Email from DOD to DOD re: Leaders and soldiers law of war training

Email refers to an attached document that discusses internment operations and law of war training. A particular paragraph in the document outlines the Army's rules/guidelines, stating soldiers do not kill or torture enemy prisoners.

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Email
Doc_date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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Mr Army G3/AOC
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Sent:: Tuesday, Ma 18, 2004 5:09 PM
To:: C• CIDC G3;01111MIIM COL Army G3/A0C;4111M1111.1LTC Army G3/AOC; LTC HQDA, G-1 Cc: Ryder, Do MG PMG/CIDAIM111111111..SGM PMG OMMIIIMPOP MAJ ARMY G3/AOC; 1Mr PMG Subject: PMG RFI for I/R Force Structure & TNG
Attachments: Detainee RFI FS & TNG VICE 18 May 04.doc
Gentlemen, here is the PMG RFI approved by PMG & vetted with USAMPS. Thanks for all the great staff support. v/r (‘)(6) -1
Detainee RFI FS & TNG VICE 18 ...
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HQDA, OPMG (DAPM-ZC)

Strategic Plaiiitiration
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1 OPMG Document
DOD-048182

EXSUM
1.
How is MP Force Structure adapting to meet current challenges?

2.
How is Institutional Training adapting, based on current lessons learned, to meet current challenges with respect to Internment operations?

US Army Military Police School (USAMPS) conducted a comprehensive review of its institutional .training .for internment operatiOns2 In addition to the FR training at basic/advanced individual training and basic/career officer Courses, USAMPS developed an exportable FR training acka e in FY 04 and provided the following training su ort:
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3. Identify AR 350-1 annual training requirements that support current challenges with respect to Internment operations?
The only specific training prescribed in AR 350-1 that directly pertains to Internment operations is outlined in para. 4-14, Law of War Training. In summary, it specifies:
o Law of war training is a refresher-training requirement in support of the following initial/specified requirements.

o Law of war training for leaders/soldiers throughout their careers commensurate with their duties.

o IET training for enlisted and basic for officers/warrants to include:
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Soldiers fight only combatants and do not harm enemy prisoners.
Soldiers do not kill or torture enemy prisoners.


Soldiers care for wounded foe.


Soldiers treat civilians humanely.


Soldiers do not steal private property and possessions.


Soldiers do their best to prevent violations of the law of war.


Soldiers report all violations of law of war to their superior.

o Unit commanders will plan and execute the following in their units:
• Training should reinforce the principles set forth in the rules listed above.
• Training will be designed around current missions and contingency plans and will be integrated into unit training activities, exercises, and evaluations.
o Army schools will tailor law of war training to the task taught in those schools, with emphasis on:

Performance of duties in accordance with the law of war obligations of the US.


Law of war issues in command planning and execution of combat operations.

• Measures for the reporting of suspected or alleged war crimes committed by or against the US or Allied personnel.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
(U) ECC Tasking Summary #15, DTG 180700MAY04,
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Task #4a Ensure we are pro-active with ASD (SO/LIC) in sending of OIF reports to them even though they have not asked for them to date.

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Answer 4a. Mr. Alan Liotta, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for SO/LIC was contacted by the NDRC Branch Chief to determine when ASD SO/LIC would like regular OIF reports to begin, how often and in what format. He stated that he was meeting 5/18/04 to determine what information they would need, the format and how often. He will contact the NDRC on 5/19/04 to provide guidance.

(1,)(6)-z COIAIMPAII,OPMGs hgda.army.smil.mil (L)/b) -z MG Donald Ryder, PMG
(U) Take-Away/Discussion Points
o NDRC has contacted ASD SO/LIC concerning reporting format and frequency and ASD SO/LIC will provide guidance on 5/19/04.

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OPMCT Dornment
DOD-048185

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