CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual KUBARK–a CIA codename for itself–describes the qualifications of a successful. PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in Anticipating modern-day interrogation guides such as CIA’s “KUBARK. Major documents in the history of American intelligence interrogation are included in this unique ebook compilation, including two famous manuals, the CIA.

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They tend to think things through logically and to act deliberately. Archived from manuql original on The proprietary interests of the host government will frequently dictate interrogation by a liaison service rather than by KUBARK. Moreover, emotional-psychological schematizations sometimes present atypical extremes rather than the kinds of people commonly encountered by interrogators. Kubaark, unless it is considered that the prospective interrogatee is cooperative and will remain so indefinitely, the first step in planning an interrogation is to determine how long the source can be held.

The agency conducted trials investigating the effects of sensory deprivation [source: Wikisource has original text related to this article: He often carries around shiny coins, keepsakes, a bunch of keys, and other objects having for himself an actual or symbolic value. The Detailed Questioning 4.

Is there a torture manual?

They are not impulsive in behavior. The Theory of Coercion C. The intelligence service which is able to bring pertinent, modern knowledge to bear upon its problems enjoys huge advantages over a service which conducts its clandestine business in eighteenth century fashion. He is sometimes the youngest member of a large family, the child of a middle-aged woman a so-called “change-of-life baby”.


Creating a sense of unfamiliarity, disorientation and isolation seems to be the hallmarks of psychologically undermining a detainee in the purview of the KUBARK manual.

The CIA’s Torture Manual In Its Entirety, Part I | Stuff You Should Know

Repatriates are sometimes interrogated, cka other techniques are used more often. The CI interrogation techniques are discussed in an order of increasing intensity as the focus on source resistance grows sharper.

The intensely personal nature of the interrogation situation makes it all the more necessary that the KUBARK questioner should aim not for a personal triumph but for his true goal — the acquisition of all needed information by any authorized means.

The manuals in question have been referred to by various media sources as the “torture manuals”.

The Baltimore Sun reported that former Battalion member Jose Barrera said he was taught interrogation methods by U. Intelligence Categories B.

The CIA’s Declassified Torture Handbook: How to Create a “World of Fear, Terror, Anxiety, Dread.”

The Conclusion C. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat He has merely learned how to proceed indirectly if necessary. He may become an alcoholic or drug addict. The pitfalls of ignorance of the distinctive culture of the source have “[approx.

CIA Torture Manual: See Inside The Declassified KUBARK Handbook

The Star Wars Holiday Special of Retrieved November 7, We welcome debate and dissent, but personal — ad hominem — attacks on authors, other users or any individualabuse and defamatory language will not be tolerated. Establishing rapport is extremely important when dealing with this type. For this reason definitions have been omitted for such terms as burn notice, defector, escapee, and refugee.


And better you cooperate, because if you don’t, we’re going to bring them in and ciz them and torture them and kill them. They often reach decisions very slowly. It is frequently said that the interrogator should be “a good judge of human nature. The last section, on do’s and dont’s, is a return to the broader view of the opening parts; as a check-list, it is placed last solely for convenience.

And a principal source of aid today is scientific findings. BACK in the thick of the heavy, dark days of the Vietnam War, the CIA conducted a survey of the existing literature it had on torture, all of the studies carried out by reckless psychologists in the 50s, wisdom accrued from police beatings of suspects in interrogations, the effects of isolation, everything the most powerful clandestine service knew about torture and compiled it into what amounted to a field manual on how to best extract information from unwilling informants.

So simple a matter as greeting an interrogatee by his name at the opening of the session establishes in his mind the comforting awareness that he is considered as a person, not a squeezable sponge. The kind of person who cannot help personalizing, who becomes emotionally involved in the interrogation situation, may have chance and even spectacular successes as an interrogator but is almost certain to have a poor batting average.