US DoD memorandum on taping intelligence interrogations

(Secrecy News) A new Department of Defense policy memorandum requires the videotaping  of intelligence interrogations of prisoners in DoD custody, including  interrogations that are performed by the Central Intelligence Agency.  “As a condition of having access to conduct strategic intelligence  interrogations, individuals representing other U.S. Government agencies, interagency mobile interrogation teams, and foreign governments must  comply with this [policy] when conducting strategic intelligence  interrogations,” the DoD memorandum states.  See “Videotaping or  Otherwise Electronically Recording Strategic Intelligence Interrogations of Persons in the Custody of the Department of Defense” (pdf), Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09-031, May 10, 2010.

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