Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FM 34-52 US Intelligence *cough* Interrogation Manual

Read through this if you want to understand how the US intelligence community uses interrogation and to see what strategies they use to attack, degrade and interrupt the operations of an enemy.

Excerpt:
  • Hold the initiative
  • Operate across the entire width and depth of the battlefield.
  • React rapidly to changes in the enemy's intentions.
  • Synchronize the operations of their subordinates.
The air-land battle doctrine places an extremely heavy burden on all commanders. However, these burdens must be borne, if commanders expect to win against heavy odds on the battlefield of the future.

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE AND INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF THE BATTLEFIELD

Like all other intelligence assets, interrogators serve the commander. Interrogation operations are of no value unless they contribute to the accomplishment of the supported commander's mission. To understand the interrogator's role in mission accomplishment, the overall contribution made by military intelligence must be understood. Military intelligence is responsible for providing commanders with an accurate and timely estimate of the enemy's capabilities and probable courses of action. This estimate must consider the terrain features in the area of operations, the number and type of enemy units in this area, and the prevailing weather conditions. Intelligence assets collect and analyze information to develop this estimate, then, give the estimate to commanders in sufficient time for use in their decision making.