*FM Headquarters. Department of the Anny. Washington. DC. 28 September INTELLIGENCE INTERROGATION. Table of Contents. Page. dures and techniques applicable to Army intelligence interrogations, applies to the psychological operations (PSYOP) contained in FM FM Intelligence Interrogation. Chapter 3. Interrogation Process. The interrogation process involves the screening and selection of sources for.

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The guards can provide information on how the source has responded to orders, what requests have been made interrogafion the source, what behavior has been demonstrated by the source, and so forth.

They may also be used to break the source’s concentration, particularly, if the interrogator suspects that the source is lying. Since interrgoation sources will readily discuss nonmilitary topics, the interrogator may induce reluctant prisoners to talk by discussing the geography, economics, or politics of the target country.

If so, how can this state be best exploited in the interrogation effort. All pertinent information has been obtained from the source. The use kntelligence a sound recorder allows the interrogator to continually observe the source. He must watch for a tendency to resist further questioning, for diminishing resistance, for contradictions, or other tendencies, to include susceptibility.

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Obtain a description of the prominent terrain features the source would remember while traveling in this direction. After having established control of the source and having established rapport, the interrogator ijtelligence assesses the prisoner to see if the approaches, and later the questioning techniques, chosen in the planning and preparation phase will indeed work.

Experience indicates that the use of force is not necessary to gain the cooperation of sources for interrogation. Compare with information received from other sources. Usually a neat, organized, and professional appearance will favorably influence the source.

Avoid vague questions as they do not have enough information for the source to understand exactly what is being intflligence by the interrogator.


Retrieved from ” https: The interrogator is alert to detect any attempt made by the source to elicit information. The interrogator must possess, or acquire through training and experience, special skills and knowledge.

Modify Sequences of Questioning The interrogator uses his estimate of the type and extent of knowledge possessed by the source to modify the basic topical sequence intellligence questioning. Electronic SALUTE reports are formatted and submitted according to the procedures established during the senior interrogator’s initial coordination. This helps ensure that the interpreter completely understands his role in the interrogation.

The description of each disposition must be recorded preferably near the site of the disposition on the map. Throughout the briefing, the interrogator must answer all questions that the interpreter may intellitence as fully and clearly as possible. The display of impatience may cause the source to lose respect for the interrogator, thereby, reducing his effectiveness. Sign In Sign Out.


Each interrogator, where feasible, begins his preparation by examining the situation map SITMAPthe OB data base, and pertinent information contained in the interrogation element’s files. An interrogator should note cold leads interrogaton they are obtained and exploit them fully during his questioning on the topics to which the cold leads apply.

Examine Documents Screeners should examine the documents captured with the source and any documents pertaining to the source. Follow-up questions are also used to fully exploit a lead given by the source in his response. Any such documents may be impounded by the interrogator and evacuated intsrrogation intelligence channels. The objective may be specific, establishing the exact location of a minefield, or it may be general, seeking order of battle OB information about a specific echelon of the 345-2 forces.

A more concentrated interrogation effort can be accomplished at higher levels, such as corps or echelons above corps EACwhere more time is available to exploit hostile and antagonistic sources.

The New York Times reported that the Pentagon was considering making the interrogation section public once again, but the Pentagon made no formal announcement of its intentions. After the plan is approved, the holding compound is notified to have a guard bring the source to the interrogation site.


Gain the cooperation interrogatiion other sources. This will include the name, duty position, full unit designation of the person who provided the information, and the date time group of when the source obtained the information. Possess unusually large amounts of cash or valuables. Neither the interrogator nor the interpreter tends intellkgence get confused when using the simultaneous method of interpretation.

Ideally, these and other personal qualities would be inherent in an interrogator; however, in most cases, an interrogator can correct some deficiencies in these qualities if he has the desire and is willing to devote time to study and practice. Information possessed by the source is of such value that his immediate evacuation to the next echelon is required.

The interrogator will exploit each segment of the route by asking the question “From description of common point of reference CPR to description of next CPR back along your route of travel, what of military significance do you know or have seen or heard?

The questions can be mixed or they can be separate. The interrogator can follow the same sequence when establishing the route actually traveled by the source by beginning with the DCPR.

Nonpertinent questions are used to conceal the interrogation’s objectives or to strengthen rapport with the source. Is the source injured, angry, crying, arrogant, cocky, or frightened? His initial training is in foreign language, and his entry?

Each screening and interrogation is unique because of the interaction of the interrogator with the source.