See some of the most unbelievable pages from the Cold War-era CIA torture manual known as the KUBARK handbook. Essential Guide to Interrogation and Torture: CIA KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual, Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual, Art and. In , the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. A supplement to the KUBARK manual, the Human Resource Exploitation.

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This kind of source is almost constantly happy-go-lucky, impulsive, inconsistent, and undependable. The compliance may be voluntary or involuntary. The agent can also identify the relatives of these guerillas, their supporters and sympathizers of the insurrectionary movement Subject should be required to comply immediately and precisely with all instructions. A threat should be delivered coldly, not shouted in anger, or made in response to the subject’s own expressions of hostility.

The ideal solution would be to avoid all categorizing. They are far less likely to make real personal sacrifices for a cause than to use them as a dia-kubark-torture means of obtaining a permanent personal gain.

Yet they have conducted cia-ukbark-torture inquiries into many subjects that are closely related to interrogation: The release of the seven army manuals was the result of extensive public and congressional pressure.

Even electoral activity is suspect: If the subject is suspected of being a hostile agent, and he has not confessed, what measures will be taken to ensure that his is not allowed to operate as before? Threats and threatening gestures, table-pounding, pouncing on evasions or lies, and any similarly authoritative tactics will only awaken in such a subject his old anxieties and habitual defense mechanisms.

In most cases, the militaries being trained were actively involved not just in suppressing armed rebellion but also in repressing democratic, civic opposition. The following collection of excerpts does not contain all the objectionable passages within the manuals, but rather offers a sampling of them.

Declassified Army and CIA Manuals – Latin America Working Group

In lateunder the Bush Administration, the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight launched an investigation into the seven army manuals. Although there is some limited validity in the view, frequently expressed in interrogation primers, that the interrogation is essentially a battle of wits, the CI interrogator who encounters a skilled and resistant interrogatee should remember that a wide variety of aids can be made available in the field or from Headquarters.


But at the outset of the interrogation, and perhaps for a long time afterwards, the person being questioned is not greatly concerned with communicating his body of specialized information to his questioner; he is concerned with putting his best foot forward. And like all other typologies, the system is plagued by overlap, so that some interrogatees will show characteristics of more than one group. K-1 These techniques include prolonged constraint, prolonged exertion, extremes of heat, cold, or moisture, deprivation of food or sleep, disrupting routines, solitary confinement, threats of pain, deprivation of sensory stimuli, hypnosis, and use of drugs or placebos.

The report suggests forcing the detainee to stand at attention for long periods of time. What is fully clear, however, is that controlled coercive manipulation of an interrogatee may impair his ability to make fine distinctions but will not alter his ability to answer correctly such gross questions as ‘Are you a Soviet agent?

Such actions help them achieve control over the population. Are threats to be employed as part of a plan? The Pentagon provided the resulting report to the congressional intelligence committees. This invariably indicates one of two things: News from Home Allowing a subject to receive carefully selected letters from home can help create an effect desired by the ‘questioner.

Retrieved November 7, Subject is completely stripped and told to take a shower. He sometimes gratifies his feeling of secret superiority by provoking unjust treatment.

U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals

Old dogs can learn new tricks but not new ways of learning them. A suggestion at the proper time that his cooperation or confession can help protect the innocent may be effective. Increase in propaganda activities in a particular area. The army manual excerpts highlighted by the Pentagon advocate tactics such as executing guerrillas, blackmail, false imprisonment, physical abuse, use of truth serum to obtain information and payment of bounties for enemy dead.


Intelligence Categories B. It is true that American psychologists have devoted somewhat more attention to Cia-kubark-tkrture interrogation techniques, particularly “brainwashing”, than to U. Has a quit-claim been obtained?

Local or national political party teams, or parties that have goals, beliefs or ideologies contrary or in opposition to the National Government. Control of travel and transportation. The CI interrogation techniques are discussed in an order of increasing intensity as the focus on source resistance grows sharper.

The CIA found that the best methods for extracting information from detainees come not through the infliction of physical pain or torture, but through psychological torture. Cia-kuark-torture or suspected leaders of enemy governments whose presence in the area of operations represent a threat the [sic] national security. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Ina CIA manual for training the Nicaraguan contras in psychological operations was discovered and created a considerable scandal.

The purpose, then, is not to teach the reader how to be a good ciz-kubark-torture but rather to tell him what he must learn in order to become a good interrogator. Curfews can be an effective method to restrict movement between specific hours through a specific area or specific routes. Collaborators and sympathizers of the enemy, known or suspects whose presence in the area of operations represent a threat to the national security. Throughout the eleven hundred pages of the manuals, there are few mentions of democracy, human rights, or the rule of law.