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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Another key to the successful interrogation of the resisting source is the provision of an acceptable rationalization for yielding. If so, the interrogator should consider whether the same information, or confirmation of it, can be gained from another source. Practices like starvation, keeping inmates in small, windowless cells with unchanging artificial light and forcing inmates to sit or stand in uncomfortable positions stress positions for long periods of time have been decried or banned outright by the United States government.

The character who cannot stand ckunterintelligence enjoys his ambitions as long as they remain fantasies but somehow ensures that they will not be fulfilled in reality.

A User’s Guide to Torture? Some of the material was similar to the older CIA manuals described below. The interrogator in charge says to the guard, “O. The appeal will glance off ineffectually if the resistance is totally or chiefly emotional rather than rational. All analyses of the defector-refugee flow have shown that the Orbit services are well-aware of the advantages offered by this channel as a means of planting their agents in target countries.

The techniques used in nullifying resistance, inducing compliance, and eventually eliciting voluntary cooperation are discussed in Part VIII of this handbook. Some of the findings, though necessarily tentative and speculative, have some relevance to interrogation.


Because pulling information from a recalcitrant subject is the hard way of doing business, interrogation should not begin until all pertinent facts available from overt and from cooperative sources have been assembled.

Although most sessions consist of one interrogator and one interrogatee, some of the techniques described later call for the counterinyelligence of two, three, or four interrogators. Counterintlligence But the entire chapter on coercive techniques is still provided with some items crossed out. In the name of defending democracy, the manuals advocate profoundly undemocratic methods.

Full particulars are needed. Sometimes the injustice was meted out impersonally, by fate, as a physical deformity, an extremely painful illness or operation in childhood, or the early loss of one parent or both.

The greedy and demanding character is subject to rather frequent depressions. While the CIA has had some recent accomplishments, such as locating Osama bin Laden and taking part in the successful Operation Neptune Spear, it has also been involved in counterinntelligence programs such as extraordinary rendition and enhanced interrogation techniques.

While the excerpts released by the Pentagon are a useful khbark not misleading selection of the most egregious passages, the ones most clearly advocating torture, execution and blackmail, they do not provide adequate insight into the manuals’ highly objectionable framework.

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When this aim is achieved, resistance is seriously impaired. The Detection of Kubbark L. But a quick confrontation has two weaknesses: The School of the Americas: His desire to impress will usually be quickly evident. For this reason a major purpose of this study is to focus relevant scientific findings upon CI interrogation. He will naturally tend to talk about what he knows best. This principle also affects the decision to employ coercive techniques and governs the choice of these methods.

On counterintelligencr basis of charges like these I’ll have to hand him over to the local police for trial. The intensely personal nature of the interrogation situation makes counterintelligencs 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.


I feel, personally, that he was exaggerating a great deal.

KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation

Knowledge of subject matter and of the basic principles will not of itself create a successful interrogation, but it will make possible the avoidance of mistakes that are characteristic of poor interrogation.

Clothes may also be taken simply to alienate the detainee and make him counteritnelligence her less comfortable. None None An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed. ODENVY has requested that it be informed, in advance if time permits, counterijtelligence any investigative steps are undertaken in these cases.

The principle is that sessions should be so planned as to disrupt the source’s sense of chronological order. If the interrogator is unaware of this unconcsious process, the result can be a confused battle of submerged attitudes, in which the spoken words are often merely a cover for the unrelated struggle being waged at lower levels of both personalities.

The most significant single fact to be kept in mind when planning the interrogation of Soviet defectors is that a certain percentage of them have proven to be controlled agents; estimates of this percentage have ranged as high as [one or two words deleted] during a period of several years after The Baltimore Sun ]. He may direct a desire for revenge inward, upon himself; in extreme cases suicide may result.

In contrast to their earlier demeanor, they are now relaxed and smiling.