Field Manual (FM) 2-22.3, "Human Intelligence Collector Operations."Wholly unclassified; can be shared with Coalition partners
This week, the Army published Field Manual (FM) 2-22.3, "Human Intelligence Collector Operations." It replaces Field Manual 34-52, published in 1992.
Complies with Detainee Treatment Act of 2005; incorporates provisions of Geneva Conventions, to include Common Article 3.
Single Humane standard for Detainee treatment regardless of status
-Explicitly prohibits Torture, Cruel, Inhuman & Degrading treatment
-Lists prohibited practices (dogs, nakedness/sex acts, beatings/ burns/shocks & infliction of physical pain, heat/cold use, hoods, mock executions, waterboarding, and deprivation of food/water/medical).
Personally reviewed and approved by every Combatant Commander, Service Secretaries & Chiefs, JCS & Service General Counsels/JAGs & Director DIA
-Establishes DoD-wide Interrogation standards
-FM contains 19 Interrogation approach techniques (No others authorized)
18 Interrogation techniques authorized for use with all enemy combatants, regardless of status
One additional (19th) Restricted Interrogation technique (Separation) in Appx M for use only with unlawful enemy combatants.
Combatant Commanders specifically requested that Separation be included to meet operational requirements (eg to keep unlawful enemy combatants from communicating & to obtain time-sensitive information)
-For use by-exception
-High level of oversight; Combatant Commanders must approve; 2d General Officer must review/approve Interrogation plans which utilize
-Special Interrogator training & certification required
-Mandatory safeguards integrated to ensure Humane application
Specifies requirements for Non-DoD access to Detainees under DoD control.
JTF or Combatant Commanders must authorize; Non-DoD must comply with DoD standards, be escorted & observed by DoD personnel
-Specifies that Commanders are responsible & accountable for compliance with provisions of FM 2-22.3; for ensuring Humane Detainee treatment.
-All Military personnel are responsible and accountable to immediately report suspected Detainee abuse; the new FM prescribes procedures.
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