Sep 9, The document was given the codename KUBARK and for decades it served as the standard for legally gray or black interrogation techniques. 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. This manual, the infamous KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation, dated July KUBARK was a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency cryptonym for the CIA itself.

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In fact, it is a basic principle of interrogation that the questioner should have at his disposal, before manul starts, as much pertinent information as can be gathered without the knowledge of the prospective interrogatee.

Educing Information – Interrogation: He may even have a system of morality that is all his own. 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.

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Perhaps the four qualifications of chief importance to the interrogator are interrogattion enough operational training and experience interrogatjon 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.

It is frequently said that the interrogator should be “a good judge of human nature.

All analyses of the defector-refugee flow have shown that the Orbit services are well-aware of the advantages offered by this channel as a means of planting manuzl agents in target countries. Designed as an aid for interrogators and others immediately concerned, it is based largely upon the published results of extensive research, including scientific inquiries conducted by specialists in closely related subjects.

Every interrogator knows that a real understanding of the individual is worth far more than a thorough knowledge of this or that pigeon-hole to which he has been consigned. The interrogator who is dealing with an orderly-obstinate character should avoid the role of hostile authority. Full kubarrk are needed. We are making such material available in our interrogatoin to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc.


It is equally true that some of the most glaring blunders in interrogation and other operational processes have resulted from ignoring the source’s background. One general observation is introduced now, however, because it is considered basic to the establishment of rapport, upon which the success of non-coercive interrogation depends.

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Physical pain, interrogatiom, is ultimately deemed counterproductive by the manual. They often reach decisions very slowly. For the Bush administration memos, see Torture Memos. The use of beginning interrogators as screeners see part VI is also recommended. If an interrogatee lies persistently, an interrogator may report and dismiss him as a “pathological liar.

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He sometimes gratifies his feeling of secret superiority by provoking unjust treatment. This work is of sufficient importance and relevance that it is no longer possible to discuss interrogation significantly without reference to the psychological research conducted in the past decade.

Why a Draft Would Weaken the U. The search of the pertinent scientific literature disclosed no reports of studies based on common denominator traits of successful interrogators or any other controlled inquiries that would invest these lists with any objective validity. The New York Times ].

According to a declassified report prepared for the Senate intelligence committee, the manual was developed from notes of a CIA interrogation course in Honduras. 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 kugark.

A Vietnamese paratrooper threatens a suspected Viet Cong soldier with a bayonet during an interrogation in The manual advises an interrogator to “manipulate the subject’s environment, to create unpleasant or intolerable situations. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


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He also tries, characteristically, to keep open a line of escape by avoiding any real commitment to anything. 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.

It consists of no more than obtaining needed information through responses to questions. His primary interest, from the beginning, may be the acquisition of information about the interrogator and his service.

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. At best kuabrk can help readers to avoid the characteristic mistakes of poor interrogators. Like other interrogation aides, a scheme of categories is useful only if recognized for what it is — manuxl set of labels that facilitate communication but are not the same as the persons thus labelled.

He has merely learned how to proceed indirectly if necessary. It follows that errors in assessment and in handling are likelier to result from snap judgments based upon the assumption of innate skill in judging others than from holding such judgments in abeyance until enough facts are known.

We aim to maintain an inviting space to focus on intelligent interactions and debates. Another preliminary comment about the interrogator is that normally he should not personalize.