PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in interrogation, if perhaps for no other reason than to uncover a definition of. Its purpose is to provide guidelines for KUBARK interrogation, and particularly the counterintelligence interrogation of resistant sources. “An environment still more subject to control, such as water-tank or iron lung, is even more effective,” the KUBARK manual concludes.

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He now begins to probe these areas. After this investigation, the Department of Defense discontinued the use of the manuals, directed their recovery to the extent practicable, manul destroyed the copies in the field.

The Baltimore Sun was investigating “kidnapping, torture and murder” committed by the Mannual Battalion death squad. Whenever a number of interrogators is available, the percentage of successes is increased by careful matching of questioners and sources and by ensuring that rigid prescheduling does not prevent such matching.

He is also likely to make an unreliable agent because of his incapacity to deal with facts and to form real relationships. The “Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual — ” gives the suggestion that interrogators show the prisoner kuvark from home to give the prisoner the impression that the prisoner’s relatives are in danger or suffering.

Although extremely dependent and passive, he constantly demands that others take care of him and gratify his wishes. Regardless of his attitude toward the interrogator, his own personality, and his fears for the future, the person who is deeply devoted to a hostile cause will ordinarily prove strongly resistant manhal interrogation.

Because he is not kubari capable of distinguishing between fact and fantasy, he may be unaware of lying. The Detection of Malingering L.

The experience of the post-war years has 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.

Full particulars are needed. On the contrary, the goal is to generate maximum pressure, or at least as much as is needed to induce compliance. This kind of source is almost constantly happy-go-lucky, impulsive, inconsistent, and undependable. Any interrogatee has his ups and downs, times when he is tired or half-ill, times when his personal problems have left his nerves frayed. The person cast in the informer’s role may have been let out a back door at the beginning of these proceedings; or if cooperative, he may continue his role.


Later portions of this manual explore this topic in more detail. Such an agent may feel confident enough not to be gravely concerned about himself. It is usually a poor practice to hand to even the most cooperative interrogatee an orderly list of questions and ask him to write the answers.

Establishing rapport is extremely important when dealing with this type. 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. Questioning suspects immediately, on a flimsy factual basis, will usually cause waste of time, not save it.

This study is by no means confined to a resume and interpretation of psychological findings. These manuals recommend arresting suspects early in the morning by surprise, blindfolding them, and stripping them naked. Other reasons for changing interrogators should be anticipated and avoided at the outset. What’s the true story? The record also prevents later twistings or denials of admissions.

In other words, a subject who has finally divulged the information sought ,ubark who has been given a reason for divulging which salves his self-esteem, his conscience, or both will often be in a mood to take the final step of accepting the mnual s values and making common cause with him.

He has merely learned how to proceed indirectly kuark necessary. Within a short time most people who have begun talking about themselves go back to early experiences, so that merely by listening and occasionally making a quiet, encouraging remark the screener can learn a great deal.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. His real purpose is to test the sincerity reliability, manuak, etc. The chances of failure in an unplanned CI interrogation are unacceptably high. The interrogator should make a mental note of the topic that caused such a reaction. Moral considerations aside, the imposition of external techniques of manipulating people carries with it the grave risk of later kunark, adverse publicity, or other attempts to strike back.

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. This manual cannot teach anyone how to be, or become, a good interrogator.

The CIA wrote a torture manual more than 50 years ago, and then gave it to Latin American dictators

As interrogatees these people who “cannot stand prosperity” pose no special problem unless the interrogation impinges upon their feelings of guilt or the reasons for their past failures. The success of good interrogators depends in large measure upon their use, conscious or not, of these principles and of processes and techniques deriving from them. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat 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.


However, the non-coercive interrogation is not conducted without pressure. Like other interrogation aides, a scheme of categories is useful only if recognized for what it is — a set of labels that facilitate communication but are not the same as the persons thus labelled.

Like the guilt-ridden character, the schizoid character may be an unreliable subject for testing by LCFLUTTER because his internal needs lead him to confuse fact with fancy. US Army Field Manual Detention poses the most common of the legal problems.

CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

Old dogs can learn new tricks but not new ways of learning them. He may, in fact, exhibit most or all of them from time to time. It is also helpful to watch the subject’s mouth, which is as a rule much more revealing than his eyes. The more the screener knows about the subject’s native area and cultural background, the less likely is he to disturb the subject by an incongruous remark. The techniques used in nullifying resistance, inducing compliance, kubak eventually eliciting voluntary cooperation are discussed in Part VIII of this handbook.

Allowing an interrogatee to receive carefully selected letters from home can contribute to effects desired by the interrogator. The two manuals were completely declassified and released to the public in Mayand are now available online.

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It is the business of the interrogator to provide the right rationalization at the right time. A guard and a stenographer remain in the outer office with the interrogatee. 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.