Captured mines and boobytraps should be analyzed or tested only by trained
weapons/munitions specialists. Extreme caution must be exercised when taut wire and pull
releases or similar releases are encountered. Unusual mechanisms used as boobytraps should
be reported immediately by the finding unit through intelligence channels to the technical
intelligence company by spot report. Countermeasures must be coordinated with EOD
personnel. Final disposal of explosive components or hazardous materials associated with
such devices and with recovered ammunition is the responsibility of EOD personnel.
4. Security and Escort.
Many items of foreign materiel acquired by U.S. Forces, and determined to be of technical intelligence
value will require safeguarding in storage, as well as during evacuation. Such items may be sensitive
due to their criticality or because of a U.S. classification assigned.
Initially, the finding unit is responsible for safeguarding materiel, based on instructions from the next
higher headquarters. Safeguarding is required to prevent looting, loss, destruction, or recapture by the
enemy. Military police elements normally provide physical security at storage and during evacuation
when foreign materiel is sensitive or special value. Particular attention must be paid to the peculiarities
of nuclear weapons escort and the technical escort requirement for NBC materiel.
PART C: ON-SITE ANALYSIS METHODS
When foreign materiel, including NBC equipment, is captured, the capturing unit may be directed to
evacuate the items to the collection and classification company, or leave it in place for on-site analysis
and guard it. A preliminary examination will be made by technical intelligence personnel. Unit chemical
personnel will not perform on-site analysis, but may coordinate with the intelligence unit when NBC
items are involved. When materiel does not have to remain in place for intelligence evaluation and the
discovering unit is incapable of evacuating it, the unit may request evacuation assistance directly from
the command responsible for direct support maintenance. Evacuation may be direct from a
maintenance collecting point to the technical intelligence company at field army.