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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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The capacity for resistance is diminished by disorientation.

Accusations levelled kubak him by the interrogator are likely to trigger such false confessions. The second temptation to avoid is the natural inclination to resort prematurely to ruses or coercive techniques in order to settle the matter then and there.

Time spent, after the interrogation ends, in fortifying the source’s sense of acceptance in the interrogator’s world may be only a kubarl of the time required to bottle ukbark his ukbark to gain revenge. The CIA found that the best methods for extracting information from detainees come not through the infliction of physical pain or torture, but through psychological torture. 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.

The interrogator who merely pretends, in his surface performance, to feel a given emotion or to hold a given attitude toward the source is likely to be unconvincing; the source quickly senses the deception. The interrogation of a resistant mmanual who is a staff or agent member of an Orbit intelligence or security service or of a clandestine Communist organization is one of the most exacting of professional tasks.

Or he may remain silent when accused, enjoying the “punishment. They are secretive and disinclined to confide in anyone else their plans and plots, which frequently concern the overthrow of some form kubarrk authority.

For example, the [approx. But a quick confrontation has two weaknesses: Sometimes his sense of superiority is interwoven with a kind of magical thinking that includes all sorts of superstitions and fantasies about controlling his environment. If it is decided, much later in the interrogation, to confront the interrogatee with proof of lying, the following related advice about legal cross-examination may prove helpful.


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

Both the Germans and the Chinese have used this trick effectively. The desire for approval provides the interrogator with a handle. This is the manuzl manual, and describes the use of 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. The skilled interrogator can save a great deal of time by understanding the emotional needs of the interrogates.

Typically he has a long history of being promising and of almost completing a significant assignment or achievement but not bringing it off. There is indeed a torture manual and the CIA literally wrote it. The interrogator’s goal is to obtain useful information kubaro facts about which the interrogatee presumably have acquired information.

She pauses, points at the interrogatee, and asks the guard how his name is spelled. Defectors can usually be interrogated unilaterally, at least for a time.

It is useful to recognize in advance whether the information desired would be threatening or damaging in any way to the interests of the interrogates. He is frequently a daredevil who compensates for his anxiety by pretending that there is no such thing as danger. The screener is interested in getting the subject to talk about himself. It is usually a poor practice to hand to even the most cooperative interrogatee an mubark list of questions and ask him to write the answers.

Defectors in particular, because they are often hostile toward any kind of authority, cause trouble by threatening or bringing suits in local courts, arranging publication of vengeful stories, or going to the local police.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals – Wikipedia

Most people — even many provocation agents who have been trained to recite a legend — will speak with some freedom about childhood events and familial relationships. The following questions, if asked, should be posed as soon as possible after the initial contact, while the walk-in is still under stress and before he has adjusted to a routine. 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.

We don’t need him any more. General Remarks B. Adopting the tone of an understanding father or big brother is likely to make the subject responsive. These in turn produce unnatural pauses, meaningless sounds designed to give the speaker more time, or other interruptions.


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.

Even though the interrogator now has the screening product, the rough classification by type, he needs to kubakr the subject in his own terms. Therefore they claim as manial right privileges not permitted others.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Skilled interrogators, for example, listen closely to voices and learn a great deal from them.

The CI interrogation techniques are discussed in an order of increasing intensity as the focus on source resistance grows sharper. Two dangers are especially likely to appear during the reconnaissance. He may feel like dealing more and more abruptly with reminiscences or digressions.

At the proper time, and during A’s absence, B warns the source not to tell A anything manuxl B suspects him of being an informant planted by the authorities. During the opening phase the interrogator will have charted the probable areas of resistance by noting those topics which caused emotional or physical reactions, speech blocks, or other indicators.

Gestures and postures also tell a story. Experiencing relief and exhilaration, the subject will usually find it impossible not to respond to innocuous comments on the weather and the flowers. A principal goal during the opening phase is to confirm the personality assessment obtained through screening and to allow the interrogator to gain a deeper understanding of the source as an individual.

Allowing the source to write letters, especially if he can mnual led to believe that they will be smuggled out without the knowledge of the authorities, may produce information which is difficult to extract by direct questioning. Additional valuable information on every aspect of interrogation and torture, including material from the al-Qaeda torture manual, is found in two great documents from the National Defense Intelligence College: So are persons who have been arrested several times.

They are also stubborn, although they may pretend cooperation or even believe that they are cooperating.