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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In accordance with Title 17 U. Progressive Management January 11, Publication Date: Patterns from the Past”.

Is there a torture manual?

In such circumstances the interrogator needs all the help inteerrogation he can get. The answer turned out to be yes. Interrogation rooms should be windowless, soundproof, dark and without toilets. A Vietnamese paratrooper threatens a suspected Viet Cong soldier with a bayonet during an interrogation in iinterrogation A number of studies of interrogation discuss qualities said to be desirable in an interrogator.

Most of the intelligence terminology employed here which may once have been ambiguous has been clarified through usage or through KUBARK instructions.

Moral considerations aside, the imposition of external techniques of manipulating people carries with it the grave risk of later lawsuits, adverse publicity, or other attempts to strike back. The report suggests forcing the detainee to stand at attention for long periods of time. The agency conducted trials investigating the effects of sensory deprivation [source: All analyses of the defector-refugee flow have shown that the Interrogation services are well-aware of the advantages offered by this channel as a means of planting their agents in target countries.

The use of beginning interrogators as screeners see part VI is also recommended. These manuals were prepared by the U. Handwritten changes were also introduced haphazardly into the text.

The quick release of the new material is a mabual lesson in the value of using, when appropriate, the MDR request. The Wave of the Future That Wasn’t. What follows is the manual in its entirety, from a version downloaded by me initially sometime in as research for a HowStuffWorks article titled, Is there a torture manual? Sometimes his sense of superiority is interwoven with a kind of magical thinking interrkgation includes all sorts of superstitions and fantasies interrgoation controlling his environment.


January 11, Sold by: He has merely learned interrogaiton to proceed indirectly if necessary. The assessment of interrogaton is based upon the compilation and use of psychological as well as biographic detail. Those who urge the former argue that the basic emotional-psychological patterns do not vary significantly with time, place, or culture. So, too, are using hypnosis and drugs to extract information. But for counterintelligence purposes the debate is academic.

The Baltimore Sun was investigating “kidnapping, torture and murder” committed by the Honduran Battalion death squad. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. After this investigation, the Department of Defense discontinued the use of the manuals, directed their recovery to the extent practicable, and destroyed the copies in the field.

One general kubaark is introduced now, however, because it is considered basic to the establishment of rapport, upon which the success of non-coercive interrogation depends. The Baltimore Sun reported that former Battalion member Jose Barrera said he was taught interrogation methods by U. Detention poses the most common of the legal problems.

The last section, on do’s and dont’s, is a return to the broader view of the opening parts; as a check-list, it is placed last solely for convenience.

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Preliminary assessment of motivation including political orientationreliability, and capability as observer and reporter. They are secretive and disinclined to confide in anyone else their plans and plots, which frequently concern the overthrow of some form of authority. A later section of this manual interrogztion with the preliminary testing of bona fides.

Basically, all schemes for labelling people kubatk wrong per se; applied arbitrarily, they always produce distortions. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Defectors, escapees, and refugees are normally interrogated at sufficient length to permit at least a preliminary testing of bona fides.

Retrieved from ” https: School of Americas training manual titles [1]. A User’s Guide to Torture? The latter school maintains the kubaek of a national character and sub-national categories, and interrogation guides based on this principle recommend approaches tailored to geographical cultures.


He is not able to withstand very much pressure; he reacts to a challenge not by increasing his efforts but rather by running away to avoid conflict. For more information go to: With this common understanding established, the interrogation can move on to impersonal matters and will not later be thwarted or interrupted — or at least not as often — by irrelevant answers designed not to provide facts but to prove that the interrogatee is a respectable member of the human race.

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Whenever possible, KUBARK should secure a copy of the file or its full informational equivalent before accepting custody.

The kind of person who cannot help personalizing, who becomes emotionally involved in the interrogation situation, may have chance and even spectacular successes as an interrogator but is almost certain to have a poor batting average. This manual was first released to the Baltimore Sun in with heavy redactions, and received considerable coverage at the time. Above all, the interrogator must remember that finding some of the characteristics of the group in a single source does not warrant an immediate conclusion that the source inetrrogation to” the group, and that even correct labelling is not the equivalent of understanding people but merely an aid to understanding.

People in this category are characteristically frugal, orderly, and niterrogation frequently they are quite intellectual. Many provocation agents are walk-ins posing as escapees, refugees, or defectors in order to penetrate emigre groups, ODYOKE intelligence, or other targets assigned by hostile services.

Accordingly, unless it manuall considered that the prospective interrogatee is cooperative and will remain so indefinitely, the first step in planning an interrogation is to determine how kuark the source can be held. The pitfalls of ignorance of the distinctive culture of the source have “[approx. A newer book, largely a revision of the KUBARK kubarrk, draws the same foundational conclusion — that psychological torment is paramount to physical abuse.