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Thereafter the provocateur may be questioned for operational and positive intelligence as well as counterintelligence provided that proper cognizance is taken of his status during the questioning and later, when reports are prepared. The professional peddler with several IS contacts may prove an exception; but he will usually give the edge to a host security service because otherwise he cannot function with impunity. If they are interrogated, the reason is that they are known or believed to fall into one of the following categories.

The School of the Americas: The two typologies most frequently advocated are psychologic-emotional and geographic-cultural. Later portions of this manual explore this topic in more detail. Is there a torture manual? And for interrogation purposes the ways in which he differs from the abstract type may be more significant than the ways in which he conforms. Caballero said CIA instructors taught him to discover what his prisoners loved and what they hated, “If a person did not like cockroaches, then that person might be more cooperative if there were cockroaches running around the room” [11] The methods taught in the manual and those used by Battalion in the early s show unmistakable similarities.

CIA Torture Manual: See Inside The Declassified KUBARK Handbook

Handwritten changes were also introduced haphazardly into the text. His convictions that “something manuaal turn up”, that “everything will work out all right”, is based on his need to avoid his own responsibility for events and depend upon a kindly fate.

For this reason a major purpose of this study is to focus relevant scientific findings upon CI interrogation. And a principal source of aid today is scientific findings.

A Vietnamese paratrooper threatens a suspected Viet Cong soldier with a bayonet during an interrogation in The Opening 2. So, too, are using hypnosis and drugs to extract information. 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 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. Control of an interrogatee can rarely be established without control of his environment. The interrogator who is dealing with an orderly-obstinate character should avoid the role of hostile authority. For the Bush administration memos, see Torture Memos. Views Read Edit View history. Since KUBARK employees cannot be witnesses in court, each investigation must be conducted in such a manner that evidence obtained may be properly introduced if the case comes to trial.

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. A calculated display of feeling employed for a specific purpose is an exception; but even under these circumstances the interrogator is in full control. Why a Draft Would Weaken the U. Whenever possible, KUBARK should secure a copy of the file or its full informational equivalent before accepting custody.

But at the outset of the interrogation, and perhaps for a long time afterwards, the person being questioned is not greatly concerned with communicating his body of specialized information to his questioner; he is concerned with putting his best foot forward.

Although the brand of torture the CIA devised through more than a decade of trial and error may not inflict physical pain, it can still do some real damage. Such a person has usually had a great deal of over-indulgence in early life.

He may even have a system of morality that is all his own.

They often reach decisions very slowly. The definitions, legal considerations, and discussions of interrogators and sources, as well as Section VI on screening and other preliminaries, are relevant to all kinds of interrogations. With this common understanding established, the interrogation can kubak on to impersonal matters and will not later be thwarted or interrupted — or at least not as often — by irrelevant answers designed not to provide facts but to prove that the interrogatee is a respectable member of the human race.

It is frequently said that the interrogator should be “a good judge of human nature. Perhaps the four qualifications of chief importance to the interrogator are 1 enough operational training and experience to permit quack recognition of leads; 2 real familiarity with the language to be used; 3 extensive background knowledge about the interrogatee’s native country and intelligence service, if employed by one kubatk and 4 a genuine understanding of the source as a person.


People in this category are characteristically frugal, orderly, and cold; frequently they are quite intellectual.

Interrogation of them is usually inconclusive and, if prolonged, unrewarding. The Interrogation Plan C. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pressure tactics or hostility will make them retreat inside themselves, whereas reassurance will bring them out.

Most people confronted by manaul 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 manul being treated as individuals. The two manuals were completely declassified and released to the public in Mayand are now available online. At best it can help readers to avoid the characteristic mistakes of poor interrogators.

The interrogator’s goal is to obtain useful information — facts about which the interrogatee presumably have acquired information. Patterns from the Past”.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals

But unlike a police interrogation, the CI interrogation is not aimed at causing the interrogatee to incriminate himself as a means of bringing him to trial. Such typologies also cause disagreement even among professional psychiatrists and psychologists.

InCaballero attended a CIA “human resources exploitation or interrogation course,” according to declassified testimony by Richard Stolzwho was the xia director for operations at the time, before the June Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

He often carries around shiny coins, keepsakes, a bunch of keys, and other objects having for himself an actual or symbolic value.

The Detailed Questioning 4. Click here to cancel reply. The kubrak was given the codename KUBARK and for decades it served as the standard for legally gray or black interrogation techniques, many of which emerged when the press reported on human rights violations by the U.

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.

The Baltimore Sun was investigating “kidnapping, torture and murder” committed by the Honduran Battalion death squad.