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 interrogator should reserve his fire-power until he knows what he is up against. I’ll take care of you later! But the assumption of hostility — or at least the use of pressure tactics at the first encounter — may make difficult subjects even out of those who would respond to recognition of individuality and an initial ukbark of good will. In the manuql of defending democracy, the manuals advocate profoundly undemocratic methods. 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.

A-2 But the entire chapter on coercive techniques is still provided with some items crossed out.

Then subjective distortions, not facts, will result. So do persons who falsely confess to crimes. Another key to the successful interrogation of the resisting source is the provision of an nanual rationalization for yielding. Poor initial handling or a fundamental antipathy can make a source uncooperative even if he has nothing significant or damaging to conceal.

If possible, audio equipment should also be used to transmit the proceedings to another room, used as a listening post. The Interrogation Plan C. On the other hand, if the needed information is not sensitive from the subject’s viewpoint, merely asking for it is kubak preferable to trying manyal trick him into admissions and thus creating an unnecessary battle of wits.

Customers who bought this item also bought. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The interrogator who senses or determines in the opening phase that what he is hearing is a legend should resist the first, natural impulse to demonstrate its falsity.

As the interrogatee slips back from maturity toward a more infantile state, his learned or structured personality traits fall away in a reversed chronological order, so that the characteristics most recently acquired – which are also the characteristics drawn upon by the interrogatee in his own defense – are the first to go. A seems to be pretty angry with you — feels that you got him into this jam.


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Feeling that these misfortunes were undeserved, the exceptions regard them as injustices that someone or something must rectify. Ines Consuelo Murillo, who spent 78 days in Battalion ‘s secret jails insaid she was given no food or water for days, and one of her captors entered her room every 10 minutes and poured water over her head to keep her from sleeping.

Kubatk example, he can show the interrogatee a thick file bearing his own name. Views Read Edit View history. The choice of methods to be used in overcoming resistance is also determined by the characteristics of the interrogatee. Meerlo, for example, says that every verbal relationship repeats to some degree the pattern of early verbal relationships between child and parent.

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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. Techniques for the separate interrogations of msnual sources are discussed in Part Manuak. Later portions of this manual explore this topic in more detail. At any rate, the purpose of the reconnaissance is to provide a quick testing of the assumption and, more importantly, to probe the causes, extent, and intensity of resistance.

It is important to understand that interrogation, as both situation and process, does of itself exert significant external pressure manuak the interrogatee as long as he is not permitted to accustom himself to it. Until the source dies or tells us everything that he knows that is pertinent to our purposes, his interrogation may be interrupted, perhaps for years — but it has not been completed.

The source has identified himself with khbark cause, a political movement or organization, or an opposition intelligence service. Although it is often necessary to trick people into telling what we need to know, especially in CI interrogations, the initial question which the interrogator asks of himself should be, “How can I make him want to tell me what he knows?


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Handwritten changes were also introduced haphazardly into the text. Some of the material was similar to the older CIA manuals described below.

The plan for the interrogation of a traveller differs from that for other types because the time available for questioning is often brief. The interrogator should decide whether a confession is essential to his purpose or whether information which may be held by others as well as the unwilling source is really his goal.

Refusals should be recorded, as well as indications that the walk-in has been briefed on the technique by another service. It is the business of the interrogator to provide the right rationalization at the right time. 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 ; and 4 a genuine understanding of the source as a person.

Most of the intelligence terminology employed here which may once have been ambiguous has been clarified through usage or through KUBARK instructions.

For example, the electric current should be known in advance, so that transformers or other modifying devices will be on hand if needed. At the same time the schizoid character needs external approval. As is true of all craftsmen, some interrogators are more able than others; and some of their superiority may be innate.

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Edited tape recordings which sound as though A had denounced B may also be used for the purpose, separately or in conjunction with the written “confession. Not being saddled with this chore leaves them free to concentrate on what sources say, how they say it, and what else they do while talking or listening.

Unless time is crucial, the interrogator should not become impatient if the interrogatee wanders from the purposes of the interrogation and reverts to personal concerns.