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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The proprietary interests of the host government will frequently dictate interrogation by a liaison service rather than by KUBARK. The manuals do advise that torture techniques can backfire and that the threat of pain is often more effective than pain manuao.

Some example of these targets are government officials, political leaders, and members of the infrastructure. In accordance with Title 17 U.

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Examples of hostile organizations or groups are paramilitary groups, labor unions, and dissident groups. 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 cia-oubark-torture for enemy dead. Physical pain, however, is ultimately deemed counterproductive by the manual.

The cia-lubark-torture of how insurgencies develop is, in most of the manuals, simplistic and dated. Usually the orderly-obstinate character cia-kubark-torhure a history of active rebellion in childhood, of persistently doing the exact opposite of what he is told to do. A program of control of the population and resources must include a system of passes. Superficial treatment of legal and human rights considerations.

In general, direct physical brutality creates only resentment, hostility, and further defiance.

The brief histories of El Salvador and Guatemala, for example, in “Terrorism and the Urban Guerilla” skip over any repression, human rights violations or problems in democratic governance that contributed to the growth of revolutionary movements in those countries.


The local populace refuse to provide intelligence to government forces. For example, “While we do not stress the use of coercive techniques, we do want to make you aware of them and the proper way to use them”, has been altered to, “While we deplore the use of coercive techniques, we do want to make you aware of them so cia-kubark-tortufe you may avoid them. Find more books at transcend. Pressure tactics or hostility will make them retreat inside themselves, whereas reassurance will bring them out.

People in this category are characteristically frugal, orderly, and cold; frequently they are quite intellectual. The hearing was not the first time such manuals had surfaced. The insurgents are active in the areas of political nominations, political organizations, political education, and judicial laws.

A suggestion at the proper time that manjal cooperation or confession can help protect the innocent may be effective. For this reason a major purpose of this study is to focus relevant scientific findings upon CI interrogation.

This could be by convincing him that he has been compromised by the guerillas. 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. Cia-kubark-rorture success of good interrogators depends in large measure upon their use, conscious or not, of these principles and of processes and techniques deriving from them.

Materials from the most intense days of the Cold War in the s, which should never have been created in the first place, kept on being repackaged and reused despite a series of scandals and investigations that should have prompted a thorough revision of all materials and retraining of the U.

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Several manuals describe techniques for “controlling the population” which include curfews, military checkpoints, house-to-house searches, issuance of ID cards and rationing. He may become an alcoholic or drug addict. The manuals as well as the SOA lesson plans, in turn, were also based in part on older material dating back to the s from “Project X,” the U.


Alderman had Guevara in prison but he was freed, thinking he didn’t have much importance within the communist movement. The employees [paid government informants] worthy of greatest confidence are mature, objective and emotionally stable individuals Also included are selections that reveal the simplistic and dated approach that is typical of the manuals.

Political leaders known or suspected as hostile toward the Armed Forces or the political interests of the National Government. They are far less likely to make real personal sacrifices for a cause than to use them as a temporary means of obtaining a permanent personal gain.

This kind of source is almost constantly happy-go-lucky, impulsive, inconsistent, and undependable. Democracy, Intervention, and Human Rights.

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Instead, the manuals provide detailed techniques for infiltrating social movements, interrogating suspects, surveillance, maintaining military secrecy, recruiting and retaining spies, and controlling the population. On the ci-kubark-torture hand, there are valid objections to the adoption cia-kubark-torure cultural-geographic categories for interrogation purposes however valid they may be as KUCAGE concepts.

Policy towards Latin America. During this time, the international communist Ernesto Che Guevara appeared in Guatemala. In a superficial attempt to correct the worst of the manual, in a page advising against using coercive techniques was inserted and handwritten changes were introduced haphazardly into the text.