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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Yet they have conducted scientific inquiries into many subjects that are closely related to interrogation: To attain rapport, the interrogator should be friendly. Basically, all schemes for labelling people are wrong per se; applied arbitrarily, they always produce distortions.

Every effort has been made to report and interpret these findings in our own language, in place of the terminology employed by the psychologists. The Opening 2. They are far less likely to make real personal sacrifices for a cause cia-kubarl-torture to use them as a temporary means of obtaining a permanent personal gain.

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. Retrieved November 7, The excerpts from “Terrorism and the Urban Cia-kubark-torturw “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.

Any time the subject is moved for any reason, he should be blindfolded and handcuffed. These methods were actively followed by Latin American militaries, particularly in the s and s; in Chile and Argentina’s “dirty wars” in which thousands of dissidents disappeared; by military dictatorships in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay; in the Central American wars, where tens of thousands cia-kubark-toture civilians were killed; and in the Andean countries, where human rights violations still abound.


Above all, the interrogator must remember that finding some of the characteristics 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. Restrictive measures include curfews, travel passes, rationing, and restricted areas.

Is there a torture manual?

Creating a sense of unfamiliarity, disorientation and isolation seems to be the hallmarks of psychologically undermining a detainee in the purview of the KUBARK manual. Handling upon arrival at the facility. Many provocation agents are walk-ins posing as escapees, refugees, or defectors in order to penetrate emigre groups, ODYOKE intelligence, or other targets assigned by hostile services.

Not an Abstract Violation of Human Rights The training provided by these manuals, the lesson plans and Project X is not some abstract violation of human rights principles.

Suspects should be held incommunicado and should be deprived of any kind of normal routine in eating and sleeping. As interrogation sources, optimistic characters respond best to a kindly, parental approach.

The CIA’s Torture Manual In Its Entirety, Part I | Stuff You Should Know

A CI target is someone or something that cia-kubarm-torture within the previously described categories; it may or may not be hostile. Surveillance of suspect political groups: A CI target is someone or something that fits within these categories and that can or cannot be hostile to our cause.

Although the brand of torture the CIA devised through more than a decade of trial and error may not inflict physical pain, it can still do some real damage. A cooperative witness cia-kubatk-torture sometimes be coached to exaggerate the subject’s involvement or accuse him of a worse crime than the matter at hand. EXCERPTS The following collection of excerpts does not contain all the objectionable passages within the manuals, but rather offers a sampling of them. If he has met severe frustrations in later childhood, he may be petulant, vengeful, and constantly demanding.


What is your assignment now? For example, readers are taught that an insurgent “Does not have a legal status as a prisoner of war under the Geneva convention,” implying that there are no international conventions covering their treatment. Among the main organizations of this type can be mentioned political parties, unions and youth and student groups.

A User’s Guide to Torture? Physical pain, however, is ultimately deemed counterproductive by the manual. The definitions, legal considerations, and discussions of interrogators and sources, as well as Section VI on screening and other preliminaries, are relevant to all kinds of interrogations. The employees [paid government informants] worthy of greatest confidence are mature, objective and emotionally stable individuals KUBARK CI interrogations are designed, almost invariably, to yield information about foreign intelligence and security services or Communist organizations.

They often reach decisions very slowly.

Declassified Army and CIA Manuals – Latin America Working Group

Even electoral activity is suspect: Soon after, the U. The seven Spanish-language manuals were drafted in by U. Their purpose is to detect sources of insurgent support, sympathizers, and routes used by the insurgent forces for intelligence, logistics, and routine activities and to act to cla-kubark-torture these activities. However, the whole episode was treated as an isolated incident.

Has prior Headquarters permission been obtained? In some zones, the local population, including children, don’t speak or associate with U.

Not an Abstract Violation of Human Rights.