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.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Rank Branch Date: Unit
Duty Position irk How Long in Job
Interviewer How Long in Country
1. What references/standards/publications/SOPS do you use to conduct
interrogation Operations? (1.1., 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)

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. 2. What training have you received to ensure your knowledge of DO is IAW the provisions under the Geneva Convention? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 4.1) ft:2
3. Did your unit undergo Lev e1,13 Law of War training_pripr to deployment?
Explain what training occurred. ts-there

(replacements) to the unit? Did this training include the treatment of tietaipdes?
Explain. (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1

4. What training did you unit receive on the established Rules of Engagement
(ROE)? How often does this occur? Does this training include Rules off6-1 (1.4, 4.1) Interaction (R01)?
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5. What is the procedure on how to identify a detainee who may have intelligence information? Who performs this procedure? Are MPs involved in the decision-making? Are PIRs used as a basis for the identification of detainees of
interest, personality lists used, etc? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1 _
(local SOP??)
What is the maximum amount of time allowed a detainee could be
6.interrogated during one session?•VVhere is this standard located?
(1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
7. What is the procedure in determining how long to hold a detainee at this level
for in errogation once he refuses to cooperate? (1.1„1.2) •
resent in the room when
o be p
I3. How many people are authorizes
interrogating/screening a detainee? Under what circumstances are you required
r geople? (1.7),j
and authorized to have mo

rogator to question a detainee if he is wounded or flow f
9. Who .1, 1.2, 4.1
sick?, Medical personne
10.What types of restraining devices are authorized on the detainee during the
al constraints are interrogators
(No standard to
authorized to place on an unruly detainee during interrogation?
2nd question, only when you are threatened or feel your life is in danger
(1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
sically constrain a detainee), an interrogator phy
should 1. IC
11. Where are your screening sites located ate for your negds? Do you have Are these facilities ade needs? What re your personnel
and screened)?
enough interrogators for your opera shortfalls? (1.1, 1.2, 1.7,1.8
12.Areyou receiving sufficient information from the capture paperwork to chnges
properly conduct screenings and interrogations? Are the current requirements
for documentation of a captured person sufficient or excessive? Did the a
in procedures as far as documenting captured person improve your ability to

gather intelligence? (1 1 1, 1.2, 2.2, 4.1)

es for the transfer of custody of Detainees.from the 13.What are the procedures
MP/Guard personnel to Military Intelligence personnel? When the detainee is
(what info is passed on to
returned to the guard force, what procedures occur?
the Guard Force (type of reward?)...observation report, paper trail audit)
(1.1,1.2, 4.1
(1.1, 1.2)
the personal effects of a detainee released to the interrogator or is the
allowed to examine the items?
15.How are translatorsnguists used during the screening/interrogatiOn process? Do you trust the interpreter? How are MPs/Guards used during this
process? (1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 2.1
(No standard fo irception)
to conduct proper interrog ions of detainee
17.What do you perceive to be doctrinal shortcomings pertaining to Interrogation
ted doctrine/accomplish
Tinto on Operations can
Operations? How would you fix/incorporate nto upda differently? How about Force Structure to ensure Interrogatibe successfully accomplished? What are the shortcomings and how do we fix the
? (1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 4.1)
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18. Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling
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Do your Soldiers know of the procedures to get counseling 211,. 4.1)
1.2, 1.6,
Cha lain, Medical)?
Chaplain, Medical)?' (1.1,
e during interrogation? (1.1, 12)
19.VVhat is considered ab se to a detain
20. Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
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detVes? (1.1 1.2, 1.6, 4.1) fall/.
21. Do your subordinates know the reporting p rocedures if they observe or
become aware of a Detainee being abused? (1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
take if a subor ate reported to ou. an incident of 22.What steps wouldfalleged Detainee abu yo (1.2, 1.6, 4
23. Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse
outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.6, 4.1 a
use (IG, CID,
24. What procedyreo you h. e to report sus ted detaine
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Next Level C rrnanderl (1?2, 1.6, 4.1)

25.What procedures are in place for Detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.2,
1.6, 4.1) LtAA

the importance
27. What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? attitude
erstand ing
(Insight to the Soldier's und
of your role in that mission.
concerning unit mission and their role).
28. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in
(Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
1.5, 1.6, 1.7)
morale. Has it changed or
29. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier the
's perception of
(Identifies Soldier 1613
evolved since you have been in Theater?,
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the Command cares? Are they getting clear guidanc
30. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit? .
ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS (For military personnel)
-The text of Article 31 provides as follows a. No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to incriminate himself or to answer any questions the answer to which may tend to incriminate him. b. No 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 accusation and advising him that he does not have to make any statement regarding the
offense of which he is accused or suspected., and that any statement made by him may be used

as evidence against him in a trial by court-martial. c. No person subject to this chapter may
compel any person to make a statement or produce evidence before any military tribunal if the
statement 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 deg coercion, unlawful
influence, or unlawful inducement, may be received in evidence against him in a trial by court-

(1.2, 1.6)
I am part of
(grade, if any, and name), a member of the (.DAIG).
a team inspecting detainee operations, this is not a criminal investiation. I

I am•d of a statement you made causes me to
am reading you your rights because 31, you

suspect that you may have committed _____--------. (specify
offense, i.e. aggravated assault, assault, murder). Under Article
.have the right to remain silent, that is, say nothing at all. Any statement

used as evience against you in a trial by
you make, oral or written, may be
courts-martial or in other judicial or administrative proceedings, You have the right to consult a lawyer and to have a lawyer present during this interview: You have the right to military legal counsel free of charge.. In addition to military counsel, you are entitled to civilian counsel of your ownstop the
choosing, at your own expense. You may request a lawyer at any time ung this interview. If you decide to answer questions, you may questioning at any time. Do you understand your rights? Do you want a
lawyer? (If the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point). Are you 1614
-Affirm to answer questions?
31. Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the
(No applicable standard)
incident(s) of abuse.
emotional state prior to and after these feelings and atmosphere, mood, attitude, stress,
32. Describe Soldier morale,
(Identifies unit and Soldier morale,
retaliation, preemption, family crisis)
33. Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when & what was
(ompliance, procedure, timeliness,Identifies c
(1.2, 1.6)
done? What would you have done?
Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit mOrale.)
(Identifies root cause and
34. How could the incident have been prevented'?
(No applicable standard)
perceived solution)
35. Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware of that teach leaders and Soldiers how to recognize and resolve combat stress.
36. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress?
perceived solution

37. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and
(Identifies perceived solution.) command climate of your unit?