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CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual KUBARK–a CIA codename for itself–describes the qualifications of a successful. PDF | A careful reading of the KUBARK manual is essential for anyone involved in Anticipating modern-day interrogation guides such as CIA’s “KUBARK. Major documents in the history of American intelligence interrogation are included in this unique ebook compilation, including two famous manuals, the CIA.

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The s appear to have been a time when the CIA put a tremendous amount of energy into perfecting the science of torture.

The New York Times ]. 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 mannual.


Although the brand of torture the CIA devised through more than a decade of trial and error may not inflict physical pain, it maunal still do some real damage. There is indeed a torture manual and the CIA literally wrote it.

The Washington Post ] manual, methods for breaking detainees are based generally on psychology. An introverted or shy detainee might be kept naked and perhaps sexually humiliated, for example. Kubrak may also be taken simply to alienate the detainee and make him or her less comfortable.

CIA Torture Manual: See Inside The Declassified KUBARK Handbook

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. Practices like starvation, keeping inmates in small, windowless cells with unchanging artificial light and forcing inmates to sit or stand in uncomfortable positions stress positions for long periods of time have been amnual or banned outright by the United States government. So, too, are using hypnosis kubatk drugs to extract information.

The Baltimore Sun ]. Physical pain, however, is ultimately deemed counterproductive by the manual.


The old adage that anticipation is worse than the experience appears to also have a basis in the shadowy field of torture. A newer book, largely a revision of the KUBARK manual, draws the same foundational conclusion — that psychological torment is paramount to physical abuse.

The Human Resource Exploitation Manual — was first publicized as the result of an investigative report into the human rights abuses in Honduras. Why a Draft Would Weaken the U.

The CIA wrote a torture manual more than 50 years ago, and then gave it to Latin American dictators

The Haunted Mixtape of the Vietnam War. Is there a torture manual? A User’s Guide to Torture? A Vietnamese paratrooper threatens a suspected Viet Cong soldier with a bayonet during an interrogation in