CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual KUBARK–a CIA codename for itself–describes the qualifications of a successful. PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in Anticipating modern-day interrogation guides such as CIA’s “KUBARK. Major documents in the history of American intelligence interrogation are included in this unique ebook compilation, including two famous manuals, the CIA.

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And a principal source of aid today is scientific findings. The last section, on do’s and dont’s, is a return to the broader view of the opening parts; as a check-list, it is placed last solely for convenience.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals – Wikipedia

He also tries, characteristically, to keep open a line of escape by avoiding any kubbark commitment to anything. But the results of preliminary testing are often inconclusive, and detailed interrogation is frequently essential to confession and full revelation.

The Interrogation Plan C. This manual cannot teach anyone how to be, or become, a good interrogator. Old dogs can learn new tricks but not new ways of learning them. In accordance with Title 17 U. Some texts even discuss the interrogator’s manners and grooming, and one prescribed the traits considered desirable in his secretary.

His primary interest, from the beginning, may be the acquisition of information about the interrogator and his service. Kubarm choice of methods depends in part upon the answer to this question.

The use of beginning interrogators as screeners see part VI is also recommended. Southern Command advised governments in Latin America that the manuals contained passages that did not represent U. The interrogator should remember that he and the interrogatee are often working at cross-purposes not because the interrogates is malevolently withholding or misleading but simply because what he wants front the situation is not what the interrogator wants. Physical pain, however, is ultimately deemed counterproductive by the manual.


The Detailed Questioning 4. Handwritten changes were also introduced haphazardly into the text. Swindlers and fabricators are usually interrogated for prophylactic reasons, not for counterintelligence information.

The CIA wrote a torture manual more than 50 years ago, and then gave it to Latin American dictators

Instead, the manuals provide detailed techniques for infiltrating social movements, interrogating suspects, surveillance, maintaining military secrecy, recruiting and retaining spies, and controlling the population. ODENVY has requested that it be informed, in advance if time permits, if any investigative steps are undertaken in these cases. Most of the intelligence terminology employed here which may once have been ambiguous has been clarified through usage or through KUBARK instructions. Control of an interrogatee can rarely be established without control of his environment.

The CIA wrote a torture manual more than 50 years ago, and then gave it to Latin American dictators

We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice khbark, etc. Intelligence Categories B. The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico. The interrogation situation is intensely inter-personal; it is therefore all the more necessary to strike a counter-balance by an attitude which the subject clearly recognizes as essentially fair and objective. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.


So simple a matter as greeting an interrogatee by his name at the opening of the session establishes in his mind the comforting awareness that he is considered as a person, not a squeezable sponge.

Both manuals deal exclusively with interrogation. General Remarks B. Yet detention in a controlled environment and perhaps for a lengthy period is frequently essential to a successful counterintelligence interrogation of a recalcitrant source. 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 individuals. Embed TMS on your website!

For example, the [approx. 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. Usually the orderly-obstinate character has a history of active rebellion in childhood, of persistently doing the exact opposite of what he is told to do.

For example, “While we do not stress the use of coercive techniques, we do want to make you aware of them and the proper way to use them”, has been altered to, “While we deplore the use of coercive techniques, we do want to make you aware of them so that you may avoid them.

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