The mission of Marine Counterintelligence (CI)/Human Intelligence (HUMINT) assets are to provide CI support and conduct CI and HUMINT operations in support of the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), other Marine Air Ground Task Forces (MAGTFs), or other units as directed.
(MOUT Homepage Note: The following tasks are based on the Commanderís Critical Intelligence Requirements (CCIRs), and are ultimately supervised and managed by the commanderís intelligence officer. HUMINT collection is but one of the information/intelligence assets available in an urban environment. In a Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) environment HUMINT becomes one - if not the most - important collection assets. However, the tasks assigned and the operations authorized must be evaluated in terms of the units intelligence collection plan. The risk versus potential payoff of utilizing human sources should always be weighed against the benefit of using other intelligence collection assets. That said, every member of a unit conducting urban operations is a HUMINT collector. The urban environment brings every member of a patrol, for example, into contact with the human/cultural elements of a complex area of operations. For this reason, every service member of a unit conducting MOUT must be fully aware of the information/intelligence collection requirements and be properly prebriefed and debriefed to ensure they have the highest possible level of "situational awareness" and are capable of providing useful information in support of the CCIRs).
1. Conduct tactical CI activities and operations, including CI force protection source operations, in support of MAGTF or joint operations.
2. Conduct screening, debriefing and interrogation of personnel of intelligence/CI interest.
3. Direct and supervise intelligence activities conducted within the intoerrogation facility and material exploitation facility.
4. Perform CI and terrorism threat analysis and assist in the preparation of CI and intelligence studies, orders, estimates, and plans.
5. Conduct low-level-source HUMINT operations.
6. Collect and maintain information designed to identify, locate, and recover captured or missing personnel.
7. Debrief friendly personnel recovered from prisoner of war, hostage, or detainee status.
8. Translate and exploit captured documents. (MOUT Homepage Note: This includes hard copy, video and audio material)
9. Conduct limited CI investigations during combat or operations other than war.
10. Conduct CI surveys and evaluations.
11. Conduct Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) operations.
12. Maintain foreign area specialists who can provide sociological, economic, cultural and geo-political information about the area of operations.
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