Interrogation of Prisoners of War in the Airland Battle
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigates Interrogation of Prisoner of War IPW operations by analyzing selected elements of U.S. Army and German Army IPW experiences from World War II, and by comparing these historical practices to current U.S. Army AirLand Battle Doctrine. The investigation revealed no meaningful differences between German and American IPW doctrine, practices, operational development, and results in World War II. The analysis identified common lessons learned in areas of decentralization, training and personnel inadequacies, and proximity of the interrogation to the point of capture. Historical results confirm specific values and limitations of intelligence information produced by IPW operations. The study also recommends further inquiry to determine if current IPW personnel policies and training programs respond adequately to IPW training and personnel problems identified by historical experience.
- Military Intelligence
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics