Formica Report Annex 26: Army Memo re: Interrogation and Counter-Resistance Policy

Heavily redacted document establishing interrogation and counter-resistance policy during the interrogation of all detainees and enemy prisoners of war (EPWs). States that "interrogations performed at Tactical Interrogation Center require immediate segregation and examination of the detainees," including a basic medical examination. Provides guidelines for all interrogations, including "appropriate supervision" and that interrogators be "specifically trained for the technique(s) employed." Regarding the Geneva Conventions, states that "the exact meanings of these clauses ... are the subject of intense debate," and that "some interrogation techniques are viewed as inhuman.... These techniques are labeled with a [CAUTION]." All techniques so labeled have been redacted.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Thursday, June 29, 2006
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Dated 23MAR04
S. Army Field Manual 3452,
1. (U) WPM This establishes intenigation and counter-resistance policy
during the interrogation of all detainees enemy prisoners of war.
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2—(MeTINTERROGATION PROCESSING PBOCEDIJILES. The Commander has approved the screening process for initiating detainees and rear prisoners of war into gations:

a. Proper clothing and any relevant medication will taken off target with the detainees.

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B. Interrogations performed at laillefacticalIntetrogation Center (TIC) requireimmediate segregation and examination of the detainees. Examination" will include the t. 41g-following:
L Initial assessment of any bruises. wounds, sores, or rashes. All injuries will be immediately documented and treated if accessary.
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Questioning about their medical history and If are any current conditions thatneed to be addressed. (i.e. heart condition).

c.
Record of initial vital signs (pulse rate, temperature, and respiratory rate. After theinitial test, vital signs will be monitored and recorded at a minimum every three hours

along with water intake and output.
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The duty corpsman will continue this•process for the duration of the detainee's

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Upon the determination of the duty corpsman more frequent medical checks can

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be conducted if necessary.
c. A duty corpsman will accompany all detainees to the Enemy Detention Facility(EDF) for a documented medical turnover inspection with the MP company on
duty.

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JAZZ—All interrogations must follow the following general safeguards:
( 1 ) limited to use by interrogation facilities only
(2)there must be a reasonable belief that the detainee possess critical intelligence;
(3)the detainee is medically and operationally evaluated as suitable (considering all
techniques to be used in combination);
(4)interrogators must be specifically trained for the technique(s) employed;
(5)there must be a specific interrogation plan (including reasonable safeguards; limits of
duration, intervals between applications, termination criteria and the presence or
availability of qualified medical personnel);
(6)there is appropriate supervision; and
(7)there is appropriate specified senior approval as required below.

umane treatment is required during all interrogations:

(1).1,91ffroepartment of Defense Directive 5100.77 states that US. Armed Forces "must comply with the law of war during all armed conflicts, however such conflicts are characterized, and with the principles and spirits of the law of war during all other operations." The CnT-7 Commander confirmed that we are "operating in a theater of warin which the Geneva Conventions are applicable. -
(2) e Geneva Convention states that EPWs "who refuse to answer may not be
insulted, or exposed to any unpleasant or disadvantageous treatment of any kind" (Article 17); EPWs must be protected against acts of intimidation (Article 13): EPWs are entitled to respect for their persons (Article 14); coercion of EPWs is prohibited (Article 34); and EPWs are entitled to basic standards of treatment (Article 126). The exact meanings of these clauses, and their applicability to detainees, are the subjects of intense debate. You should consider the fact that some interrogation techniques are
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viewed as inhumane or otherwise inconsistent with international law before applying each technique. These techniques are labeled with a (CAUTION].
(3)13Th -WIntentgation techniques are listed individually, but they are usually used in
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-bination. The cumulative effect of all techniques used, and all surrounding circumstances, must be considered before making any decisions regarding approval.
g. (U) The title of each interrogation technique is not always Italy descriptive of the • technique. Explanations and specific implementation guidance are provided in Army Field Manual 34S2.
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_.($1 ,. . thing in this policy limits existing authority for maintenance of goo•order and
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W¦li Isciplina among detainees, or the use of force for self-defense.

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