CHAPTER XXV]
                        NEUTRALIZING CI TARGETS


     When identifying the potential CI target, those are categorized by their
corresponding types. It is imperative to know not only the identity of the
target or the team, but also all the possible history information and
functions of the target. Experiences have shown us that a follow-up of a
specific target, the best methods are traps and intercept tactics.


     A.    Determine what Target is going to be neutralized.

     B.    Analyze the CI target work sheet (SEE FIGURE #1) to be able to

     1.    The target that has been assigned to your CI team (columns 2 and

     2.    The target localization (column 4).

     3.    The necessary requirements for this coordination (column 6).

     C.    Determine the method for neutralization of personalities:

     1.    Select the method to neutralize personalities:

           a.   Place the identity of the target in the black grey and white

NOTE:  Placing the target identity in the above-mentioned lists do not
neutralizes him if the target is "undercover" or "clandestine", but it
constitutes the first phase of this type of neutralization and allows the
friendly forces to detain the target if they find him in the area of

     b.    Carry out the investigation operations and or approach and search
and review to segregate, identify and detain the target personalities.



LN324-91 c. Carry out the psychological operations against the personalities: 1) Carry out the propaganda operations to discredit the target. NOTE: Operations of this type must be prepared in detail and coordinated through the G5 (Civilian Affairs). 2) Carry out operations so as to make the target supervisors loose trust in him. 3) Carry out operations so that the enemy believes that his agent(s) has been uncovered or committed. d. Carry out Deceit/conceal operations. Neutralization through deception could work WITH the use of false information to confuse the target. e. Neutralize the personality target through the capture, detention or the exile. f. Use the population control and other resources: 1) Use controls to locate and capture the target, such as: a) Search all persons in the target's area. b) Give identity badges to the population. c) Impose rationing of resources, such as, provisions, the food, etc., and give the population rationing cards. NOTE: The targets that are of CI interest will try to avoid all these controls so as to avoid been captured or identified. Persons that do not have the badge in their possession or the rationing card, automatically will become suspicious. 2) Use controls to limit or slow down the movements of the target, such as: a) Requiring official passes to access specific areas. 231
LN324-91 b) Implement a curfew which will restrict all movement during specific hours of the day. c) Use restricted areas to deny the target to have access to certain activities. 2. Select methods to neutralize the teams. The same methods that are used to neutralize the personalities could be used for the teams. An additional method is to infiltrate an agent within the infrastructure a team to spread rumors and false information. 3. Select a method to neutralize the installations: a. Carry out approach, search and review operations to: 1) Segregate and contain the persons or teams in the particular installation or area. 2) Investigation, identification, and detention of a CI target. b. Carry out combat operations to: 1) Segregate and contain the installations. 2) Detain the occupants. 3) Destroy the installation. c. Carry out deception and conceal operations that cause the CI target to change the direction of his intelligence collection and to prevent him to concentrate WITH his main mission. 3) Select methods to neutralize documents: a. The two basic methods to neutralize documents are: 1) Capture 2) Destruction b. Any of the two methods could be carried out using the operations of review, investigation and combat mentioned above to effectively neutralize the documents and so prevent the enemy from using them. 232
LN324-91 D. Determine the operational requirements: 1. Determine the personal requirements (How many persons you need for the operation): a. Determine the number of persons b. Determine what qualifications and skills will be needed to fulfill the mission (interrogation agents, interpreters, etc.) c. Determine what special support you need for the mission: 1) Support from the combat troops to close the area where the search and review operations will take place. 2) Military police to give support during the review operations. 3) Determine (if possible) if the installation area is mined or if it has traps (booby traps). 4) Determine what other additional support you may need. 2. Determine the team requirements: a. Identify the arms that the teams will need to carry out the review and detention. b. Identify what type of communications you will use. c. Determine if you will need any codes or special key words. d. Identify what transport support you will need. e. Identify how you will transport the targets, or how you will evacuate the area. 3. Determine the time frame: a. Determine how much time you will need to carry out the neutralization. b. Identify the ideal time to carry out the attack against the target. 233
LN324-91 c. Determine if vigilance is needed and if there is enough time to carry out the same. d. Determine on what date should the mission be completed. E. Prepare the operational plan: 1. Coordinate WITH the appropriate commanders to get the support personnel. 2. Arrange the procurement of the specialized team. 3. Procure the official funds for the operation. 4. Procure the communication equipment. 5. Coordinate WITH the combat commanders in the area the whereabouts of the target. a. Inform the commander when, where, what and how the operation will take place to avoid conflicts in your responsibility area. b. Make arrangements for any assistance you may need while in that area. c. Coordinate the support of (short and long arms) in case it would be necessary. 6. Guide the team over the concept of the operation. Make sure that all the members of the team are aware of their responsibilities. 7. Guide the support troops: a. Explain in detail the role they will play in the operation. b. Indicate if they need arms or specialized equipment. c. Emphasize the need to fulfill the time frame requirements. F. Carry out the operation: 1. Move towards the target. a. Carry out a final check to make sure that all the participants understand their responsibilities. 234
LN 324-91 b. Carry out a final coordination if necessary. 1. Safeguard the target: a. Make sure that the troops are in their assigned positions. b. Carry out the review and detention. 2. Dispose of the target: a. Arrange the transfer of the target personnel and or the documents. b. Destroy the target installations. 235