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The latter school maintains the existence of a national character and sub-national categories, and interrogation guides based on this principle recommend approaches tailored to geographical cultures. Army military intelligence officers in Panama. While “Combat Intelligence” offers a more sophisticated explanation of underlying reasons insurgencies might develop, such as the strains cka-kubark-torture by rapid modernization, the existence of corrupt elites and government repression, neither this manual nor cia-kubark-tkrture other offers any discussion of the steps a civilian government might take to make a political response to popular discontent.

Usually the odds still favor the interrogator, but they are sharply cut by the training, experience, patience and toughness of the interrogatee. A cooperative witness can sometimes be coached to exaggerate the cia-kubarj-torture involvement or accuse him of a worse crime than the matter at hand.

The nine major groups within the psychological-emotional category adopted for this handbook are the following. Views Read Edit View history. He also tries, characteristically, to keep open a line of escape by avoiding any real commitment to anything.

CIA Torture Manual: See Inside The Declassified KUBARK Handbook

The approach of the psychologists is customarily manipulative; that is, they suggest methods of imposing controls or alterations upon the interrogatee from the outside. Such an agent may feel confident enough not to be gravely concerned about himself.

If an interrogatee lies persistently, an interrogator may report and dismiss him as a “pathological liar. However, the whole episode was treated as an isolated incident. He is sometimes the youngest member of a large family, the child of a middle-aged woman a so-called “change-of-life baby”.


In the name of defending democracy, the cia-kubark-tortude advocate profoundly undemocratic methods.

These manuals recommend arresting suspects early in the morning by surprise, blindfolding them, and stripping them naked. During the next session with the subject, these remarks, edited as necessary, are played back so that the subject is persuaded that he is the subject of the remarks.

Teams that operate undercover or clandestinely and their infrastructure.

We are especially interested in identifying the members of the guerillas commando structure, its political structure and base of support. It states the importance of knowing local laws regarding detention but then notes, cia-kibark-torture detention always requires prior HQS [headquarters] approval.

The CIA’s 1963 Torture Manual In Its Entirety, Part I

Interrogations conducted under compulsion or duress are especially likely to involve illegality and to entail damaging consequences for KUBARK. Southern Command advised governments in Latin America that the manuals contained passages that did not represent U.

Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas.

As interrogation sources, optimistic characters respond best to a kindly, parental approach. Techstuff Predictions Scorecard. Total isolation should be maintained until after the first ‘questioning’ session.

The manuals were used by U. The s appear to have been a time when the CIA maanual a tremendous amount of energy into perfecting the science of torture. Are coercive techniques to be employed? 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 cia-kubark-torrture.

The purpose of block-by-block control is to detect the individuals who are supporting or sympathizing with the insurgents and the type of support they are providing.

See Inside The Declassified C.I.A. Torture Manual From The Cold War

Control can rarely be established without control of the environment. A User’s Guide to Torture? A number of studies of interrogation discuss qualities said to be desirable in an interrogator. And better you cooperate, cia-kubarrk-torture if you don’t, we’re going to bring them in and rape them and torture them and kill them.


But the results of preliminary testing are often inconclusive, and detailed interrogation is frequently essential to confession and full revelation. Superficial treatment of legal and human rights considerations. Personalities related with these offices will be arrested and detained.

This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Entry and exit of all personnel must be strictly controlled by a system of msnual, with photos, identifying personnel and indicating areas of access e.

Other personalities identified by the Cla-kubark-torture as of immediate detention. He may even have a system of morality that is all his own.

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If so, cia-kbuark-torture all field personnel in the interrogator’s direct chain of command been cia-kuubark-torture Representative Joseph Kennedy D-MA then asked the administration to declassify the manuals in their entirety. The excerpts from “Terrorism and the Urban Guerilla,” “Revolutionary War, Guerillas and Communist Ideology,” “Combat Intelligence” and the selections from “Handling of Sources” not included in the Pentagon’s excerpts were translated by the author of this memo.

Police patrols can be compared to reconnaissance patrols. Surveillance measures are used to identify insurgents, identify those who support them, and identify the manner in which aid is provided to the insurgents. Archived from the original on The Wave of the Future That Wasn’t.