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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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Deprivation of Sensory Stimuli F. 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 Detection of Malingering L.

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The intensely personal nature of the interrogation situation makes it all the more necessary that the KUBARK questioner interdogation aim not for a personal triumph but for his true goal — the acquisition of all needed information by any authorized means.

Most people confronted by an official — and dimly powerful — representative of a foreign power will get down to cases much faster if made to feel, from the start, that they are being treated as manua.

Embed TMS on your website! The manuals in question have been referred to by various media sources as the “torture manuals”. Such facts as are available suggest that the latter have a slight advantage.

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.

This site contains copyrighted kubarm the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. US Department of the. Wikisource has original text related to this article: It is not claimed that the classification system presented here is complete; some interrogatees will not fit into any one of the groupings.


Interrrogation of the intelligence terminology employed here which may once have been ambiguous has been clarified through usage or through KUBARK instructions. Swindlers and fabricators are usually interrogated for prophylactic reasons, not for counterintelligence information. It follows that errors in assessment and in handling are likelier to result from snap judgments based upon the assumption of innate skill in judging others than from holding such judgments in abeyance until enough facts are known.

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 School of the Americas: Write a customer review. And like all other typologies, the system is plagued by inferrogation, so that some interrogatees will show characteristics of more than one group.

Full particulars are needed. A kubrak of studies of interrogation discuss qualities said to be desirable in an interrogator. Except within the Communist frame of reference, they have paid less attention to the creation of internal controls — i.

Topics and subjects include: If an interrogatee lies persistently, an interrogator may report and dismiss him as a “pathological liar. If they are interrogated, the reason is that they are known or believed to fall into one of the following categories.

The CIA’s Declassified Torture Handbook: How to Create a “World of Fear, Terror, Anxiety, Dread.”

Instead, the manuals provide detailed techniques for infiltrating social movements, interrogating interrogaation, surveillance, maintaining military secrecy, recruiting and retaining spies, and controlling the population.

Accordingly, unless it is considered that the prospective interrogatee is cooperative and will remain so indefinitely, the first step in planning an interrogation is to determine how long the source can be held.


Basically, all schemes for labelling people are wrong per se; applied arbitrarily, they always produce distortions. Pressure tactics or hostility will make them retreat inside themselves, whereas reassurance will bring them out. He sometimes gratifies his feeling of secret superiority by provoking unjust treatment. The Latin America Working Group criticized this: Read the full manual embedded below, or on the request page:. The quick release of the new material is a signal lesson in the value of using, when appropriate, the MDR request.

Every interrogator knows that a real understanding of the individual is worth far more than a thorough knowledge of this or that pigeon-hole to which he has been consigned. For this reason a major purpose of this study is to focus relevant scientific findings upon CI interrogation.

If he has met severe frustrations in later childhood, he may be petulant, vengeful, and constantly demanding. The Washington Post ].

In accordance with Title 17 U. The assessment of individuals is based upon the compilation and use of psychological as well as biographic detail. Establishing rapport is extremely important when dealing with this type.

If medical, chemical, or electrical methods or materials are to be used to induce acquiescence. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Boston Globe ]. Techstuff Predictions Scorecard.

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interrogstion Old dogs can learn new tricks but not new ways of learning them. 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.

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