It used electrical currents to inflict pain [source: The Boston Globe ]. The agency conducted trials investigating the effects of sensory deprivation [source: The Washington Post ]. 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. 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.
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Travellers janual usually interviewed, debriefed, or queried through eliciting techniques. 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.
Interrogation rooms should be windowless, soundproof, dark and without toilets. The ideal solution would be to avoid all categorizing. To attain rapport, the interrogator should be friendly.
The CIA wrote a torture manual more than 50 years ago, and then gave it to Latin American dictators Kubzrk is not claimed that the classification system presented here is complete; some interrogatees will not fit into any one of the groupings. Interrogations conducted under compulsion or duress are especially likely to involve illegality and to entail damaging consequences for KUBARK.
Yet they have conducted scientific inquiries into many subjects that are closely related to interrogation: The Washington Post ] manual, methods for breaking detainees are based generally on psychology. For the Bush administration memos, see Torture Mubark. The interrogator who is dealing with an orderly-obstinate character should avoid the role of hostile authority.
He may become an alcoholic or drug addict. Interrogation of them is usually inconclusive and, if prolonged, unrewarding. He may even have a system of morality that is all his own. Basically, all schemes for labelling people are wrong per se; applied arbitrarily, they always produce distortions. Click here to cancel reply. It used electrical currents manul inflict pain [source: Full particulars are needed.
After this investigation, the Department of Defense discontinued the use of the manuals, directed their manula to the extent practicable, and destroyed the copies in kubrak field. Such typologies also cause disagreement even among professional psychiatrists and psychologists. BACK in the thick of the heavy, dark days of the Vietnam War, the CIA conducted a survey of the existing literature it had on torture, all of the studies carried out by reckless psychologists in the 50s, wisdom accrued from police beatings of suspects in interrogations, the effects of isolation, everything the most powerful clandestine service knew about torture and compiled it into what amounted to a field manual on how to best extract information from unwilling informants.
Pressure tactics or hostility will make them retreat inside themselves, whereas reassurance will bring them out. They often reach decisions very slowly. In the opening phases of interrogation, or in a quick interrogation, we are compelled to make some use of the shorthand of categorizing, despite distortions. Between andafter congressional committees began questioning training techniques being used by the CIA in Latin America, the manual went through substantial revision.
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KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation
Travellers janual usually interviewed, debriefed, or queried through eliciting techniques. 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. Interrogation rooms should be windowless, soundproof, dark and without toilets. The ideal solution would be to avoid all categorizing.
MDR for Full Text of July 1963 "KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation" Manual
This is the oldest manual, and describes the use of abusive techniques, as exemplified by two references to the use of electric shock, in addition to use of threats and fear, sensory deprivation, and isolation. According to a declassified report prepared for the Senate intelligence committee, the manual was developed from notes of a CIA interrogation course in Honduras. These manuals recommend arresting suspects early in the morning by surprise, blindfolding them, and stripping them naked. Suspects should be held incommunicado and should be deprived of any kind of normal routine in eating and sleeping. Interrogation rooms should be windowless, soundproof, dark and without toilets. The manuals advise that torture techniques can backfire and that the threat of pain is often more effective than pain itself.