you describe the Safety Position?
A: We don't use it.
Q: Can you describe the Fear Up approach?
A: Fear up mild — Ask the PUC. "What do you think will happen?", Fear up heavy
— Scream, throw books against the wall, but not at the PUC. Use more than one interrogator, Direct approach — Ask the PUC, "What is your name?", Fear Up — Flip out, Fear Down — Be calm
2. POC is the undersigned at
MAJ, IG CJTF180 Inspector General
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