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Definition Edit

A human intelligence source (HUMINT source) is

[a] person from whom information is collected for the purpose of producing intelligence. Human intelligence sources can include friendly, neutral, or hostile personnel.[1]

Overview Edit

"The source may either possess first- or second-hand knowledge normally obtained through sight or hearing. Potential HUMINT sources include threat, neutral, and friendly military and civilian personnel. Categories of HUMINT sources include but are not limited to detainees, refugees, DPs, local inhabitants, friendly forces, and members of foreign governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)."[2]

References Edit

  1. Operational Terms and Graphics, at 1-95.
  2. FM 2-22.3, at 1-1.

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