the seizure of Renacer Prison, detainees and former civilian prisoners were
moved to the prisoner of war interrogation (IPW) cage at Empire Range. During
processing, it was learned that some had either been tagged incorrectly or
not tagged at all. The unexpected numbers of detainees and a shortage of Spanish-speaking
interrogators made processing slow and difficult, which was compounded by capturing
unit omissions in handling procedures.
of captured personnel varied. Two examples of areas that required specific
attention are the use of six digit grid coordinates instead of street names
and the proper recording of Spanish surnames (matronyms and patronyms).
tagging of detainees part of routine unit training. Information on the tags
is essential for initial prisoner screening. Tags should be resilient to the
effects of weather, rough handling and be difficult to remove. Squad leaders
should have a basic load of tags with items preprinted.
forms and tags used to process EPWs and displaced civilians (DCs) bilingual
to help soldiers in filling out the forms quickly and correctly. Using the
save tags and forms assists in combined operations and work with local civil
flex cuffs and other lightweight equipment to squads used to control EPWs.
They should be included in any pre-planned resupply packages. Soldiers must
be trained on their proper use and practice with them.
procedures and SOPs for moving EPWs from field locations by aircraft. Units
should be equipped and trained in the procedures for both Army and Air Force
for female detainees/EPWs and outline procedures for their initial and subsequent
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Intensity Conflict (LIC)-Specific Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
Learned - Intelligence: Information Management
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