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CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

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Threats and threatening gestures, table-pounding, pouncing on evasions or lies, and any similarly authoritative tactics will only awaken in such a subject his old anxieties and habitual defense mechanisms.

Repatriates are sometimes interrogated, although other techniques are used more kubarkk.

Such facts as are available suggest that the latter have a slight advantage. Read more Click here to go to the current weekly digest or pick another article: In a page advising against using coercive techniques was inserted at kuhark front of Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual. Usually the odds still favor the interrogator, but they are sharply cut by the training, experience, patience and toughness of the interrogatee.

Its purpose is to provide guidelines for KUBARK interrogation, and kbuark the counterintelligence interrogation of resistant sources. The approach of the psychologists is customarily manipulative; that is, they suggest methods of imposing controls or manyal upon the interrogatee from the outside. But unlike a police interrogation, the CI interrogation is not aimed at causing the interrogatee to incriminate himself as a means of bringing him to trial.

Knowledge of subject matter and of the basic principles will not of itself create a successful interrogation, but it will make possible maual avoidance of mistakes that are characteristic of poor interrogation. People in this category are characteristically frugal, orderly, and cold; frequently they are quite intellectual.


The purpose, then, ciq not to teach the reader how to be a good interrogator but rather to tell him what he must learn in order to become a good interrogator. The CI interrogator dealing with an uncooperative interrogatee who has been well-briefed by a hostile service on the legal restrictions under which ODYOKE services operate must expect some effective delaying tactics.

For more information go to: These manuals recommend arresting suspects early in the morning by surprise, blindfolding them, and stripping them naked. The pitfalls of ignorance of the distinctive culture of the source have “[approx. Remembering that time is on his side, the interrogator should arrange to get as much of it as he needs.

The handling and questioning of defectors are subject to the provisions of [one or two words deleted] Directive No.

For example, “While we do not stress the use of coercive techniques, we do want to make you aware of them and the proper way to use them”, has been altered to, “While we deplore the use of coercive techniques, we do want to make you aware of them so that you may avoid them. Such typologies also cause disagreement even among professional psychiatrists and psychologists.

The use of beginning interrogators as screeners see part VI is also recommended. Physical pain, however, is ultimately deemed counterproductive by the manual. His money and other possessions have for him a personalized quality; they are parts of himself.

The profound fear and hatred of authority, persisting since childhood, is often well-concealed in adulthood, For example, such a person may confess easily and quickly under interrogation, even to acts that he did not commit, in order to throw the interrogator off the trail of a significant discovery or, more rarely, because of feelings of guilt. It will probably prove rewarding if the room and the interrogator look exceptionally neat. From the viewpoint of the intelligence service the categories of persons who most frequently provide useful information in response to questioning are travellers; repatriates; defectors, escapees, and refugees; transferred sources; agents, including provocateurs, kubaek agents, and penetration agents; and swindlers and lubark.


Because interviewing, debriefing, and eliciting are simpler methods of obtaining information from cooperative subjects, interrogation is usually reserved for sources who are suspect, resistant, or both.

This is the oldest 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. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Click here to go mamual the current weekly digest or pick another article:.

They are also stubborn, although they may pretend cooperation or even believe that they are cooperating. Suspects should be held incommunicado and should be deprived of any kind of normal routine in eating and sleeping. Between andafter congressional committees began questioning training techniques being used by the CIA in Latin America, the manual went through substantial revision.

First, such interrogations should not be conducted for reasons lying outside the sphere of Kubar s responsibilities. 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.