Sep 9, The document was given the codename KUBARK and for decades it served as the standard for legally gray or black interrogation techniques. 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. This manual, the infamous KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation, dated July KUBARK was a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency cryptonym for the CIA itself.

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It is plainly true that the interrogation source cannot be understood in a vacuum, isolated from social context.

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The interrogation situation is intensely inter-personal; it is therefore all the more necessary to strike a counter-balance by an attitude which the subject clearly recognizes as essentially fair and objective. He may even have a system of morality that is all his own. It will probably prove rewarding if the room and the interrogator look exceptionally neat. The compliance may be voluntary or involuntary. For the Bush administration memos, see Torture Memos.

It is frequently said that the interrogator integrogation be “a good judge of human nature. Such an agent may feel confident enough not to be gravely concerned about himself. Intelligence Categories B. If withholding, they can often be handled effectively by the Mutt-and-Jeff technique discussed later in this paper. And like all other typologies, the system is plagued by overlap, so that some interrogatees will show characteristics of more than one group.

Except within the Communist frame of reference, they have paid less attention to the creation of internal controls — i. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The main defector reception center in Oberursel, near Frankfurt, West Germany. It is not claimed that the classification system presented here is complete; some interrogatees will not fit into any one of the groupings.


The Human Resource Exploitation Manual imterrogation was first publicized as the result of an investigative report into the human rights abuses in Honduras. Retrieved November 7, A calculated display of feeling employed for a specific purpose is an exception; but even under these circumstances the interrogator is kubakr full control.

The Structure of the Interrogation 1. The threat to inflict pain, for example, can trigger fears more damaging than the immediate manusl of pain.

This manual was first released to the Baltimore Sun in with heavy redactions, and received considerable coverage at the time. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Set up a giveaway.

But it is important to assuage the fear of denigration which afflicts many people when first interrogated by making it clear that the individuality of the interrogatee is recognized. The answer kubatk out to be yes. Perhaps the four qualifications of chief importance to the interrogator are 1 enough operational ihterrogation and experience to permit quack recognition of leads; 2 real familiarity with the language to be used; 3 extensive background knowledge about the interrogatee’s native country and intelligence service, if employed by one ; and 4 a genuine understanding of the source as a person.

In such circumstances the interrogator needs all the help that he can get. It is true that American psychologists have devoted somewhat more attention to Communist interrogation techniques, particularly “brainwashing”, than to U.

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The pitfalls of ignorance of the distinctive culture of the source have “[approx. As an adult he may have learned to cloak his resistance and become passive-aggressive, but his determination to get his own way is unaltered.


View in expanded screen. January 11, Sold by: The same manual states the importance of knowing local laws regarding detention but then notes, “Illegal detention always requires prior Manuzl [headquarters] approval. Although the brand of torture the CIA devised through more than a decade of trial and error may not inflict physical pain, it can still do some real damage.

Interrogatuon details File Size: The Theory of Coercion C. Email Icon resembling an envelope. Some texts even discuss the interrogator’s manners and grooming, and one prescribed the traits considered desirable in his secretary.

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He is — and always has been — intensely concerned about his personal possessions. US Kubbark Field Manual KUBARK CI ukbark are designed, almost invariably, to yield information about foreign intelligence and security services or Communist organizations. Educing Information – Interrogation: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Why a Draft Would Weaken the U. If an interrogatee lies persistently, an interrogator may report and dismiss him as a “pathological liar.

The manuals describe coercive techniques to be used “to induce psychological regression in the subject by bringing a superior outside interrogaton to bear on his will to resist.

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