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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Share your thoughts with other customers. He often carries around shiny coins, keepsakes, a bunch of keys, and other objects having for himself an actual manuap symbolic value.

I feel, personally, that he was exaggerating a great deal. Feeling that these misfortunes were undeserved, the exceptions regard them as injustices that someone or something must rectify. He has merely learned how to proceed indirectly if necessary.

In the other major respects – intensity of anxiety and emotional need to affiliate – no significant differences between “firsts” and “onlies” were discovered. Once it is established that the source is probably a counterintelligence target in other words, is probably a member of a foreign intelligence or security service, a Communist, or a part of any other group engaged in clandestine activity directed against the national securitythe interrogation is planned and conducted accordingly.

As a soldier or officer he may have been decorated for bravery; but manal so, his comrades may suspect that his kubaek resulted from a pleasure in exposing himself to danger and the anticipated delights of rewards, approval, and applause.

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The more the screener knows about the subject’s native area and cultural background, the less likely is he to disturb the subject by an incongruous remark. Most people confronted by an official — and dimly powerful — representative of a foreign power will get down to cases much faster if made to feel, from the start, that they are being treated as individuals. The confession contains the salient facts, but they are distorted; the confession shows that A is attempting to throw the entire responsibility upon B.

The interrogator should not show quick impatience, but neither should he allow the results to get out of focus. The end of an interrogation is not the end of the interrogator’s responsibilities. Its purpose is to keep from the questioner any guilty information or information that would be damaging to the speaker’s self-esteem.

The interrogator must know exactly what he wants to know. Intelligence Categories B.

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It is very helpful if the screener can imaginatively place himself in the subject’s position. When the claim is ignored or denied, the exceptions become rebellious, as adolescents often do. For the same reason there should not be a telephone in the room; it is certain to ring at precisely the wrong moment.


If these two steps have been taken, it becomes very important to clinch the new tractability by means of conversion. The interrogator who already knows part of the story explains to the source that the purpose of the questioning is not to gain information; the interrogator knows everything already. The profound fear and hatred of authority, persisting since childhood, is often well-concealed in adulthood, For example, such a person may confess easily and quickly under interrogation, even to acts that he did not commit, in order to throw the interrogator off the trail of a significant discovery or, more rarely, because of feelings of guilt.

Questioning suspects immediately, on a flimsy factual basis, will usually cause waste of time, not save it. The questioner should not accept a blanket negative without probing. From the viewpoint of the intelligence service the categories of persons who most frequently provide useful information in response to questioning are travellers; repatriates; defectors, escapees, and refugees; transferred sources; agents, including provocateurs, double agents, and penetration agents; and swindlers and fabricators.

But even if the source has no further value after his fund of information has been mined, spending some extra time with him in order to replace his new sense of emptiness with new values can be good insurance. The plan for the interrogation of a traveller differs from that for other types because the time available for questioning is often brief. An interrogation is not merely a verbal performance; it is a vocal performance, and the voice projects tension, fear, a dislike of certain topics, and other useful pieces of information.

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Some people cannot bring themselves to provide information that puts them in an unfavorable light until, manuual a lengthy prefatory rationalization, they feel that they have set the stage that the interrogator will now understand why they acted as they did. He is usually regarded as reasonably reliable if his identity and freedom from other intelligence associations have been established, if records checks do not produce derogatory information, if his account of his background is free of omissions or discrepancies suggesting significant withholding, if he does not attempt to elicit information about the questioner or his sponsor, and if he willingly provides detailed information which appears reliable or is established as such.


The use of unsuccessful techniques will of itself increase the interrogatee’s will and ability kuubark resist. The manual advises an interrogator to “manipulate the subject’s environment, to create unpleasant or intolerable situations.

A counterintelligence interrogation consists of four parts: We aim to maintain an inviting space to focus on intelligent interactions and debates. Within a short time most people who have begun talking about themselves go back to early experiences, so that merely by listening and occasionally making a quiet, encouraging remark the screener can learn a great deal.

KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation

Experiments and statistical analyses performed at the University of Minnesota concerned the relationships among anxiety and affiliative tendencies desire to be with other peopleon the one hand, and the ordinal position rank in birth sequence on the other. Kuabrk is the business of the interrogator to provide the right rationalization at the right time. If not, the walk-in may be asked to undergo such testing at a later date.

An introverted or shy detainee might be kept naked and perhaps sexually humiliated, for example. Not being saddled with this chore leaves them free to concentrate kubxrk what sources say, how they say it, and what else they do while talking or listening.

The CI interrogation techniques are discussed in an order of increasing intensity as the focus on source resistance grows kubxrk. However real cooperation is achieved, its existence seems to act as a deterrent to kuvark hostility. He will be offended and may become wholly uncooperative if faced with insistent demands for the naked what.

In some interrogatees the ego-demands, the manyal to save face, are so intertwined with preservation of the cover story that calling the man a liar will merely intensify resistance. The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico. Routine questions about school teachers, employers, and group leaders, for example, will lead the subject to reveal a good deal of how he feels about his parents, superiors, and others of emotional consequence to him because of associative links in his mind.

As interrogation goes on, the subject tends increasingly to divulge or withhold in accordance with the values of the interrogation world rather than those of the outside world unless the periods of questioning are only brief interruptions in his normal life.

During the next interrogation session with the source, a part of the taped denunciation can be played back to him if necessary.