This manual, the infamous KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation, dated July , is the source of much of the material in the second manual. KUBARK. Its purpose is to provide guidelines for KUBARK interrogation, and particularly the counterintelligence interrogation of resistant sources. This page report, classified Secret, was drafted in July as a comprehensive guide for training interrogators in the art of obtaining.

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Or he may project himself kubarl the resistant interrogatee as powerful and ominous in order to eradicate resistance and create the necessary conditions for rapport while remaining wholly uncommitted at the deeper level, noting the significance of the subjects reactions and the effectiveness of his own performance. This self-monitoring is more intense if the person is talking to a stranger and especially intense if he is answering the stranger’s questions.

I cannot ignore though what the content represents and how it was used.

Basically, all schemes for labelling people are wrong per se; applied arbitrarily, they always produce distortions. If he does not, the interrogator makes an effort to draw him out counterintelliigence a hostile agent recently convicted in court or otherwise known to the witness. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

On the other hand, the interrogator must not accede to demands which cannot or should not be met. The interrogator should resist this tendency.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals

Another advantage of the tape is that it can be played back later. The aim is to enhance this effect, to disrupt radically the familiar emotional and psychological associations of the subject.

It is a profound mistake to write off a successfully resistant interrogatee or one whose questioning was ended before his potential was exhausted. 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.

Every effort has been made to report and interpret these findings in our own language, in place of the terminology employed by the psychologists.


Such an agent may feel confident enough not to be gravely concerned about himself. Clothes may also be taken simply to alienate the detainee and make him or her less comfortable. Antonio rated it really liked it Sep 16, The report suggests forcing the detainee to stand at attention for long periods of time. CIA interrogations chief was involved in Latin American torture camps”. MuckRock users can file, duplicate, track, and share public records requests like this one.

He will be offended and may become wholly uncooperative if faced with insistent demands for the naked what. For example in “Threats and Fears,” the CIA authors note that “the threat of coercion usually weakens or destroys resistance more effectively than coercion it Released by the Freedom of Information Act.

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The manuals describe coercive techniques to be used “to induce psychological regression in the subject by bringing a superior outside force to bear on his will to resist. But it is important to assuage the fear counterintellignce denigration which afflicts many people when first interrogated by making it clear that the individuality of the interrogatee is recognized.

Pauses are also significant.

Horowitz has been quoted and summarized at some length because it is considered that the foregoing is a basically sound account of the processes that evoke confessions from sources whose resistance is not strong at the outset, who have not previously-been confronted with detention and interrogation, and who have not been trained by an adversary intelligence or security service in resistance techniques. Unless the interrogation is soon over, the interrogatee’s attitude toward his questioner is not likely to remain constant.

The complexities of dealing with conscience-ridden interrogatees vary so widely from case to case that it is almost impossible to list sound general principles. Its purpose is to keep from the questioner any guilty information or information that would be damaging to the speaker’s self-esteem.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals – Wikipedia

Arrangements are usually made to record the interrogation, transmit it to another room, or do both. The causes of most guilt complexes are real or fancied wrongs done to parents or others whom the subject felt he ought to love and honor.


Therefore prior Headquarters approval at the KUDOVE level must be obtained for the interrogation of any source against his will and under any of the following circumstances:. The interrogator should make a mental note of the topic that caused such a reaction. This is not to say that egotistic types should be allowed to bask at length in the warmth of individual recognition.

If the room is also used for purposes other than interrogation, a “Do Not Disturb” sign or its equivalent should hang on cuonterintelligence door when questioning is under way.

The time available for unilateral testing and exploitation should be calculated at the outset, with a fair regard for counterintelligejce rights and interests of other members of the intelligence community. If so, the interrogator should consider whether the same information, or confirmation of it, can be gained from another source.

The major routine considerations are the following:. The Baltimore Sun reported that former Battalion member Jose Barrera said he was taught interrogation methods by U. He grows abusive, reaches a climax, and then says, “Well, that’s better.

The act of recording the stray item or thought on paper fixes it in the interrogatee’s mind. Some treatises on interrogation are emphatic about the value of arranging the lighting so that its source is behind the interrogator and glares directly at the subject. His money and other possessions have for him a personalized quality; they are parts of himself. The Opening 2. Why does a person convict himself through a confession, when, at the very worst, no confession would leave him at least as well off and possibly better off?

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.

The questioner should not accept a blanket negative without probing.