DOD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer on Detainee Treatment and Rules of Engagement

DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their 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. Major states that not receiving sufficient information from the capture paperwork to screen and interrogate detainees.

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1. (All) What is your overall role in detainee operation process? What
involvement do you have in the interrogation process of detainee
operations? Do you provide a means to validate detainee's,
information?. Do you provide input as to the disposition of the

detainee? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
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2. (All) What references/standards/publications/SOPs do you use to conduct
interrogation Operations? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)

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3. (Alt) Did your soldiers undergo Level B Law of War training prior to deployment?
Explain what training occurred. Is there a plan to train new Soldiers (replacements) to

(1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
the unit? Did this training include the treatment of Detainees? Explain.
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(All) What training
provisions undeg,e Geneva Convention? (1.1, 1.2k1.3, 4.1)

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(All) What Home Station/Mob Site Training did your unit conduct prior to deployment
4. . to help your unit prepare for Detainee/interrogation Operations? Describe it. How did
the training prepare you to conduct Detainee/interrogation Operations for this
deployment? How did this training distinguish between the different categories of

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Detainees (EPWs, RPs, Cls, etc.)?
5. (All) What training did your unit receive on the established Rules of Engagement
(ROE)? How often does this occur? Does this training include Rules of Interaction (R01)? (1.4, 4.1
(All) What procedures are in place to ensure your Soldiers do not violate the rules of

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engagement for the interment facility/collection point? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
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(1) (All) What guidance or policies are there to ensure fraternization is not taking place between U.S military personnel and the detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4,1.6, 4.1)
7. (All) How does the command ensure that interrogation Operations is conducted in compliance with the international Law of war? (OPORD/FRAGO, ROE, Interrogation Techniques, generalyrders, humane treatment, etc) (1.1, 1.2 : 4.1)
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8. (All) Have you personally visited each of the interrogation Facilities to determine if
your unit has the necessary support and supplies to run their facilities? If so, what did you find? (1.1, 1 , 1.5, 4.1)
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(All) What control measures are you using to maintain discipline and security within
the interrogation facility? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
10.(BN/C0 Cdr) 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) (No standard)

C1-1131•..TITC(TC714 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 Guard Force (type of reward?)...observation report, paper trail audit) (1.1,1.2, 4.1)
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friterpreters7Arel ey-tru tedU.S. Soldiers? (1.3, 1.7, 4.1)

(All) Do counterintelligence agents conduct interrogations of detainees? What
training have they received for conducting interrogations? What is their understanding of 'the laws of war as it _pertains to interrogating detai2ees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.5)
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14. (All) What do you perceive to be doctrinal shortcomings pertaining to Interrogation Operations? How would you fix/incorporate into updated doctrine/accomplish differently? How about Force Structure to ensure Interrogation Operations can be successfully accomplished? What are the shortcomings and how do we fix the problem at the Army-level? (1.1, 1.3, ).5, 1.7, 4.1)
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15.(Al9 What are the procedures if a detainee in U.S. custody dies? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

16. Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist11cill3 Do your Soldiers know of the procedures to get counseling (Psychiatrist,
Chaplain, Medical)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 4.1)
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17. (AII) Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

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18. (All) Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee being abused? (1.2, 1,6, 4.1)

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19.(A11) What steps would you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of alleged Detainee abuse? (1.2,
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20. (All) Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside
Command channels (IG, CID) (1.6, 4.1)
(AII) What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IG, CID,
Next Level Commander) (1.2, 1.6, 4.1)

(AII) What procedures are in place for Detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.2, 1.6,
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What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of your
(Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude concerning unit
role in that mission.
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Describe.your(Wolting environment and living conditions since being in Theater.
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(Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude).

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Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it changed or evolved
(Identifies Soldier's perception of the chain of command
since you have been in Theater?
and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier feel supported? Do Soldiers feel the Command cares? Are
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28. Areyou aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit?
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ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS (For military personnel)
31 rovides as follows a. No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to text of.p to answer any questions the answer to which may tend to incriminate him. b. No
minate Article
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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 accuation and advising him thand
ss accused o he does not have to make any statement regarding the offense of which he i
by him may be used as evidence against him in a trial by court-martial. c. No
that any statement made
person subject to this chapter may compel any person to make a statement or produce evidence before
any military tribunal if the from any or evidence is not material to the issue and may tend to degrade him.

d. No statement obtained from any person in violation of this article, or through the use of coercion,court-
or unlawful inducement, may be received in evidence against him in a trial by

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martial. (1.2, 1.6)

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reading you your rights because of a statement you made causes

(specify offense, i.e.committed____..----:
that you may have coArticle 31, you have the right to
aggravated assault, assault, murder). Under

remain silent, that is, say nothing at all. Any statement you make, oral or written, idence against you in a trial by the (a lawyer
be used as evidence
military legal to have a lawyer present during this interview. You have the right ti to ed to civilian
counsel free of charge. In addition to milita(ry coun. You may request a lawyer
ense , you maycounsel of your own choosing, at(y our own exp
at any time during this interview. If you decide to answer questions you want a stop the questioning at any time. Do you understand your rights? Do y lawyer? (If the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point). Are you willing to
answer questions?
hat ou understand happened leading up to and during the incident(s) of
29. Describe w y
abuse. (No applicable standard)

after these
30. Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional state prior to andstress ,
(Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmosphere, mood, attit

preemption, family crisis)


31. Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when & what was done?
(Identifies compliance, procedure, timeliness, Soldier perception
What would you have done?
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.) .

(Identifies perceived
34. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress?
35. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and command climate of your unit? (Identifies perceived solution.)(
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