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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Friday, July 29, 2005

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1. What regulations, directives, policies, are you aware of that deal with detainee operations? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1) --
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Did you and all of your Soldiers undergo Law of War/Geneva Convention training
prior to deployment? Explain what training occurred. Did this training include the

treatment of Detainees? What is your plan to train new Soldiers (replacements) to
the unit? Explain. (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)

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3. 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
(ROI) (How can you interact With the detainees)? (1.4, 4.1)

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4. Does your unit conduct sustainment training for Detainee Operations? How often
does this occur and please describe it?. When did your unit last conduct this
training? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1) No standard for sustainment training

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What Home Station/Mob Site Training did your unit conduct prior to deployment
to help your unit prepare for Detainee Operations? Describe it. How did the training
prepare you to conduct Detainee Operations for this deployment? What are your

unit's strengths and weaknesses?: How did this training distinguish between the
different categories of Detainees (EPWs, RPs, Cls, etc.)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)

Describe the training you received During PLDC/BNCOC/ANCOC in
handling/processing Detainees. How was it helpful in preparing you for Detainee
Operations? How would you improve the training at the schoolhouse?
What procedures are in place to ensure Soldiers understand the use of force and
rules of engagement? (ROE Card? Etc) (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1)
How do you maintain discipline and security until the detainees are handed off to
higher? Describe the training/GUIDANCE the guard force received to prepare them

for their duties (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
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What is the minimum standard of treatment US Soldiers must provide detainees?
What policies/procedures does your unit have to ensure the humane treatment of
Detainees? What procedures does your unit have in place to ensure that Detainees

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are protected, safeguarded, and accounted for?

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10. How do you tag detainees for processing? ) (CPA Forces Apprehension Form,
two sworn statements, EPW tag) What procedures do you go through? How do
you tag equipment? ( are they tagged with DD Form 2745)? What about
evidence? What procedures do you use to process equipment/evidence? What
about confiscated personal affects? Where do you store Detainees' confiscated
personal affects (if any(1.1, 1.2, 1.8) )

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11. What is your ratio of guards to detainees? 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, 4.1r
(a) What is the number of personnel needed to maintain security for the detainees until they are processed to a higher collection point? (1.1, 1.7)
12. What is the number of personnel needed to move prisoners within the holding area (i.e. from one point to another, for medical, evacuation, etc.)? (1.1, 1.7)
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How long do you keep detainees at the unit collection point? In relation to the
Collection Point, how far away are your ammunition and fuel storage sites? Where is your Tactical Operation Center (TOC)? Where is your screening site where MI
SoldierS interrogate Detainees? (1.1, 1.2,1.8
Do you maintain a separate site for sick or wounded Detainees? If so where is it
security and safeguarding of Detainees there?
and how does your unit maintainr and where do you house them? (1.1, /.2, 1.8,
How about female Detainees? How
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15.What are the procedures for transporting and evacuating detainees? What
procedures are in place to account for or dispose of captured enemy supplies and

equipment? (1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 4.1)
16. What transportation problems is the unit experiencing either to move troops or
detainees during the operation? (1.5)

17.What is the most important factor that you would address in terms of personnel c0.
resources in regards to a successful detainee operation? (1.7) — vc4
18.What equipment is the unit experiencing as a shortfall concerning detainee • operations, (i.e., restraints, uniforms, CIF items, weapons, etc.)? (1.5) r—
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How do the Detainees 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 supplied to EPW/RP.

What types of supplies is greater in-demand for the unit during detainee
operations? And are these items regularly filled?. (1.5)

21.What procedures are in place when a detainee in U S custody dies? (1.1, 1.2,
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22. Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain,
. Medical)? Do your Soldiers know of the procedures to get counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain, Medical)? (1.1, 1.2, .1.6, 2.1, 4.1) C'fis ttN-
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23.Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1) —

24. Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee bein abused? (1.1, 1.2, 41 )
25.What steps would you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of alleged
Detainee abuse? *(1.2, 4.1r
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26. Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside Command channels (IG CID) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1
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27.What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IG, CID, Next Level Commander) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1 -1"
28.What procedures are in place for detainees to report alleged abuse?. (1.1, 1.2,
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30. What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of
(Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude concerning
your role in that mission.
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31. Describe your working environment and living coriditions
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(Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). (1

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32. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it changed or
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evolved since you have been in Theater?
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33. Please provide by show of hands if you aware of any incidences of detainee or
(Those that raise their hands, need to be noted and interviewed
other abuse in your unit?
individually afterwards using the ABUSE QUESTIONAIRE)
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