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KUBARK Manual: A User’s Guide to Torture? – The KUBARK manual was written by the CIA in the s as a means of standardizing interrogation techniques. Approved For Rel /08/ CIA-RDPR’N/+ Proposed Dispatch SUBJECT: KUBARK Retirement Program 1. KUBARK policy . PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in Anticipating modern-day interrogation guides such as CIA’s “KUBARK.

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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. This is not to say that egotistic types should be allowed to bask at length in kubbark warmth of individual recognition. The New York Times ].

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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. Soon after, the U. Interrogation of them is usually inconclusive and, if prolonged, unrewarding.

But it is important to assuage the fear of denigration which afflicts many people when first interrogated by making it clear that the individuality of the interrogatee is recognized.

The orderly-obstinate character considers himself superior to other people. People in this category are characteristically frugal, orderly, and cold; frequently they are oubark intellectual.

Yet they have conducted scientific inquiries into many subjects that are closely related to interrogation: The assessment of individuals is based upon the compilation and use of psychological as well as biographic detail.

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The two typologies most frequently advocated are psychologic-emotional and geographic-cultural. For this reason definitions have been omitted for kubarrk terms as burn notice, defector, escapee, and refugee. Agents are more frequently debriefed than interrogated. They often reach decisions very slowly.


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

His money and other possessions have for him a personalized quality; they are parts of himself. He is — and always has been — intensely concerned about his personal possessions.

And a principal source of aid today is scientific findings. A User’s Guide to Torture? Some texts even discuss the interrogator’s manners and grooming, and one prescribed the traits considered desirable in his secretary. For example, the [approx. A newer book, largely a revision of the KUBARK manual, draws the same foundational conclusion — that psychological torment kubbark paramount to physical abuse.

A number of studies of interrogation discuss qualities said to be desirable in an interrogator. Above all, the interrogator must remember that finding some of the kbark of the group in a single source does not warrant an immediate conclusion that the source “belongs to” the group, and that even correct labelling is not the equivalent of understanding people but merely an aid to understanding.

Like other interrogation aides, a scheme of categories is useful only if recognized for what it is — a set of labels that facilitate communication but are not the same as the persons thus labelled.

Archived from the original on So, too, are using hypnosis and drugs to extract information. It consists of no more than obtaining needed information through responses to questions.

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The Star Wars Holiday Special of It used electrical currents to inflict pain [source: They are also stubborn, although they may pretend cooperation or even believe that they are cooperating. People do change, but what appears to be new behavior or a new psychological pattern is usually just a variant on the old theme.

Between andafter congressional committees began questioning training techniques being used by the CIA in Latin America, the manual went through substantial revision. Southern Command advised governments in Latin America that the manuals contained passages that did not represent U. He is not able to withstand very much pressure; he reacts to a challenge not by increasing his efforts but rather by running away to avoid conflict.


He has merely cua how to proceed indirectly if necessary. The Wave of the Future That Wasn’t. The Human Resource Exploitation Manual — was first publicized as the result of an investigative report into the human rights abuses in Honduras. The CI interrogator dealing with an uncooperative interrogatee who has been well-briefed by a hostile service on the legal restrictions under which ODYOKE services operate must expect some effective delaying tactics.

Clothes may also be taken simply to alienate the detainee and make him or her less comfortable. Basically, all schemes for labelling people are wrong per se; applied arbitrarily, they always produce distortions.

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.

If withholding, they can often be handled effectively by the Mutt-and-Jeff technique discussed later in this paper.

As is also true for the interrogation of provocateurs, thorough preliminary investigation will pay handsome dividends when questioning gets under cja. School of Americas training manual titles [1]. Instead, the manuals provide detailed techniques for infiltrating social movements, interrogating suspects, surveillance, maintaining military secrecy, recruiting and retaining spies, and controlling the population.

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 assumption of good will.