Army Memo re: Treatment of Detainees

Army Memo from Major General Odierno to Ironhorse Commanders, Leaders and Soldiers re: Treatment of Detainees. The purpose of this memo is to provide guidance for the treatment of enemy prisoners of war (EPW) civilian internees (CI) and other detainees (OD) in the custody of US Forces. Prohibits inhumane treatment of EPWs, CDs, and Ods. Neither the stresses of combat, nor deep provocation, will justify inhumane treatment.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Doc_text: 

• DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
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MEMORANDUM FOR TF. front-Ke Cominaric.i-ors,, 1,0a:itie.r5 and taddie, rs.
SUBJECT Inint4-ftent of Decal nags in the. Castody1.11 U.S. Fr,gcf;'!:1
1. The zxi rpi) of this memOrandurn S tO provide guidarice for the trealimant cf emy
r5-aner.s of war CE-Plii5P... Ian ii1emee.. (C11 and -7.-Jaler In the c,t5Ica1y cf U.S
2: ernri-narElrs :-.11 ;111 Znvol's will en:-Wra lh.;31.EFPW5dvilin infemeos 1,to include
irlwiui cumPaiants and zen-cr-sts) and other detai-t4z,sas 2re nurnana:41reate.d in 'ah At--1 1-8. En limy 'i it cri War, .etairvii: PerForine1,
-I aternees, and Orr .Detainees: Fir:,z1d Manuat 27-.10, Tie Law of Land VV2rtara the 1549 Geneva Calivention Relative 1.o the Treairnent c Prisoners of War; and..1 IS49 Gnovr.1C tCiLir RelailveI 1ie Prattxtiz.‘n Cam:iilian-s in a Time o1 Wa
TF lionnoise, Eoldiors -will treat ail &itain4:10:5.: With dlg, Itly and rospert arid, at to vPry least, will mootth rrI f.nr humane irealrtni aanibufated hi ?.nternational TF 1r ritns tdir i I tr,sat all Cl and OD in a Ttlarrer consisiarit ii, the protectors aftrdod EFWpiirst.r31t la Ih prim:74)1es °all n.ec in Me G ­
ere'ira Conventl Dn. SU:741 t:;eatro;nr, will be Qx1-enr:1,-...,d EPtis, CI, and OD f.rDrn the nomen1 they fill:: into he 1:OritiS of U.S Farces t3 the time al their lirtal refe.a:50 ti rc (
Cl. and OD I) bo To.5?,-gr...1Ed :7:15 hurriari boinia. Th.*. 'ail b roletiCa
.1t1 ct2 eivicillz.-neA, including. out not lirnhnd to a_5scluit, ins;r1-11tr,,
and raprinrik & any kd. Whiis• detal-1-.:r.tony may to

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5. Detainee: vp.11 rco hu-11,2rie 1,:e3trnen1 i.thout ruaarci b niUiccci ily.
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t:atrsgoni fo , iinf)razicnial and scicu1,.. reasnri..

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ST.FA.DFASTMID LOYAL C'
RAYMOND T. CDh­
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DOD 001036

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