Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual

FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations

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  • February 12, 2010
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I/R operations facilitate the ability to conduct rapid and decisive combat operations; deter, mitigate, and defeat threats to populations that may result in conflict; reverse conditions of human suffering; and build the capacity of a foreign government to effectively care for and govern its population. This includes capabilities to conduct shaping operations across the spectrum of military operations to mitigate and defeat the underlying conditions for conflict and counter the core motivations that result in support to criminal, terrorist, insurgent, and other destabilizing groups. I/R operations also include the daily incarceration of U.S. military prisoners at facilities throughout the world.

This manual continues the evolution of the I/R function to support the changing nature of OEs. In light of persistent armed conflict and social turmoil throughout the world, the effects on populations remain a compelling issue. The world population will increase from 6 billion to 9 billion in the next two decades, with 95 percent of the growth occurring in the developing world. By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Coexisting demographically and ethnically,  diverse societies will aggressively compete for limited resources.

Typically, overpopulated third world societies suffer from a lack of legitimate and effective enforcement mechanisms, which is generally accepted as one of the cornerstones of a stable society. Stability within a population may eliminate the need for direct military intervention. The goal of military police conducting detainee operations is to provide stability within the population, its institutions, and its infrastructure. In this rapidly changing and dynamic strategic environment, U.S. forces will compete with local populations for the same space, routes, and resources. The modular force’s ability to positively influence and shape the opinions, attitudes, and behaviors of select populations is critical to tactical, operational, and strategic success.

An adaptive enemy will manipulate populations that are hostile to U.S. intent by instigating mass civil disobedience, directing criminal activity, masking their operations in urban and other complex terrain,
maintaining an indistinguishable presence through cultural anonymity, and actively seeking the traditional sanctuary of protected areas as defined by the rules of land warfare. Such actions will facilitate the dispersal of threat forces, negate technological overmatches, and degrade targeting opportunities. Commanders will use technology and conduct police intelligence operations to influence and control populations, evacuate detainees and, conclusively, transition rehabilitative and reconciliation operations to other functional agencies. The combat identification of friend, foe, or neutral is used to differentiate combatants from noncombatants and friendly forces from threat forces.

Civilian Internees

1-10. A CI is a civilian who is interned during armed conflict, occupation, or other military operation for security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power. (JP 3-63) CIs, unless they have committed acts for which they are considered unlawful combatants, generally qualify for protected status according to the GC, which also establishes procedures that must be observedwhen depriving such civilians of their liberty. CIs are to be accommodated separately from EPWs and persons deprived of liberty for any other reason.

1-11. Protected persons are persons protected by the Geneva Convention who find themselves, in case of a conflict or occupation, in the hands of a party to the conflict or occupying power of which they are not nationals. (AR 190-8). Protected persons who are interned for imperative reasons of security are also known as CIs. Protected persons under the Geneva Conventions include—

  • Hors de combat (refers to the prohibition of attacking enemy personnel who are “out of combat”).
  • Detainees (combatants and CIs).
  • Wounded and sick in the field and at sea.
  • Civilians.

Note. If protected persons are detained as spies or saboteurs or are suspected of or engaged in activities hostile to the security of the state or occupying power, they may be interned or imprisoned. In such cases, they retain their status as a protected person and are granted the full rights and privileges of protected persons.

DISLOCATED CIVILIANS

1-19. The term dislocated civilian is a broad term that includes a displaced person, an evacuee, an expellee, an internally displaced person, a migrant, a refugee, or a stateless person. (JP 3-57) DCs are individuals who leave their homes for various reasons, such as an armed conflict or a natural disaster, and whose movement and physical presence can hinder military operations. They most likely require some degree of aid, such as medicine, food, shelter, or clothing. DCs may not be native to the area or to the country in which they reside. (See chapter 10.) The following DC subcategories are also defined in JP 3-57:

  • Displaced person. A displaced person is a civilian who is involuntarily outside the national boundaries of his or her country. (JP 1-02) Displaced persons may have been dislocated because of a political, geographical, environmental, or threat situation.
  • Evacuee. An evacuee is a civilian removed from a place of residence by military direction for reasons of personal security or the requirements of the military situation. (JP 3-57)
  • Internally displaced person. An internally displaced person is any person who has left their residence by reason of real or imagined danger but has not left the territory of their own country.Internally displaced persons may have been forced to flee their homes for the same reasons as refugees, but have not crossed an internationally recognized border.
  • Expellee. An expellee is a civilian outside the boundaries of the country of his or her nationality or ethnic origin who is being forcibly repatriated to that country or to a third country for political or other purposes. (JP 3-57)
  • Migrant. A migrant is a person who (1) belongs to a normally migratory culture who may cross national boundaries, or (2) has fled his or her native country for economic reasons rather than fear of political or ethnic persecution. (JP 3-57)
  • Refugee. A refugee is a person, who by reason of real or imagined danger, has left their home country or country of their nationality and is unwilling or unable to return.
  • Stateless person. A stateless person is a civilian who has been denationalized or whose country of origin cannot be determined or who cannot establish a right to the nationality claimed.

AGENCIES CONCERNED WITH INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT

1-40. External involvement in I/R missions is a fact of life for military police organizations. Some government and government-sponsored entities that may be involved in I/R missions include—

  • International agencies.
  • UN.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • International Organization of Migration.
  • U.S. agencies.
  • Local U.S. embassy.
  • Department of Homeland Security.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency.

1-41. The U.S. Army National Detainee Reporting Center (NDRC), supported by theater detainee reporting centers (TDRCs), detainee accountability, including reporting to the ICRC central tracing agency.

1-42. There are also numerous private relief organizations, foreign and domestic, that will likely be involved in the humanitarian aspects of I/R operations. Likewise, the news media normally provides extensive coverage of I/R operations. Adding to the complexity of these operations is the fact that DOD is often not the lead agency. For instance, the DOD could be tasked in a supporting role, with the Department of State or some other agency in the lead. (See appendix E.)

SUPPORT TO CIVIL SUPPORT OPERATIONS

2-39. Civil support is the DOD support to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities. (JP 3-28) Civil support includes operations that address the consequences of natural or man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.

2-40. The I/R tasks performed in support of civil support operations are similar to those during combat operations, but the techniques and procedures are modified based on the special OE associated with operating within U.S. territory and according to the categories of individuals (primarily DCs) to be housed in I/R facilities. During long-term I/R operations, state and federal agencies will operate within and around I/R facilities within the scope of their capabilities and identified role. Military police commanders must closely coordinate and synchronize their efforts with them especially in cases where civil authority and capabilities have broken down or been destroyed.

PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS OFFICER

3-55. The PSYOP officer in charge of supporting I/R operations serves as the special staff officer responsible for PSYOP. The PSYOP officer advises the military police commander on the psychological impact of military police or MI actions to prevent misunderstandings and disturbances by detainees and DCs. The supporting I/R PSYOP team has two missions that reduce the need to divert military police assets to maintain security in the I/R facility. (See appendix J.) The team—

  • Assists the military police force in controlling detainees and DCs.
  • Introduces detainees or DCs to U.S. and multinational policy.

3-56. The PSYOP team also supports the military police custodial mission in the I/R facility. The team—

  • Develops PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations.
  • Gains the cooperation of detainees or DCs to reduce the number of guards needed.
  • Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
  • Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes.
  • Identifies political activists.
  • Provides loudspeaker support (such as administrative announcements and facility instructions when necessary).
  • Helps the military police commander control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.
  • Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.

DETAINEE PROCESSING TECHNIQUE

4-33. Upon capture, Soldiers must process detainees using the “search, silence, segregate, speed, safeguard, and tag (5 Ss and T)” technique. This technique provides a structure to guide Soldiers in conducting detainee operations until they transfer custody of detainees to another authority or location. Complete the “5 Ss and T” technique as follows:

  • Search. Neutralize a detainee and confiscate weapons, personal items, and items of potential intelligence and/or evidentiary value.
  • Silence. Prevent detainees from communicating with one another or making audible clamor such as chanting, singing, or praying. Silence uncooperative detainees by muffling them with a soft, clean cloth tied around their mouths and fastened at the backs of their heads. Do not use duct tape or other adhesives, place a cloth or either objects inside the mouth, or apply physical force to silence detainees.
  • Segregate. Segregate detainees according to policy and SOPs (segregation requirements differ from operation to operation). The ability to segregate detainees may be limited by the availability of manpower and resources at the POC. At a minimum, try to segregate detainees by grade, gender, age (keeping adults from juveniles and small children with mothers), and security risk. MI and military police personnel can provide additional guidance and support in determining the appropriate segregation criteria.
  • Speed. Quickly move detainees from the continuing risks associated with other combatants or sympathizers who may still be in the area of capture. If there are more detainees than the Soldiers can control, call for additional support, search the detainees, and hold them in place until reinforcements arrive.
  • Safeguard. Protect detainees and ensure the custody and integrity of all confiscated items. Soldiers must safeguard detainees from combat risk, harm caused by other detainees, and improper treatment or care. Report all injuries. Correct and report violations of U.S. military policy that occur while safeguarding detainees. Acts and/or omissions that constitute inhumane treatment are violations of the law of war and, as such, must be corrected immediately. Simply reporting violations is insufficient. If a violation is ongoing, a Soldier has an obligation to stop the violation and report it.
  • Tag. Ensure that each detainee is tagged using DD Form 2745. Confiscated equipment, personal items, and evidence will be linked to the detainee using the DD Form 2745 number. When a DA Form 4137 is used to document confiscated items, it will be linked to the detainee by annotating the DD Form 2745 control number on the form.

6-8. When constructing a facility, planning considerations may include, but are not limited to—

  • Clear zones. As appropriate, mission variables determine the clear zone surrounding each facility that houses detainees. Construct at least two fences (interior and exterior) around the detainee facility and ensure that the clear zone between the interior and exterior fences is free of vegetation and shrubbery.
  • Guard towers. Locate guard towers on the perimeter of each facility. Place them immediately outside the wall or, in case of double fencing, where they permit an unobstructed view of the lane between the fences. The space between towers must allow overlapping observation and fields of fire. During adverse weather, it may be necessary to augment security by placing fixed guard posts between towers on the outside of the fence. Towers must be high enough to allow an unobstructed view of the compound and low enough to permit an adequate field of fire. The tower platform should have retractable ladders and should be wide enough to mount crew-served weapons. Another consideration involves using nonlethal capabilities from guard towers.
  • Lights. Provide adequate lighting, especially around compound perimeters. Illuminating walls and fences discourages escapes, and illuminating inner strategic points expedites the handling of problems caused by detainees. Lights should be protected from breakage with an unbreakable glass shield or a wire mesh screen. Ensure that lights on the walls and fences do not interfere with the guards’ vision. Provide secondary emergency lighting.
  • Patrol roads. Construct patrol roads for vehicle and foot patrols. They should be adjacent to outside perimeter fences or walls.
  • Sally ports. A sally port is required to search vehicles and personnel entering and leaving the main compound. It is recommended that a sally port be placed at the back entrance to the facility.
  • Communications. Ensure that communication between the towers and the operation headquarters is reliable. Telephones are the preferred method; however, ensure that alternate forms of communication (radio and visual or sound signals) are available if telephones are inoperable.

6-9. The facility layout depends on the nature of the operation, terrain, building materials, and HN support. Each facility should contain—

  • Barracks (may be general-purpose medium tents in the early stages of an operation).
  • Kitchen and dining facilities.
  • Bath houses.
  • Latrines.
  • Recreation areas.
  • Chapel facilities.
  • Administrative areas with a command post, an administrative building, an interrogation facility, a dispensary, an infirmary, a mortuary, and a supply building.
  • Receiving and processing centers.
  • Maximum security areas with individual cells.
  • Parking areas.
  • Trash collection points.
  • Potable water points.
  • Storage areas.
  • Hazardous materials storage areas.
  • Generator and fuel areas.

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42 comments for “Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual

  1. May 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

    For those who are unfamiliar with the Civilian Internee concept and what it means, I highly recommend you read the Army Regulation posted here at PI a day or two ago as well as my article which breaks it down for you: http://endthelie.com/2011/12/09/smile-you-are-a-civilian-internee/

  2. Bob
    May 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Did you once think that obama was here to make this a better country? Wrong! If you followed all he has done (not said) for the past 3+ years you would have seen that he has spent his time stripping americans of their liberties. But, Sorry I forgot you love obama. He’s all yours! You deserve him america! Wait till he Doubles Down on you! Don’t worry he’ll be safer than you’ll ever be.
    You asked for it open your arms and put your hands together for the handcuffs.

    • Me
      March 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      They were tricked. Don’t hate those who can’t see what may come easier for you to see. And this did not start with Obama. This has been in motion for decades. Obama is not the one to hate. The people responsible for this will not be mentioned in the media. Also, insulting people does not get your point across. That only creates enemies.

  3. Alan H
    May 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    As with most operations manuals, “human” becomes an “object” with associated risk factors. It seems Mr Obama has as much control on the course of events as our ignorance in believing he has. Whilst our attention is drawn upon absurd WW2 scenarios akin to Hogans Heroes those actually in control are raping America with sociopathic vengeance. As Mr Pacino in the Devils Advocate said “You’ll never see me coming”

  4. May 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    It’s a really good document, I spent the morning digesting the main manual. This is a subject that has far broader relevance than just civil liberties concerns or partisan beef with Obama — even the moderate 50 year forecasts call for strange weather and spectacular catastrophes, so it won’t just be US MIL dealing with “Internment and Resettlement.”

    The considerations and detail brought to bear in FM 3-39.40 make it worth reading, as opposed to just reacting to. Also check out the work of Vinay Gupta, who is a great resource on the real-world logistics of coping with large scale catastrophe.

  5. May 5, 2012 at 4:47 am

    This is NOT about catastrophe, at least in the natural disaster sense. This is about rounding up dissident Americans and liquidating them when the planned collapse of the Dollar happens! Or I suppose you thought all the foreign troops visiting the USA were just here to play soldier while learning from the best?

    This is about the genocide of America.

    • Sherry Bailey
      January 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Spot On, William Flatt!

  6. Discopimp
    May 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Scary…the map above is the exact layout of the Long Beach Airport commuter terminal

    • Alex
      November 9, 2012 at 3:21 am

      Typical brain dead reaction to a WELCOME TO THE NEW POLICE STATE document.

      I can’t even begin to express to you, your stupidity. Regardless of them telling you in an open military document that you are going to be treated like cattle, you still think they have your best interests at heart. Thats not even including GMO, vaccines, and fluoride. Which I’m sure you know NOTHING about.
      Like someone else already said, “Pay attention to what has been done, not what was said to be done”. Maybe you’ll stop contributing to the DOWNFALL of our country, and the “stupafication” of the species.

      Cheers.

    • September 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Instead of talking trash and degrading the uninformed, why dont you help enlighten and inform people you jerk..

      • bigfoot
        May 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

        Perhaps you should. Light a candle, and all that.

  7. Cadre
    May 14, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Typical tin foil hat reaction to a MILITARY, not Executive Branch, proposal that has been in the works for years before anybody even HEARD of Obama. My message to wing-nuts: Get a life.

    • CplKen
      August 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      The military is commanded by the Executive Branch… Currently, President Obama is the commander in chief of the US armed forces. Apply current relevancy; the past is gone, the future is coming. What previous administrations have done is irrelevant to who is in control right now! This manual states that a prisoner can be identified with their SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. That means any US citizen(!) can be a prisoner of the military… This is not ok, normal or acceptable; it is terrifying!

  8. YrGeist
    May 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    @Cadre: Ain’t that the truth. Nonetheless, this is a sketchy document. Rumour has it that these facilities are being constructed in Canada as well near top level military sites.

  9. a U.S. libertarian
    May 19, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Oh look another paper describing how it is america’s supposed (but unconstitutional and unethical) “job” of policing the world!

    Oh look another paper where the DOD tries to buttkiss, excuse and snog their way out of the obvious fact that what it is doing is unethical, immoral, quite likely illegal and is quite literally causing more the things its supposed to be stopping.

    Excuse the dripping sarcasm, but this country if I can even still call it that and not an infantile fascist hellhole, is making me laugh with so much amusement at its own expense that I need a respirator to breathe.

    I remember the days where there would have been a public outcry to throw the author of this paper out of the country for disrespect toward American principles.

    Ah them there good old days before 9/11/01

    Hawks need to GTFO

    • Bettina Sorensen
      May 31, 2012 at 1:16 am

      I’m glad you can laugh about it. I’ve been fighting back the tears about the way this country (and the world) is going for so long I’m a walking rain forest. If our government truly has our best interests at heart with NDAA and other such fascist laws, they would be more transparent about why they think they need them, instead of holding so many meetings behind closed doors. Something is really wrong about all the secrecy.

  10. Tosha
    July 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    This is nothing new. If u dig a little deeper, u wud find that detention camps were here before President Obama took office… All politicians have hidden agendas that are being dictated by the Infamous 13 Families. There’s always a “fall guy” and the current cannot be at fault for every horrible thing going wrong in America, especially when the previous president spent 8yrs stuffing his pockets, while decaying America.

  11. CPL. JOE ROUSE
    January 31, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    There is only one way i will ever end up in one of those places and that’s in a body bag, they had better not think that rural law enforcement will go along with that and believe me when i say that the military by no means has the market cornered on trained warriors.

  12. Randy Eaton
    February 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Fight Till Death, the tyranny coming our way. MOLON LABE!!!

    • Kevin O'Brien
      March 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Para. 10-40 says Internment and Resettlement may be done in support of DOMESTIC operations (for natural and “man made” disasters).

  13. Oswin
    February 10, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Did you folks actually read the document? There’s nothing about American installations. The first paragraph talks about the “capacity of a foreign government to..govern its people.” Last I looked, “foreign” means other countries, not ours. Also “facilities throughout the world.” Not here. Second paragraph mentions “social turmoil throughout the world” and “overpopulated third world societies.” Despite your bizarre conspiracy theories, America is not a third world society yet. Please get help before your paranoia completely takes over.

    • Kevin O'Brien
      March 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Para. 10-40 says Internment and Resettlement may be done in support of DOMESTIC operations (for natural and “man made” disasters).

  14. Kevin O'Brien
    March 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    At the bottom of the contents page it says it supercedes the 2007 version. This isn’t new. These manuals have been around since at least the 70’s.

  15. nahmy
    March 7, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I tried.

    So much gobbledygook, so little time.

  16. Zippy
    March 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Anyone near a major metropolitan area can, with a little reconnaissance, find the camps set up. All that is lacking is the tents and buildings. I’ve found several in my area completely ready with guard towers and double barbed wire topped with concertina facing inwards. If it’s not for internment, then what else?

  17. R.A.
    March 17, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Ok, I know people are gonna believe what they want to about this stuff, and that’s cool cuz that’s what our 1st amendment is all about. But I’m a retired Soldier and have seen many many TMs and FMs (training and field manuals) and on the first page of this one it says it is available on the AKO (Army Knowledge Online) website which all soldiers from day one have access to for online training courses and study guides etc. basically anything on AKO is as far from top secret as you can get, and just from knowing what I do about how the DOD does things, if they had secret plans to round up Americans, it would not be out for just anyone to see. This looks like training for some of the type of operations we ran in Iraq and Afganistan. Take it for what it’s worth and I will keep my eyes open too.

  18. E.V.A
    March 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Has anyone read the series of books called, ” Left Behind” ??? I’m only on the 3rd book of 12 and if this is anything like what’s going on here, I’d rather be dead and be with God! These books are a must read…the first 2, scared the hell out of me and the 3rd. book is suppose to be the worst out of all 12 of them.
    All I can say is that I truly, with all my heart, believe that Obama is either the true anti-Christ or one of his followers, because he is a liar, a deceiver, a very sly and devious entity. The bible says how subtil Satan is and he’s a real smooth operator, so smooth that no one knows who he is, where he is, what he’s up to now and who his little minions are! Read the bible and maybe you’ll learn something that applies to todays crazy and sick ideas of Obama’s…He isn’t a U. S. president, he’s not even a citizen of the U.S. and we all know that, so how the heck did he get in….? Guess how….Satan can get anything he wants because he is the god of this world and he is here to kill, steal and destroy! You see the pattern here yet? All you blind idiots who re-elected this jackass, were all taken in by him and his subtil ways..just like Eve in the Garden of Eden…Obama has sucked all of you in to his little web and you’ll be his prey until you do something about it. God help us all and the good old U.S. of America…

    • Jack
      March 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Well, when you post things likevthis you lose a good many people, but you have every right to post what you want. I suggest you stick to what you can prove. I do agree though, zobama says what helps his cause and his actions do not always follow what he says….Guantamo, Jewish settlements, thue health care debacle etc. without a doubt, Obama is a liar, but then again a lot of politicians are liars.

      • Laurence Almand
        June 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        Name ONE politician who was/is not a liar!

  19. Robert Jones
    March 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    There is another book that will enlighten a person about the second coming of Jesus, that seems to be coming very soon. The book, “The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan” by E. G. White will provide you with a lot of details about the Second Coming.

  20. Deb
    March 28, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I’m sorry, the camps are real. Just as the ads for employment for staffing them are real. And those are not old either. Apply and you will find out.
    The left behind series are Christian fiction based on the rapture. If you read the bible at face value you will see that it does not say Jesus comes twice. By this he does not come to rapture the church then come again to fight the last Battle. It’s all in the last book of the Bible. For anybody who will read it, don’t listen to a preacher tell you what he believes, pre/post/ rapture. Read it for yourself and see what it really says about all this. The left behind series was good, I read them. But they are books and fiction.

    Our government has caved in, from everything to gay marriage to you name it. All these training exercises, hollow point bullets which are illegal. They do not train with these.
    If you want to do something, get away from the opinions of the news media, it’s not the news anymore, it’s junk and opinions. Go to http://www.POPVOX.com and make an account and a user name and be polite when you weigh in on a bill, and your comment DOES go to your state reps and sometimes the pres too. And you will see what bill is in the house etc, and all bills they are trying to pass. Even the one that was 4 weeks or so past like the “No term limits on being president” Wonder who thought that one up, and you can see who supported or who did not support a bill, gives you a good idea of who to put a match under their pants. And watch the wording, because their was a bill that said NRA on it and the NRA had nothing to do with it at all. I have seen replies on there and you could tell people did not understand what they thought they did, Or that they did not read the text of the bill.
    Which is something you can click on …To read the text of a proposed bill or amendment.

    The Great Controversy has been around for a long time, check out the author and see what other books were written. Wasn’t this 7th day Adventist teachings?

  21. Norma
    July 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Blueprints:

    Kind of stupid to put the water anywhere near the mortuary.

    Except if the controllers dpn’t live there, and don’t care about Humans.

  22. October 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    FM 3-39.40 is one of many contingency documents which are the work of bureaucrats whose job it is to sit around brainstorming about potential disasters, etc. And while its implication awakes recollection of the internment of Japanese citizens during WW-II I don’t think there are immediate plans for implementation.

    But one thing that makes me somewhat uneasy is the massive order for hollow-point ammunition supposedly for “training purposes.” Training ammo is either ordinary lead ball or wad-cutter — NOT hollow-point.

    Hollow-point ammo is for use against living tissue.

  23. December 25, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Hello Folks,
    Can you say, “holocaust”?

  24. Army SSG
    January 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    First of all this manual is not classified it is public information that can be found on the library of congress website or the army pubs website. Second this is not a conspiracy to lock up American citizens. Third, an overwhelming majority of us military types are conservative god fearing people who would not follow an unlawful/unconstitutional order that deterring an American citizen would be. Fourth this FM is not new and is written as a manual to guide the setup of internment facilities during wartime operations and assisting civilians in staying away from the combat operations.

    How people think that the military could subdue the United States civilian population is beyond me. They are reducing the size and strength if the military that is already a measly 1% of the population. Also how conspiracy theorist could in their right mind think that the military is full of sheeple who will follow blindly is beyond me. The military is not the problem people. The military will not follow a presidential order that is unlawful. Officers will not cooperate with an unlawful order. Our sworn allegiance is to the constitution first.

    • Mikeee
      March 14, 2014 at 12:54 am

      While I agree with your points note that the manual describes the use of DHS Homland Sec and the UN. also note that the centuries old posse comitatis act has been gutted. The identification part asking for the detainee to be identified by SSAN totally wipes out any thought this is intended for foreign operations only. Normally if you want to keep a secret you should hide it in plain sight with a false flag look.

  25. Rowdy
    March 10, 2014 at 7:31 am

    It will not be totally the military (remember osatans comment that we needed a civilian force as large and as strong and as well funded as the military) and he has been building and funding them at an intense pace. Billions of rounds of ammo, Thousand and thousands of full auto assault weapons and a new shotgun from hell, with new style ammo for it that makes it one of the most lethal foot soldier weapons ever made. Gutting the military ranks of anyone he does not trust. Did you by chance see any of the videos of his fema trainees when he first started building his civilian Army. I saw vids of hundreds of trainees and guess what NOT a single white person in any of them, ALL black. Add to that the foreign troops now present in our country that will enjoy drawing down on Americans. Don’t be so naive.

  26. bigfoot
    May 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Learn to care for yourself, you’ve stopped the enslavement for yourself. Teach one to care for themselves, you’ve saved the world.

  27. someone
    June 27, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Um, am I the only person who sees the diagrams for transporting people, and if it came to it American Citizens in Trains, Boats, and Trucks in the same manor the Nazi’s did? I mean come the fuck on.

  28. August 15, 2014 at 3:15 am

    This may have a long history but the Patriot Act set it in motion. Bush got it enacted and Obama extended it. NSA made it feasible. Snowdon may have slowed it.

  29. August 15, 2014 at 3:19 am

    I do not know the origin of this but the Patriot Act set it in motion. Bush had it enacted and Obama extended it. NSA made it feasible. Snowden slowed it. Thank him for now at least.

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