Immediate Release

Department of Defense Directs Review of Army Field Manual 2-22.3

Feb. 21, 2020

The Secretary of Defense has directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Director of National Intelligence, to review the Army Field Manual (FM) 2-22.3, Human Intelligence Collector Operations. This review is in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) which directed the review of FM 2-22.3 no sooner than three years after the enactment of the law.

The Department of Defense is committed to complying with the requirement to conduct a review of the field manual, and will work both internally and with our interagency partners to ensure it is completed thoroughly and expeditiously.

As directed by the FY16 NDAA, any potential revisions to the field manual adopted by the Secretary of Defense will be made available to the public 30 days prior to the date the revisions take effect. Additionally, the department will conduct a review of the field manual every three years thereafter.