This manual, the infamous KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation, dated July , is the source of much of the material in the second manual. KUBARK. Essential Guide to Interrogation and Torture: CIA KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual, Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual, Art and. KUBARK Manual: A User’s Guide to Torture? – The KUBARK manual was written by the CIA in the s as a means of standardizing interrogation techniques.

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For example, the [approx. The Nature of Counterintelligence Interrogation B.

CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

These preliminary tests are designed to supplement the technical examination of a walk-in’s documents, substantive questions about claimed homeland or occupation, and other standard inquiries. During this first phase his attitude should remain business-like but also quietly not ostentatiously friendly and welcoming. It is recommended that screening be conducted whenever personnel and facilities permit, unless it is reasonably certain that the interrogation will be of minor importance or that the interrogatee is fully cooperative.

He may have a strong need to suffer and may seek danger or injury.

As was noted at the beginning of this section, the successful interrogation of a strongly resistant source ordinarily involves two key processes: The causes of most guilt complexes are real or fancied counterintellgience done to parents or others whom the subject felt he ought to love and honor. If on the other hand the interrogator establishes rapport, the subject may withhold because of other reasons, but counterintelligencee resistance often lacks the bitter, last-ditch intensity that results if the contest becomes personalized.


His interest has cuonterintelligence from the interrogatee himself, who jut a while ago was an interesting person, to the atsk of getting at what he knows.

The School of the Americas: Clothes may also be taken simply to alienate the detainee and make him or her less comfortable.

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He grows abusive, reaches a climax, and then intdrrogation, “Well, that’s better. The approach of the psychologists is customarily manipulative; that is, they suggest methods of imposing controls or alterations upon the interrogatee from the outside.

Occasionally the information needed from a recalcitrant interrogatee is obtainable from a willing source. The record also prevents later twistings or denials of admissions.

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The purpose of screening is to provide the interrogator, in advance, with a reading on the type and manusl of the interrogatee. The difference is that the pressure is generated inside the interrogatee. The choice of methods to be used in overcoming resistance is also determined by the characteristics of the interrogatee. Pictures should be missing or dull. Southern Counterinfelligence advised governments in Latin America that the manuals contained passages that did not represent U.

If he does not, the interrogator makes an effort to draw him out about a hostile agent recently convicted in court or otherwise known to the witness.

Exceptionally instructive interrogations, or selected portions thereof, can also be used in the training of others.


There is nothing mysterious about interrogation.

Kleinman in the kubari, “Educing Information”, published by the Intelligence Science Board and released publicly. The intelligence service which is able to bring pertinent, modern knowledge to bear upon its problems enjoys huge advantages over a service which conducts its clandestine business in eighteenth century fashion.

Handwritten changes were also introduced haphazardly into the text. He is likely to find reassuring any manifestation of concern for his well-being. B is kubadk brought into the outer office by a guard and placed where he can hear, though not too clearly.

Good planning will prevent interruptions.

The second cause is that some sources are resistant “by nature” – i. The size of the team depends on several considerations, chiefly the importance of the case and the intensity of source resistance.

KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation

ODENVY has requested that it be informed, in advance if time permits, if any investigative steps are undertaken in these cases. In brief, the techniques that follow should match the personality of the individual interrogatee, and their effectiveness is intensified by good timing and rapid exploitation of the moment of shock. All non-Communist services are bothered at times by disgruntled exinterrogatees who press demands and threaten or take hostile action if the demands are not satisfied.