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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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The New York Times ]. The experience of the post-war years kkbark demonstrated that Soviet defectors 1 almost never defect solely or primarily because of inducement by a Western service, 2 usually leave the USSR for personal rather than ideological reasons, and 3 are often RIS agents. While the excerpts released by the Pentagon are a useful and not misleading selection of the most egregious passages, the ones most clearly advocating torture, execution and blackmail, they do not provide adequate insight into the manuals’ highly objectionable framework.

The s appear to have been a time when the CIA put a tremendous amount of energy kubadk perfecting jubark science of torture. The categories are based ca the fact that a person’s past is always reflected, however dimily, in his present ethics and behavior. Yet detention in a controlled environment and perhaps for a lengthy period is frequently essential to a successful counterintelligence interrogation of a recalcitrant source.

The two typologies most frequently advocated are psychologic-emotional and geographic-cultural. Those concerned with the interrogation of defectors, escapees, refugees, or repatriates should know these references.

For this reason definitions have been manial for such terms as burn notice, defector, escapee, and refugee. The Latin America Working Group criticized this: It follows that errors in assessment and in handling are likelier to result from snap judgments based upon the assumption of innate skill in judging others than from holding such judgments in abeyance until enough facts are known. Why a Draft Would Weaken the U.


The professional peddler with several IS contacts may prove an exception; but he will usually give the edge to a host security service because otherwise he cannot function with impunity.

What follows is the manual in its entirety, from a version downloaded by me initially sometime in as research ,ubark a HowStuffWorks article titled, Is there a torture manual? Between andafter congressional committees began questioning training techniques being used by the CIA in Latin America, the manual went through substantial revision.

The interrogator who is dealing with an orderly-obstinate character should avoid the role of hostile authority.

The latter school maintains the existence of a national character and sub-national categories, and interrogation guides based on this principle recommend approaches tailored to geographical cultures. The manual gives the suggestion that prisoners be deprived of sleep and food, and made to maintain rigid positions, such as standing at attention for long periods.

Since KUBARK employees cannot be witnesses in court, each investigation must be conducted kubarm such a manner that evidence obtained may be properly introduced if the case comes to trial. Such typologies also cause disagreement even among professional psychiatrists and psychologists. Heightened Suggestibility and Hypnosis J. In the opening phases of interrogation, or in a quick interrogation, we are compelled to make some use of the shorthand of categorizing, despite distortions. But for counterintelligence purposes the debate is academic.

They tend to think things through logically and to act deliberately. Orderly-obstinate interrogatees often collect coins or other objects as a kubarrk time spent in sharing their interests may thaw some of the ice.

Learn how your comment data is processed. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Instead, the manuals provide detailed techniques for infiltrating social movements, interrogating suspects, surveillance, maintaining military secrecy, recruiting and retaining spies, and controlling the population.

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CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

The use of beginning interrogators as screeners see part VI is also recommended. Retrieved November 7, A calculated display of feeling employed for a specific purpose is an exception; kubaark even under these circumstances the interrogator is in full control. Other definitions have been included despite a common agreement about meaning if the significance is shaded by the context.

The compliance may be voluntary or involuntary.

Thereafter the provocateur may be questioned for operational and positive intelligence as well as counterintelligence provided that proper cognizance is taken of his status during the questioning and later, when reports are prepared.

Interrogation of them is usually inconclusive and, if prolonged, unrewarding.

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

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.

At best it can help readers to avoid the characteristic mistakes of poor interrogators. Remembering that time is on his iubark, the interrogator should arrange to get as much of it as he needs. This is the oldest manual, and describes the use kubxrk abusive techniques, as exemplified by two references to the use of electric shock, in addition to use of threats and fear, sensory deprivation, and isolation.

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