US Army issues manual on police intelligence operations

Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2006 11:17 am
A new U.S. Army Field Manual introduces the concept of "police
intelligence operations," an emerging hybrid of military
intelligence and law enforcement.

"Police intelligence operations are a military police function that
supports, enhances, and contributes to a commander's situational
understanding and battlefield visualization and FP [force
protection] programs by portraying the relevant criminal threat and
friendly information, which may affect his operational and tactical

The new manual presents doctrine that is broadly applicable to
support military operations abroad as well as domestic military
facility protection.

A copy of the new manual was obtained by Secrecy News.

See: Field Manual 3-19.50, "Police Intelligence Operations", 21 July 2006

source: SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, Volume 2006, Issue No. 81, July 19, 2006
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cicerone imposter
Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2006 12:15 pm
Walter, It doesn't matter what the manual says when the commander in chief and upper echelon generals don't enforce simple human ethics rules of conduct.

I remain skeptical of how this administration operates our government and military.
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