PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in interrogation, if perhaps for no other reason than to uncover a definition of. Its purpose is to provide guidelines for KUBARK interrogation, and particularly the counterintelligence interrogation of resistant sources. “An environment still more subject to control, such as water-tank or iron lung, is even more effective,” the KUBARK manual concludes.

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In fact, he may provoke unjust treatment in order to assuage his conscience through punishment. If not, the walk-in may be asked to undergo such testing at a later date.

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His desire to impress will usually kubaek quickly evident. The Baltimore Sun ]. A guard and a stenographer remain in the outer office with the interrogatee.

The interrogator should make a mental note of the topic that caused such a reaction. Upon some subjects the shock of hearing their own voices unexpectedly is unnerving.

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. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. What’s the true story? Finally, only children are much likelier to hold themselves together and persist in anxiety-producing situations than are the first-born, who more frequently try to retreat.

Separation permits the use of a number of techniques that would not be possible otherwise. The appeal will glance off ineffectually if the resistance is totally or chiefly emotional rather than rational. KUBARK’s lack maanual executive powers is especially significant if the interrogation of a suspect agent or of any other subject who is expected to resist is under consideration.

Then a friendly soul treats him to an unexpected walk in the woods. The list seems almost endless – a professional manner, forcefulness, understanding and sympathy, breadth of general knowledge, area knowledge, “a practical knowledge of psychology”, skill in the tricks of the trade, alertness, perseverance, integrity, discretion, patience, a high I.


Most experienced interrogators do not like to take notes. On the other hand, there are valid objections to the adoption of cultural-geographic categories for interrogation purposes however valid they may be as KUCAGE concepts. Only when these have been established and understood does it become possible to plan realistically. Soon after, the U. Moreover, emotional-psychological schematizations sometimes present atypical extremes rather than the kinds of people commonly encountered by interrogators.

The interrogator is free to observe. He has established the superiority that he will need later, as the questioning develops, and he has increased the chances of establishing rapport. And even the provocateur who substitutes a fictitious person for his real father will disclose some of his feelings about his father in the course of detailing his story about the imaginary substitute.

Army and CIA interrogation manuals are seven controversial military training manuals which were declassified by the Pentagon in 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. He can shift the environment abruptly.

CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The experience of the post-war years has demonstrated that Soviet defectors 1 almost never defect solely or primarily because of inducement by a Western service, 2 usually leave the USSR for personal rather than ideological reasons, and 3 are often RIS agents.

Experiments and statistical analyses performed at the University of Minnesota concerned the relationships among anxiety and affiliative tendencies desire to be with other peopleon the one hand, and the ordinal position rank in birth sequence on the other.

Those concerned with the interrogation of defectors, escapees, refugees, or repatriates should know these references. The nine major groups within the psychological-emotional category adopted for this handbook are the following. Despite all planning efforts to select an interrogator whose age, background, skills, personality, and experience make him the best choice for the job, it sometimes happens that both questioner and kkbark feel, when they first meet, an immediate attraction or antipathy which is so strong that a change of interrogators quickly becomes essential.


If he is a fabricator or hostile agent, has he manuql photographed and fingerprinted? 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. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Screening should be conducted by interviewers, not interrogators; or at least the subjects should not be screened by the same KUBARK personnel who will interrogate them later.

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By skilled manipulation of the known, the questioner can convince a naive subject that all his secrets are out and that further resistance would be not only pointless but dangerous.

Embed TMS on your website! Interrogators who adopt them and who note in an interrogatee one or two of the characteristics of “Type A” may mistakenly assign the source to Category A and assume the remaining traits.

In other words, a subject who has finally divulged the information sought and who has been given a reason for divulging which salves his self-esteem, his conscience, or both will often be in a mood to take the final step of accepting the interrogator’ s values and making common cause with him.

Although the brand of mnual the CIA devised through more than a decade of trial and error may not inflict physical pain, it can still do some real damage. Interrogation sessions with a resistant source who is under detention should not be held on an unvarying schedule. If face-saving is necessary to the interrogatee it will be a waste of time to try kubxrk force him to cut the preliminaries short and get down to cases.