This manual, the infamous KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation, dated July , is the source of much of the material in the second manual. KUBARK. Its purpose is to provide guidelines for KUBARK interrogation, and particularly the counterintelligence interrogation of resistant sources. This page report, classified Secret, was drafted in July as a comprehensive guide for training interrogators in the art of obtaining.

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Obviously, many resistant subjects of counterintelligence interrogation cannot be brought to cooperation, or even to compliance, merely through pressures which they generate within themselves or through the unreinforced effect of the interrogation situation.

KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation

The interrogator can and does make the subject’s world not only unlike the world to which he had been accustomed but also strange in itself – a world in which familiar patterns of time, space, and sensory perception are overthrown. One textbook on interrogation lists the following physical indicators of emotions and recommends that interrogators note them, not as conclusive proofs but as assessment aids:.

Emotional resistance can be dissipated only by emotional manipulation. This point is particularly important if the interrogatee is a defector faced with bewildering changes and in a highly emotional state. The choice of methods to be used in overcoming resistance is also determined by the characteristics of the interrogatee. Debriefing questions should usually be couched to provoke a positive answer and should be specific.

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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. For example, the electric current should be known in advance, so that transformers or other modifying devices will be on hand if needed.

Or the assumption may be that he had knowledge of such activities carried out by someone else. The second is that even if they prove accurate for interrofation groups, the data are like those in actuarial tables; they have no specific predictive value for individuals.


As a rule, the best way for the interrogator to keep the relationship on an even keel is to maintain the same quiet, relaxed, and open-minded attitude from start to finish. Interrogqtion for participation will usually come [approx.

Kimberly rated it liked it Mar 24, The same manual states the importance of knowing local laws regarding detention but then notes, “Illegal detention always requires prior HQS [headquarters] approval. Questioning suspects immediately, on a flimsy factual basis, will usually cause waste of time, not save it.

Merely by cutting off all other human contacts, “the interrogator monopolizes the social environment of the source. We aim to maintain an inviting space to focus on intelligent interactions and debates. His money and other possessions have for him a personalized quality; they are parts of himself.

The categories are based upon the fact that a person’s past is always reflected, however dimily, in his present ethics and behavior. Defectors can interrogwtion be interrogated unilaterally, at least for a time. Sometimes you have to do evil to do more ccounterintelligence Soon after, the U. The aim is to enhance this effect, to disrupt radically the familiar emotional and psychological associations of the subject.

Wiltse rated it it was amazing Dec 21, If they are interrogated, the reason is that they are known or believed to fall into one of the following categories.

He is trying to do two kubakr contradictory things at once: In the name of defending democracy, the manuals advocate profoundly undemocratic methods. Any anxious inquiries from either can be met by a knowing grin and some such reply as, “We’ll get to you in due time.

Is there a torture manual?

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. The Haunted Mixtape of the Vietnam War. Preliminary assessment of motivation including political orientationreliability, and capability as observer and reporter. If he continues to withhold, the interrogator may take his side by stating, “You know, I’m not at all convinced that so-and-so told a vounterintelligence story. The Nature of Counterintelligence Interrogation B. At best it can help readers to avoid the characteristic mistakes of poor interrogators.


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They tend to think things through logically and to act deliberately. Whether the furniture should include a desk depends not upon the interrogator’s convenience but rather upon the subject’s anticipated reaction to connotations of superiority and officialdom.

First of all, I don’t see wh First of all let me say that you can get this document for free by googling it in pdf format. The ideal solution would be to avoid all categorizing.

This work is of sufficient importance and relevance that it is no longer possible to discuss interrogation significantly without reference to the psychological research conducted in the past decade.

And better you cooperate, because if you don’t, we’re going to bring them in and rape them and torture them and kill them. Not the reaction but a failure to report it would be evidence of a lack of professionalism. In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. CIA interrogations chief was involved in Latin American torture camps”.

The causes of intense concealed anxiety are too complex and subtle to permit discussion of the subject in this paper.

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