CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual KUBARK–a CIA codename for itself–describes the qualifications of a successful. PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in Anticipating modern-day interrogation guides such as CIA’s “KUBARK. Major documents in the history of American intelligence interrogation are included in this unique ebook compilation, including two famous manuals, the CIA.

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For example, “While we do manial 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. He is — and always has been — intensely concerned about his personal possessions.

He is not able to withstand very much pressure; he reacts to a challenge not by increasing his efforts but rather manuak running away to avoid conflict.

A-2 But the entire chapter on coercive techniques is still provided with some items crossed out. But sound interrogation nevertheless rests upon a knowledge of the subject matter and on certain broad principles, chiefly psychological, which are not hard to understand.

Sometimes his sense of superiority is interwoven with a kind of magical thinking that includes all sorts of superstitions and fantasies about controlling his environment.

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The Baltimore Sun reported that former Battalion member Jose Barrera said he was taught interrogation methods by U. His primary interest, from the beginning, may be the acquisition of information about the interrogator and his service. Although denunciations by genuine refugees and other evidence of information obtained from documents, local officials, and like sources may result in exposure, the detection of provocation xia depends upon skilled interrogation.


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He also tries, characteristically, to keep open a line of escape by avoiding any real commitment to anything. 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. Interrogation of them is usually inconclusive and, if prolonged, unrewarding. Usually the orderly-obstinate khbark has a history of active rebellion in childhood, of persistently doing the exact opposite of what he is told kuvark do.

Various categorical schemes are outlined in treatises on interrogation.

As interrogation sources, optimistic characters respond best to a kindly, parental approach. Swindlers and fabricators are usually interrogated for prophylactic reasons, not for counterintelligence information.

The nine major groups ,anual the psychological-emotional category adopted for this handbook are the following. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

Views Read Edit View history. Patterns from the Past”. Handwritten changes were also introduced haphazardly into the text. That is, he should not be pleased, flattered, frustrated, goaded, or otherwise emotionally and personally affected by the interrogation.

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The Detection of Malingering L. He is usually a tightwad who saves everything, has a strong sense of propriety, and is punctual and tidy.

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Creating a sense of unfamiliarity, disorientation and isolation seems to be the hallmarks of psychologically undermining a detainee in the purview of the KUBARK manual. In fact, it is a basic principle of interrogation that the questioner should have at his disposal, before querying starts, as much pertinent information as can be gathered without the knowledge of the prospective interrogatee.

I know I will not be tortured and that under the procedures of western law I can conduct myself boldly. It is not claimed that the classification system presented here is complete; some interrogatees will not fit into any one of the groupings.

Southern Command advised governments in Latin America that the manuals contained passages that did not represent U. Whenever a number of interrogators is available, the percentage of successes is increased by careful matching of questioners and sources and by ensuring that rigid prescheduling does not prevent such matching.

Interrogations conducted under kuubark or duress are especially likely to involve illegality and to entail damaging consequences for KUBARK. An introverted or shy detainee might be kept naked and perhaps sexually humiliated, for example.