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

DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers 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.

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Interview
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Friday, July 29, 2005
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1. Did all of you undergo Law of War training prior to deployment? Explain what
training occurred. Is there a plan to train new Soldiers (replacements) to the unit?

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Did this training include the treatment9f Detainees? Explain. /./, 1.2,
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What training have you received to ensure your knowledge of DO is IAW the
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provisions under the Geneva Convention? (5Ss & T)(1.1, 1.2, 1.3,

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What training did your unit receive on the established Rules of Engagement
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(ROE)? How often does this occur? Does this training include Rules of Interaction
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Describe thetraining the guard force received to prepare them for their duties.
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(1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)

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How does your unit conduct sustainment training for Detainee Operations
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here in Theater? How often does this occur and please descri
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unit last conduct this training? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)
Does your unit have a formal training
(For Permanent Internment Facilities only)
program for the care and control of Detainees? Describe what it includes. (1.1, 1.2,
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What Home Station/Mob Site Training did your unit c•nduct prior to
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deployment to help your unit prepare for Detainee Operations? Describe it. ow did
the training prepare you to conduct Detainee Operations for this deployment?H How
did this training distinguish between the different categories of Detainees (EPWs,

RPs Cls, etc.)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)S e-2-7 e Pk) 5
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Detainee correspondence/mail? Are personal hygiene items and needed
clothing being supplied to the Detainees? Are the conditions within the camp
sanitary enough•to ensure a clean and healthy environment free from disease

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What is the maximum capacity for this particular collection
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point/facility? What is the current Detainee population? What is your ratio of guards to detainees in the collection point/facility? Is this ratio the proper mix for you to perform your mission? If not, what are the shortfalls? Why are their shortfalls? How do these shortfalls impact your mission? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1
What control measures are units using to maintain discipline and security in
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each collection oint/facility? (1.1, 1.2, 4 1)

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Describe how this unit is able to maintain the security and safeguarding of
9. Detainees at this collection point/interment facility. Describe your security requirements. (What are your clear zones)? How do your Guard Towers permit an
unobstructed view of the clear zone and how do they alloW for overlapping fields of fire? Describe your perimeter security. (1.1, 1.2, 1.8, 2.1)
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What MP units (guards, escort, detachments) do you have at your disposal to
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operate and maintain this collection point/facility? What non-MP units are you using to help operate this collection point/facility? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1)
What is the number of personnel that is needed to move prisoners
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How are you organized to handle the different cegories of personnel (EPW,
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Cl, OD, and refuges)? How many female Detainees are where do you house them? How do you maintain separation from the male
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(during the day or during recreational activities)?
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categories (juveniles, CI, RP, etc)? What about other categories (juveniles, CI, RP, etc)? Do you maintain a separate site for sick or wounded Detainees? If so where is it and how does your unit maintain the security and safeguarding of Detainees
(1.1, 1.2, t3, 2.1,
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How long are you holding Detainees at the collection
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point? Is holding the detainees longer than the 12 hours (FWD CP) or 24 hours
(1.1, 1.2,
(Central CP) impacting on your units ability to perform its mission? Why?
1.3, 2. /, 3.1, 4.1)
13. What procedures are in place to account for and dispose of captured enemy
supplies and equipment? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

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What are the procedures for transporting and
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What are the procedures for the transfer of Detainees from the collection
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points to US Military controlled detention facilities? How is the transfer of Detainees

handled between different services? (1.1, 1.2, 4 . 1)
What are the procedures for the transfer of custody of Detainees from the
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collection points/internment facility to Military Intelligence/OGA personnel? When the detainee is returned to the guard force, what procedures occur with the detainee?
(in processing, medical screening, suicide watch, observation report DD Form 2713?, etc) (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
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17. Does this facility include Sally Ports? Describe the system in place. (1.8,
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18. What do you have in place for communications (between guards/towers and the TOC/C2)? What problems do you have? ( 1 . 1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8)
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How do the etainees receive fresh water (Bottled water or Lister bag)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.8) AR 190-8, paragraph 3-4 f(3) Sufficient drinking water will be supplies to EPW/RP.

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How are Detainee complaints and requests to the internment facility commander processed? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

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What safety programs/policies are currently being used in the internment facilities? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

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What personal equipment is the unit experiencing as a shortfall concerning detain e operations, (i.e., restraints, uniforms, CIF items, weapons, et ((1.5)

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What transportation problems is the unit experiencing either to move troops or detainees during the operation? (1.5)

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What problems, if any, do you feel the unit has regarding manning or personnel resourcing in conducting Detention Operations? (1.7)

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25. Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain, Medical)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 4.1)
26.Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
27. Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6,
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28.What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IG, CID, Next Level Commander) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
29. What procedures are in place for detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
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35. Describe your worki g environment and living conditions since being in Theater.
(Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7)
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36. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it chaned
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evolved since you have been in Theater? otter? Do Soldiers feel the
command and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldierleel supp
Command cares? Are they getting clear guidance?)

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other abuse in your unit?
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