*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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Method of interpretation to be used. He may also be unable to vary his interrogation techniques effectively.

Some circumstances that require an interrogation to be terminated are- The source remains uncooperative throughout the approach phase. Physical arrangements of the interrogation site.

The guards are then told to bring these sources, in a specified sequence, to the screening site one at a time. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He assesses the source correctly by repeating questions at varying intervals.

Even then, however, he must resume his questioning at the same point in the same area at which the hot lead was first identified. Termination Procedures Whatever the reason for terminating the interrogation, the interrogator must remember that there is a possibility that someone may want to question the source at a later date.

Reasons why the interrogator selected only specific topics from the basic questioning sequence.

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During termination, the interrogator must make proper disposition of any documents captured with the source. All iintelligence information has been obtained from the source. Because of these variations, the interrogator makes a careful study of every source to evaluate his mental, emotional, and physical state and uses it as a basis for interrogation.


Written reports are prepared to document electronic reports. Have modified identification documents.

Obtain a description of the prominent terrain features the source would remember while traveling in this direction. The interrogator should establish and maintain control, establish and develop rapport, assess the source, make smooth transitions, appear sincere, be convincing, and recognize the breaking point. Recorded information may also be used to? It is possible to lose control and the source’s willing cooperation by devoting too much of his concentration to note taking. Exploit dispositions not on route.

Ontelligence knowledge of critical interest for example, nuclear power plant operations, chemical plant operations, weapons test and development, and so forth.


Establish a destination common point of reference DCPR. The interrogator obtains information about his interpreter from the senior interrogator. What weaknesses does he have that may interfere with the interrogation of the source? Every source has a breaking intellibence, but an interrogator never knows what it is until it has been reached.

Can his personality adapt to the personality of the source? The interrogator will not have enough time to record every word that the source says. There are four primary factors that must be taken into consideration in selecting tentative approaches: With the exception of the direct approach, no other approach is effective by itself.

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Interrogatiom importance of accurate reporting cannot be overstressed, since interrogation reports are often the basis for tactical decisions and operations. On June 5,the Los Angeles Times reported that the Pentagon’s revisions would remove the proscription against “humiliating and degrading treatment”, and other proscriptions from article 3 of the third Geneva Convention.


Background information obtained on the source. They may confuse the source or cause the interrogator to misunderstand the response. These sources are identified through the screeners’ review of documents, questioning of the guards, and their own personal observations.

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These techniques and principles are intended to serve as guides in obtaining the willing cooperation of a source. It is from the source’s mood and actions that the interrogator interrogatlon how to best proceed with the interrogation. The guards are in constant contact with the sources and may be able to provide the following types of information: For that reason, he should terminate the interrogation without any loss of rapport whenever possible.

This often is the case in low-intensity conflict LIC where the people may be fearful of insurgent reprisals. Intsrrogation for the interpreter to assist with report preparation. The lack of will undoubtedly dooms it to failure. The DCPR can be the reference point furthest back in time, distance, or higher echelon.

The interrogator should then consult the senior interrogator for intrrogation final determination of the information’s value. The interpreter can easily imitate the interrogator’s tone of voice and attitude for the approaches selected.