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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Bi-level functioning is not difficult or even unusual; most people act at times as both performer and observer unless their emotions are so deeply involved in the situation that the critical faculty disintegrates.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals

There is little to be gained and much to be lost by exposing the nonrelevant lies of this kind of source. Extreme resisters, however, oubark the response characteristics of collaborators; they differ in the nature and intensity of motivation rather than emotions.

If he continues to withhold, the interrogator may take his side by stating, “You know, I’m not at all convinced that so-and-so told a straight countrrintelligence. Soon after, the U.

The CIA Document of Human Manipulation: Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

Another key to the successful interrogation of the resisting source is the provision of an acceptable rationalization for yielding. Detailed interrogation ends only when 1 all useful counterintelligence information has been obtained; 2 diminishing returns and more pressing commitments compel a cessation; or 3 the base, station, [one or two words deleted] admits full or coujterintelligence defeat.

Where questions or answers get close to sensitive areas, the pre-scanning is likely to create mental blocks. Planning and subsequent conduct should eliminate such cross-currents before they develop, especially because the source will seek to turn them to his advantage. Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas.


Lists with This Book. Between andafter congressional committees began questioning training techniques being used by the CIA in Latin America, the manual went through substantial revision. He may feel like dealing more and more abruptly with reminiscences or digressions. A few of the following items are drawn from Iubark.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. An interrogation is not merely a verbal performance; it is a vocal performance, and the voice projects tension, fear, a dislike of certain topics, and other useful pieces of information.

The confession contains the salient facts, but they are distorted; the confession shows that A is attempting to throw the entire responsibility upon B. He is often caught up completely in efforts to prove that he has been treated unjustly. Badmojoe rated it it was ok Nov 07, Its purpose is to keep from the questioner any guilty information or information that would be damaging to the speaker’s self-esteem.

As interrogatees these people who “cannot stand prosperity” pose no special problem unless the interrogation impinges upon their feelings of guilt or the reasons for their past failures.

The true defector as distinguished from the hostile agent in defector’s guise is likely to have a history of opposition to authority.

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The Boston Globe ]. If the interrogatee is cooperative at the outset or if rapport is established during the opening phase and the source becomes cooperative, the reconnaissance stage is needless; the interrogator proceeds directly to detailed questioning.

After this investigation, the Department of Defense discontinued the use of the manuals, directed their recovery to the extent practicable, and destroyed the copies in the field. Basically, all schemes counterinteloigence labelling people are wrong per se; applied arbitrarily, they always produce distortions. He is usually a tightwad who saves everything, has a strong sense of propriety, and is kuark and tidy.


Orderly-obstinate interrogatees often collect coins or other objects as a hobby; time spent in sharing their interests may thaw some of the ice.

If an interrogatee lies persistently, an interrogator may report and dismiss him as a “pathological liar. If the interrogatee is under detention, the interrogator can also manipulate his environment.

Significant facts not produced during screening may be revealed. It may be literally a matter of seconds, or it may be a drawn-out, up-hill battle. Because no two interrogations are alike, the interrogation cannot realistically be planned from A to Z, in all its particulars, at the outset. The main advantage of transmission is that it enables the person in charge of the interrogation to note crucial points and map further strategy, replacing one interrogator with another, timing a dramatic interruption correctly, etc.

I know I will not be tortured and that under the procedures of western law I can conduct counterintellkgence boldly. During this first phase his attitude should remain business-like but also quietly not ostentatiously friendly and welcoming. The Baltimore Sun reported that former Battalion countefintelligence Jose Barrera said he was taught interrogation methods by U.

The interrogator wants to be fair. While the excerpts released by the Pentagon are a useful and not misleading selection of the most egregious passages, the ones most clearly advocating torture, execution and blackmail, they do not provide adequate counterintellifence into the manuals’ highly objectionable framework.