KUBARK Manual: A User’s Guide to Torture? – The KUBARK manual was written by the CIA in the s as a means of standardizing interrogation techniques. This manual cannot teach anyone how to be, or become, a good Its purpose is to provide guidelines for KUBARK interrogation, and. “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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Retrieved from ” https: And he can create and amplify an effect of omniscience in a number of ways. 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.

It kubqrk that determining the subject’s “ordinal position” before questioning begins may be useful to the interrogator. The whole purpose of screening and a major purpose of the first stage of the interrogation is to probe the strengths and weaknesses of the subject.

He is also likely to make an unreliable agent because of his incapacity to deal with facts and to form real relationships. Occasionally manuzis information needed from a recalcitrant interrogatee is obtainable from a willing source. His whole life seems devoted to reliving his feelings ,ubark guilt.

This kind of person affixes himself to others like a leech and clings obsessively. When, in the judgment of the interrogator, B is fairly well convinced that A has broken down and told his story, the interrogator may elect to say to B, “Now that A has come clean with us, I’d like to let him go. Real difficulties are more frequently created by interrogatees who have succeeded in withholding.

The CIA found that the best methods for extracting information from detainees kubrk not through the infliction of physical pain or torture, but through psychological torture.

Then a friendly soul treats him to an unexpected walk in the woods. Of all the types considered here, the exception is likeliest to carry an alleged injustice dealt him by KUBARK to the newspapers or the courts.


KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation – Wikisource, the free online library

The choice of methods depends in part upon the answer to this question. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc.

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. There’s no hurry now.

The task of screening is made easier by the fact that the screener is interested in the subject, not in the information which he may possess. He is sometimes the youngest member of a large family, the child of a middle-aged woman a so-called “change-of-life baby”.

Interrogation sessions with a resistant source who is under detention should not be held on an unvarying schedule. For example, a source who refuses to talk at all can be placed in unpleasant solitary confinement for a time.

Documents from Bloc countries, or those which are in any respect unusual or unfamiliar, are customarily sent to the proper field or headquarters component for technical analysis. In either event, he is unlikely to cause serious trouble in the future. And for interrogation purposes the ways in which he differs from the abstract type may be more significant than the ways in which he conforms.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: But for counterintelligence purposes the debate is academic. If he succumbs to it, and becomes engaged in a battle of wits, he may not be able to accomplish the task at hand.

A few of the following items are drawn from Sheehan. Has a quit-claim been obtained? Accusations levelled at him by the interrogator are likely to trigger such false confessions. Now, however, he keeps coming back to each area of sensitivity until he has determined the location of each and the intensity of the defenses.

The screening report itself is brought to life, the type becomes an individual, as the subject talks. 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.


Such comments as, “That must have been a maunais time for you and your family,” or “Yes, I can see why you were angry,” manuaais “It sounds exciting” are sufficiently innocuous not to distract the subject, yet provide adequate evidence of sympathetic interest. The real world seems to him empty and meaningless, in contrast with the mysteriously significant manuals that he has made.

But the successful establishment of rapport will tend to eliminate innocent blocks, or at least to keep them to a minimum. Feeling that these misfortunes were undeserved, the exceptions regard them as injustices that someone or something must rectify.

The best defense against such attacks is prevention, through enlistment or enforcement of compliance. The interrogator who is dealing with an orderly-obstinate character should avoid the role of hostile authority. Unless the interrogation is soon over, the interrogatee’s attitude toward his questioner amnuais not likely to remain constant. Persons with intense guilt feelings mxnuais cease resistance and cooperate if punished in some way, because of the gratification induced by punishment.

The source owes it to himself to be sure that the interrogator hears both sides of the story. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April His primary interest, from the beginning, may be the acquisition of information about the interrogator and his service. The witness is whisked past the interrogatee; the two are not allowed to speak to each other. Another reason for avoiding note-taking is that it distracts and sometimes worries the interrogatee.

The Conclusion C. Whenever a person is talking about a subject of consequence to himself, he goes through a process of advance self-monitoring, performed at lightning speed. The search of the pertinent scientific literature disclosed no reports of studies based on common denominator traits of successful interrogators or any other controlled inquiries that would invest these lists with any objective validity.