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

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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. The soldier states that paperwork is a problem and that there was no Law of War or Detainee Operations training.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Rank Branch Unit
How Long in Job
Duty Position Interviewer How Long in Current MOS/Branch
get doctrine and standards
Can you tell me what basic publications that you use to operations and how
1. detainee
for Detainee Operations? Describe the basic principles of s
(AR 190-8, DoD Directive 5100.77, 1949
you are applying them during this rotation. (1.1, 1.4)
Geneva Convention, FM 3-19.40 I/R Operations are the basic/primary sources for doctrine and standards.)
Describe the in processing for Detainees at this Collection oint? How are they
2. ction Point? How long do
subdued and by what means are they transported to the Colle
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Detainees typically stay here? How are they out-processed and where do to
(AR 190-8, para
How are they transported to the permanent internment facility? (1.2, 1.5) po roU
2-1, Initial actions upon capture. AR 190-8, para 2-2, Evacuation and Care of EPW and RP.)
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What are youro Point?
What logistical support do you receive to run this Cllection
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resource shortfalls to run this operation? (1.5) (AR 190 equi ment i e mail
transportation, subsistence, personal, organizational and NBC clothing and
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Describe how you are able to maintain the security and safeguarding of Detainees at
(Do you require outside assistance for the guard/security
this Collection Point.
(AR 190-8, para 6-10, Measures needed to maintain discipline and security
force)(1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8)
will be set up in each camp and rigidly enforced. Offensive acts against discipline will be dealt with
promptly.) /

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Where do you store Detainees' confiscated personal affects (if any) and how are
5. (1.2 , 1 0-8, para 2-.8) (AR 19 ch mus
they accounted for? (Are they tagged with DD Form 2745)?
ti during the sear t be 1, a. (1) (b) (c), All equipment, documents, and personal property confiscaon
tagged and administratively accounted for by the capturing unit. DD Form 2745, Part C is attached to the
property confiscated from the Detainee, so that it may later be matched to that Detainee.)
What is your ROE? How were you and your Soldiers trained on ROE and how do
6. (FM 3-19.40, para 10-9, 10-10, Appendix B, B-6 thru B-you sustain this training? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4)
9, ROE considerations are discussed. Soldiers study and train in the use of ROE and discuss the ROE
for their mission.)
What standards were used in setting up this Collection Point? What SOP do you
use to set up and operate a site such as this? Is this part of your TACSOP? (1.1, 1.2,
What type of Detainee Operations training did you take part in prior to this rotation at
(Did this include Level B Law of War and treatment of Detainees
Home Station?
conduct Detainee
training.)? How did Home Station Training prepare you to , 1.4)
knesses? (1.1
Operations for this rotation? What are your unit's strengths and wea
ai is
Level B tr ning(AR 350-1 para 4-14 c (2) and table G-1 Refresher training, dated 9 April 2003),
ensurate with the
conducted in units for officers, warrant officers, NCOs and enlisted personnel comm

missions of the unit. AR 190-8 para 1-5 (4) (C), DOD Directive 5100.77, All prisone will receive
humane treatment and that the following acts are prohibited murder, torture, corporal punishment,
mutilation, taking of hostages, sensory deprivation, collective punishments, execution without trial by
proper authority, and all cruel and degrading treatment. Prisoners will be protected against all acts of

violence to include public curiosity.

9. Have you ever witnessed a unit/Soldier abusing a detainee (role player)(even if they
during a scenario in a rotation

ActivelPhysical or PassiveNerbal, etc.)
Describe the event and what action was taken
(AR 190-8
(1.1, 1.2,)
were fooling around)?

requirements--What are the procedures for reporting them)?
para 3-6, theft of allowed personnel effects, insults, public curiosity DoD Directive 5100-77, dated 9 Dec,
AR 190-40 para 2-1, Military and civilian personnel assigned to or accompanying a DoD Component
know that they shall report reportable incidents through their chain of command and that such reports
also may also be made through other channels, such as the military police, a judge advocate, or an

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10. What have you observed concerning the interrogation of Detainees? Who the
interrogated and what were their MOSs? What are your responsibilities regarding
interrogation of Detainees? What do you do if "Other Government Agencies" (OGA

your detainees? Have you and your Soldiers been trained on request to in s (AR 190-8, para 2-1.a. (1) (d).) Prisoners may be interrogated in the this? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6) e
combat zone. The use of physical or mental torture or any coercion to compel prisoners to provide information is prohibited. Interrogations will normally be performed by intelligence or counterintelligenc
Point? Has this site
11. Why did your unit pick this particular site to place a Collection W been inspected by someone other than your unit (BDE or Higher)? hat were the
(AR 190-8, para 3-2, b., Prisoners will not normally be
(Ask Last, Not Critical.)
results? (1.7)
interned in unhealthy areas, or where the climate proves to be injurious to them, and will be removed as
soon as possible to a more favorable climate.)
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