*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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Selected approach techniques and how they are to be applied.

The use of repeated questions may develop a topic that the source had refused to talk about earlier. The interrogator then resumes his questioning of the source at the same point where the hot lead was obtained. They are used as the initial means of reporting only when electronic reporting is impossible. They are used interrogarion check the truthfulness of the source’s responses and should be mixed in with other questions throughout the interrogation.

The questions can be mixed or they can be separate. They may confuse the source or cause the interrogator to misunderstand the response.

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This information helps the interrogator develop a picture of the source and enables him to select approaches most likely to work. With good questioning techniques, the interrogator can extract the most information in the shortest amount of time. He assesses the source correctly by repeating questions at varying intervals.

The DCPR can be the reference point furthest back in time, distance, or higher echelon.

Every source has interrogation breaking point, but an interrogator never knows what it is until it has been reached. During the termination phase, the interpreter’s ability to closely imitate the interrogator and the source is again very important. If so, how can this state intrlligence best exploited in the interrogation effort. The preferred segment is the segment closest to the DCPR, but either can be used. Gain the cooperation of other sources.


Intergogation may also be used to break the source’s concentration, particularly, if the interrogator suspects that the source is lying. A careful assessment of intterrogation source is absolutely necessary to avoid wasting valuable time in intelligenc approach phase. On October 20,Fj President Dick Cheney met with McCain to try to convince him to agree that his amendment should only apply to military interrogators. Screeners should always consider cooperative, knowledgeable sources first.

Depending on the situation, circumstances, and any requests the source may have made, the following can also be used to develop rapport: When this occurs, the interrogator must adapt himself to approaches that he now believes will work in gaining the source’s cooperation. The interrogator checks his notes against the finished report to ensure that the report contains and identifies the information as heard, seen, or assumed by the source.

The senior interrogator reviews each plan and makes any changes that he feels necessary based on the commander’s PIR and IR. Interrelation of Planning and Preparation and Approach The planning and preparation phase and the approach phase are interrelated. Physical arrangements of the interrogation site. 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.

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If a major correction must be made, and only when it is necessary, the interrogator and interpreter should leave the interrogation site temporarily. The number ” 2″ represents a source who responds hesitantly to questioning.

Until he obtains all dispositions known by the source in the vicinity of the DCPR, the interrogator must repeat these questions and plot or record the intelligece as it is provided by the source.


Repeated questions maybe used to check the consistency of the source’s previous responses. The interpreter assists the interrogator in preparing reports.

Specialized Training The interrogator requires specialized training in international regulations, security, and inetlligence. He notes the source’s every gesture, word, and voice inflection. An interrogation with an interpreter will go through all five phases of the interrogation process.

Whatever the motivation, it is the most significant factor used by an interrogator to achieve success. Methods of obtaining this information are shown in the following illustration. By using nonpertinent conversation, the interrogator can more easily move the conversation in the desired direction, and as previously stated, sometimes obtain leads and hints as to source’s stresses or weaknesses or interrogatioon approach strategies that may be more successful.

Characteristics of direct questions are?

Have no identification documents. Documents captured with the source identification card, letters, map sections, and so forth can provide information that identifies the source, his organization, his mission, and other personal background family, knowledge, experience, and so forth. Therefore, the use of force is a poor technique, as it yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say whatever he thinks the interrogator wants to hear.

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Transitions can also be smoothly covered by leaving the unsuccessful approach and going back to nonpertinent questions.

The number “1” represents a source who responds to direct questions. It is then obvious that the objective of an interrogation can be changed as necessary or desired.