DOD Memo: Defector Handling Checklist

Instructions on what to do when notified of an Enemy Prisoner of War/defector is captured. When searching the person, "A JAG presence is a good idea; keep a JAG near-by if debriefing a Muslim-radical as they anticipate US torture and will claim as such."

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2006
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2.8f - EPW / DEFECTOR HANDUNG CHECKUST

When notified of an enemy prisoner of war / defectors capture:


Find location of EPW / defector from security


Contact OSI on site to conduct debriefing.
If OSI is unavailable conduct immediate debrief:


Take appropriate materials (pens, paper, maps, charts, recording devices, etc)

. Ensure the EPW has been properly searched
!II IMMEDIATELY SEARCH THE INDIVIDUAL WITH A FELLOW ARMED MEMBER !!!

Separate defectors, deserters, males, and females, and EPW's


Separate military and civilian members


Separate officer and enlisted


Separate faith groups if necessary (i.e. Sunni from Shra or secular from Muslim)


Review appropriate Geneva Convention instructions and AFI 31-304


A JAG presence is a good idea: keep JAG near-by if debriefing a Muslim-radical as they anticipate US torture and will claim such

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DO NOT ASSUME ANY OR ALL OF THE INFORMATION TO BE FACTUAL!!! . Call HHQ with Information and follow up with a TACREP
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4753
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63