US Army Course – IT0601 – Interrogation Course – Questioning Techniques

Additional dispositions not on EPW/detainee route(s) can usually be obtained by the prudent use of the EPW/detainee’s mission statement(s) and organizational line and block chart. These items can give clues as to location(s) of other dispositions known to the EPW/detainee.


If the interrogator obtains a disposition which is not located on the established route, he must establish the EPW/detainee’s route to that disposition. The interrogator treats this new route the same way he would any other route segment, exploiting the disposition and the route fully before moving on to obtain the next disposition.

To complete map tracking, question the EPW/detainee about any other locations, objects, and so on, of military significance he has seen, heard, or has knowledge of belonging to his forces.

The outlined sequence organizes map tracking so information obtained can be accurately plotted and recorded. Correct performance results in a product–the interrogators map. Dispositions must be plotted within 100 meters of their actual location(s). The description of each disposition must be recorded, preferably near the disposition site on the map.


As noted earlier, map tracking is an integral part of the interrogation. Here the interrogator obtains enemy dispositions that enables the tactical commander to “see” the battlefield so our advantage is maintained. As the EPW/detainee is led through his memory, in a logical manner, a valid reliability scale can be determined by comparing this EPW/detainee’s information with information already obtained from other EPW/detainees.

Practice Exercise.

The following items will test your grasp of the material covered in this lesson. There is only one correct answer for each item. When you have completed the exercise, check your answers with the answer key that follows. If you answer any item incorrectly, study again that part of the lesson which contains the portion involved.

1.    The interrogator must establish the route the EPW/detainee traveled between the-

A.    POC and COC.

B.    DCRP and POC.

C.    ICRP and COC.

D.    DCRP and ICRP.

2.    One important map tracking feature is–

A.    Not to let the EPW/detainee see the map.

B.    Keeping the EPW/detainee’s attention.

C.    Ensuring the EPW/detainee can point out his POC.

D.    The EPW/detainee accurately relates his circumstances of capture.

3.    To complete map tracking, question the EPW/detainee-

A.    if he told the truth.

B.    If he wants to change or add anything.

C.    About other locations and objects.

D.    If dispositions are within 100 meters of their actual location.

4.    Map tracking begins when the interrogator–

A.    Orients the EPW/detainee to his map.

B.    Begins to receive pertinent EPW/detainee information.

C.    Plans and prepares for the interrogation

D.    Points out specific map features to the EPW/detainee.

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5. If the EPW/detainee cannot read the interrogator’s map-

A.    Try and help the EPW/detainee to read the map.

B.    Cancel this interrogation phase.

C.    Get the EPW/detainee a map he can read.

D.    Ask the EPW/detainee if he knows compass directions.

PRACTICE EXERCISE Answer Key and Feedback Item    Correct Answer and Feedback

1.D.DCRP and ICRP (page 2-4).
2.B.Keeping EPW/detainee’s attention (page 2-2).
3.C.About other locations and objects (page 2-5).
4.A.Orients the EPW/detainee to his map (page 2-2).
5.D.Ask the EPW/detainee it he knows compass directions (page 2-3),

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