This manual, the infamous KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation, dated July , is the source of much of the material in the second manual. KUBARK. Essential Guide to Interrogation and Torture: CIA KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual, Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual, Art and. KUBARK Manual: A User’s Guide to Torture? – The KUBARK manual was written by the CIA in the s as a means of standardizing interrogation techniques.

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Human beings communicate a great deal by non-verbal means. Threats and Fear G.

Sometimes such people actually commit crimes in order to confess and be punished. Clothes may also be taken simply to alienate the detainee and make him or her manuaal comfortable.

Accordingly, 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. Such items should be entered into the record, but it is normally preferable not to diverge from an impersonal topic in order to follow a biographic lead.

The correct method of using such a letter is to lead the witness quietly into repeating the statements he has made in his direct testimony, and which his letter contradicts.

Adopting the tone of an understanding father or big brother is likely to make the subject responsive. The interrogator is free to observe. His interest has shifted from the interrogatee himself, who jut a while ago was an interesting person, to the atsk of getting at what he knows. Techniques for the separate interrogations of linked sources are discussed in Part IX. None None An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed. There is nothing mysterious about interrogation.

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Compulsive gamblers who counterintellligence no real pleasure in winning but do find relief in losing belong to this class. The causes of most guilt complexes are real or fancied wrongs done to parents or others whom the subject felt he ought to love and honor. Here Horowitz’s study of the nature of confession is pertinent.


The “Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual — ” gives the suggestion that interrogators show the prisoner letters from home to give the prisoner the impression that the prisoner’s relatives are in danger or suffering. The counterintelligejce suggests forcing the detainee to stand at attention for long periods of time. However, the 5 percent of the noncollaborator sample who resisted actively – who were either decorated by the Army or considered to be ‘reactionaries’ by the Chinese – differed from the remaining group in precisely the same direction as the collaborator group and could not be distinguished from this group on any variable except age; the resisters were older ihterrogation the collaborators.

B is later brought into the outer office by a guard and placed where he mnaual hear, though not too clearly. He tends to brag and often lies through hunger for approval or praise.

He might even go back to your Soviet case officer and say that you haven’t returned because you agreed to stay here and work for us.

The threat to inflict pain, for example, can trigger fears more damaging than the immediate sensation of pain. I know I will not be tortured and that under the procedures of western law I can conduct myself boldly. Suspicion against a single cellmate may sometimes be broken down if he shows the source a hidden microphone that he has “found” and suggests that they talk only in whispers at the other end of the room.

It is important to understand that interrogation, as both situation and process, does of itself exert significant external pressure upon the interrogatee as long as he is not permitted to accustom himself to it. The pitfalls of ignorance of the distinctive culture of the source have “[approx.


A distinction should be drawn as soon as possible between sources who will be sent to [approx. Emotional resistance can be dissipated only by emotional manipulation. The history of interrogation is full of confessions and other self-incriminations that were in essence the result of a substitution of the interrogation world for the world outside.

Is there a torture manual?

After this investigation, the Department of Defense discontinued the use of counteintelligence manuals, directed their recovery to the extent practicable, and destroyed the copies in the field. Assumptions have normally been made already as to what he is withholding: The Globalization of U. Upon some subjects the shock of hearing their own voices unexpectedly is unnerving.

Every interrogation is shaped definitively by the personality of the source – and of the interrogator, because interrogation kubqrk an intensely interpersonal process.

A number of practical terminal details should also be considered in advance. If the interrogatee is believed cooperative, then from the beginning to the end of the process he should feel that the interrogator’s interest in him has remained constant. It is better to leave an avenue of escape, a loophole which permits the counterintellogence to correct his story without looking foolish. Now, however, he does so, and rapport may be strained.

For example, a source who refuses to talk at all can be placed in unpleasant solitary confinement for a time. From the outset, he knows a great deal more about the source than the source knows about him.