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.

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Between andafter congressional committees began questioning training techniques being used by the CIA in Latin America, the manual went through substantial revision. Click here to go to the current weekly digest or pick another article:.

Though it is not the only U. As interrogatees these people who “cannot counterintelligenve prosperity” pose no special problem unless the interrogation impinges upon their feelings of guilt or the reasons for their past failures. Such a person has usually had a great deal of over-indulgence in early life. If during screening or any other pre-interrogation phase it is ascertained that the source has been interrogated before, this fact should be made known to the interrogator.

To get the information that is needed there is nothing withheld short of torture.

In the course of several sessions conducted without note-taking, the subject is likely to fall into the comfortable illusion that he is not talking for the record.

Whereas accusations of lying or other indications of disesteem will provoke withdrawal from the situation, teasing the truth out of the schizoid subject may not prove difficult if he is convinced that he will not incur favor through misstatements or disfavor through telling the truth.

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:. It’s a shame several parts are missing, either due to editings done by the CIA themselves, deletion, or having not finished it before releasing it. Typically he has a long history of being promising and of almost completing a significant assignment or achievement but not bringing it off.


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The short-range purpose is to enlist his cooperation toward this end or, if he inyerrogation resistant, to destroy his capacity for resistance and replace it with a cooperative attitude. The interrogator is free to observe. Significant facts not produced during screening may be revealed. If he seeks to induce cooperation by an appeal to logic, he should first determine whether the source’s resistance is based on logic. There is nothing mysterious about interrogation.

Before questioning starts, the interrogator has clearly in mind what he inrerrogation to learn, why he thinks the source has the information, how important it is, and how it can best be obtained.

And better you cooperate, because if you don’t, we’re going to bring them in and rape them and torture them and kill them. As an adult he may have learned to cloak his resistance and become passive-aggressive, but his determination to get his own way is unaltered.

The kinds of questions asked, the methods employed, and even the goals sought may be shaped by what will happen when the end is reached. Less well known is the trick of planting two informants in the cell. This study is by no means confined to a resume and interpretation of psychological findings. Laura rated it really liked it May 14, Anxious, self-centered interrogatees who are withholding significant facts, such as contact with a hostile service, are likelier to divulge if made to feel that the truth will not be used to harm them and if the interrogator also stresses the callousness and stupidity of the adversary in sending so valiant a person upon so ill-prepared a mission.

And even the provocateur who substitutes a fictitious person for his real father will disclose some of innterrogation feelings about his father in the course of detailing his story about the imaginary substitute. As a soldier or officer he may have been decorated for bravery; but if so, his comrades may suspect that his exploits resulted from a pleasure in exposing himself to danger and the anticipated delights of rewards, approval, and applause.

He should have on paper or firmly in mind all the questions to which he seeks answers. Whether the furniture should include a desk depends not interrrogation the interrogator’s convenience but rather upon the subject’s anticipated reaction to connotations of superiority and officialdom.

The two-man team, in particular, is subject to unintended antipathies and conflicts not called for by assigned roles. They are also stubborn, although they may pretend cooperation or even believe that they are kibark. The interrogator pretends amazement and says into the recorder, “I thought he was only a courier; and if he had told us the truth, I planned to let him go.


I feel, personally, that he was exaggerating a great deal. Sometimes he seems determined to atone; at other times he insists that whatever went wrong is the fault of somebody else.

CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

The true defector as distinguished from the hostile agent in defector’s guise is likely to have a history of opposition to authority. Usually topics popping up in the course of an interrogation are forgotten counterintel,igence not noted; they tend to disrupt the interrogation plan if covered by way of digression on the spot.

Whether the sense of guilt has real or imaginary causes does not affect the result of intensification of guilt feelings. The report suggests forcing the detainee to stand at attention for long periods of time. The Pentagon press release accompanying the release stated that a investigation counherintelligence the manuals concluded that “two dozen short passages in six of the manuals, which total pages, contained material that either was not or could be interpreted not to be consistent with U.

At the same time it is necessary to make every effort to keep the subject from learning through the interrogation process precisely where our informational gaps lie. Is he to be paid? Not being saddled with this chore leaves them free to concentrate on what sources say, how they say it, and what else they do while talking or listening.

While the excerpts released by the Pentagon are a useful and not misleading selection of the interrogation egregious passages, the ones most clearly advocating torture, execution and blackmail, they do not provide adequate insight into the manuals’ highly objectionable framework. Compulsive gamblers who find no real pleasure in winning but do find relief in losing belong to this class.

He is sometimes the youngest member of a large family, the child of a middle-aged woman a so-called “change-of-life baby”.

Playing upon his vanity, especially by praising his courage, will usually be a successful tactic if employed skillfully.