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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The first is a specific negative reaction to the interrogator. If the subject lies, he is informed firmly and dispassionately that he has lied.

The subject is likeliest to talk kubarj if the screener’s manner is friendly and patient. All of the techniques employed to break through an interrogation roadblock, the entire spectrum from simple isolation to hypnosis and narcosis, are essentially ways of speeding up the process of regression.

The s appear to have been a time when the CIA put a jubark amount of energy into perfecting the science of torture. A seems khbark be pretty angry with you — feels that you got him into this jam. If face-saving is necessary to the interrogatee it will be a waste of time to try to force him to cut the preliminaries short and get down to cases.

Traces should be run speedily. Upon some subjects the shock of hearing their own voices unexpectedly is unnerving. The fourth is ideological resistance.

KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The whole purpose of screening and a major purpose of the first stage of the interrogation is to probe the strengths and weaknesses of the subject.

His voice grows louder and angrier. B is later brought into the outer office by a guard and placed where he can hear, though not too clearly.

The handling and questioning of defectors are subject to the provisions of [one or two words deleted] Directive No. And like all other typologies, the system is plagued by overlap, so that some interrogatees will show characteristics of more than one group.


He has established the superiority that he will need later, as the questioning develops, and he has increased the chances of establishing rapport. 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.

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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. This kind of person affixes himself to others like a leech and clings obsessively. As an interrogatee the schizoid character is likely to lie readily to win approval. Another preliminary comment about the interrogator is that normally he should not personalize.

In some interrogatees the ego-demands, the need to save face, are so intertwined with preservation of the cover story that calling the man a liar will merely intensify resistance. A calculated display of feeling employed for a specific purpose is an exception; but even under these circumstances the interrogator is in full control.

In either event, a couple of interrogators, with or without the “informer”, now emerge from the inner office. This kuvark uses Akismet to reduce spam. A fledgling or disaffected Manuual or agent, for example, might be brought to confession and cooperation without the use of any external coercive forces other than the interrogation situation itself, through the above-described progression of subjective events.

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According to a declassified report prepared for the Senate intelligence committee, the manual was developed from notes of a CIA interrogation course in Honduras. Sometimes his sense of superiority is interwoven with a kind of magical thinking that includes all sorts of superstitions and fantasies about controlling his environment.


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the msnual Kindle App. It is also helpful to watch the subject’s mouth, which is as a rule much more revealing than his eyes. The witness is whisked past the interrogatee; the two are not allowed to speak to each other. The interrogator who merely pretends, in his surface performance, to feel a given emotion or to hold a given attitude toward the source is likely to be unconvincing; the source quickly senses the deception.

Interrogatees are normally questioned separately.

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.

Unless the interrogation is soon over, the interrogatee’s attitude toward his questioner is not likely to remain constant. 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 effect upon a cooperative source is inhibitory, and the effect upon a withholding source may be to make him more stubborn.

Planning and subsequent conduct should eliminate such cross-currents before they develop, especially because the source will seek to turn them to his advantage. A newer book, largely manjal revision of the KUBARK manual, draws the same foundational conclusion — that psychological torment is paramount to physical abuse.

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