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. Approved For Rel /08/ CIA-RDPR’N/+ Proposed Dispatch SUBJECT: KUBARK Retirement Program 1. KUBARK policy . PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in Anticipating modern-day interrogation guides such as CIA’s “KUBARK.

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His primary interest, from the beginning, may be the acquisition of information about the interrogator and his service. Caballero said CIA instructors taught him to discover what his prisoners loved and what they hated, “If a person did not like cockroaches, then that person might be more cooperative if there were cockroaches running around the room” [11] The methods taught in the manual and those used by Battalion in the early s show unmistakable similarities.

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.

The CIA’s 1963 Torture Manual In Its Entirety, Part I

Repatriates are sometimes kubadk, although other techniques are used more often. The interrogation of DA’s frequently follows a determination or strong suspicion that the double is “giving the edge” to the adversary service. First, such interrogations should not be conducted for reasons lying outside the sphere of KUBARK’ s responsibilities.

The CI interrogation techniques are discussed in an order of increasing intensity as the focus on source resistance grows sharper. Such a person has usually had a great deal of over-indulgence in early life. In such circumstances the interrogator needs all the help that he can get. The consensus of research is that with respect to many ci of judgments, at least some judges perform reliably better than kubzrk Agents are more frequently debriefed than interrogated.

The “Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual — ” kubrk the suggestion that interrogators show the prisoner letters from home to give the prisoner the impression that the prisoner’s relatives are in danger or suffering. 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:.


Establishing rapport is extremely important when dealing with this type. The compliance may be voluntary or involuntary.

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The intensely personal nature of the interrogation situation makes it all the more necessary that the KUBARK questioner should aim not for a personal triumph but for his true goal — the acquisition of all needed information by any authorized means. A User’s Guide to Torture? Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas. The interrogation situation is intensely inter-personal; it is therefore all the more necessary to strike a kuvark by an attitude kubar the subject clearly recognizes as essentially fair and objective.

As is also true for the interrogation of provocateurs, thorough preliminary investigation will pay handsome dividends when questioning gets under way. But the assumption of hostility — or at least the use of pressure tactics at the first encounter — may make difficult subjects even out of those who would respond to recognition of individuality and an initial assumption of good will.

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.

Kubsrk is not to say that egotistic types should be allowed to bask at length in the warmth of individual recognition. The Human Resource Exploitation Manual — was first publicized as the result of an investigative report into the human rights abuses in Honduras.

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


School of Americas training manual titles [1]. The agency conducted trials investigating the effects of sensory deprivation [source: Clothes may also be taken kubatk to alienate the detainee and make him or her less comfortable. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The nine major groups within the psychological-emotional category adopted for this handbook are the following.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals

That is, he should not be pleased, flattered, frustrated, goaded, or otherwise emotionally and personally affected by the interrogation. The kind of person who cannot help personalizing, who becomes emotionally involved fia the interrogation situation, may have chance and even spectacular successes as an interrogator but is almost certain to have a poor batting average.

The use of beginning interrogators as screeners see part VI is also recommended.

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, double agents, and penetration agents; and swindlers and fabricators. Both manuals deal exclusively with interrogation.

Remembering that time is on his side, the interrogator should arrange to get as much of it as he needs. Full particulars are needed. The choice of methods depends in part upon the answer to this question. For this reason a major purpose of this study is to focus relevant scientific findings upon CI interrogation. The professional peddler with several IS contacts may prove an exception; but he will usually give the edge to a host security service because otherwise he cannot function with impunity.

It is frequently said that the interrogator should be “a good judge of human nature. Every effort has been made to report and interpret these findings in our own language, in place of the terminology employed by the psychologists.