The CIA's Secret Manual on Coercive Questioning
An Inside View of the Agency's Hostile Interrogation Strategies
56 pages, magazine format
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"Resistant sources" can be broken with carefully chosen, concentrated psychological
forces, according to the CIA's 1963 guidebook on interrogation. The "KUBARK
Counterintelligence Interrogation" manual, declassified in 1997, offers
an inside view of the agency's hostile interrogation strategies -- methods
for inducing mental and physical agony. Throughout the manual, the CIA cites
its covertly funded mind control research to explain the optimal means of
making people talk. Among the CIA's twisted secrets for extracting information
from "resistant sources":
- Psychological assessments: Tricks for exposing and exploiting the personality flaws and personal weaknesses of the interrogatee.
- Mental Trickery: Methods of manipulating a subject's reality to fool him into unwittingly revealing information, from the "Alice in Wonderland" technique to the old "Spinoza and Mortimer Snerd" trick.
- Sensory Deprivation and Heightened Suggestibility Through Hypnosis: Spooky interrogation tricks with roots in the CIA's MKULTRA mind control program.
- Threats, Pain, Drugs and Electrocution: When psychological tactics failed, the spooks were prepared to get nasty with a battery of physical torture techniques.
Serious students, researchers and critics of the CIA will want a hard
copy of this document for their libraries, and this meticulously-proofread
verbatim transcript is only available from ParaScope. Includes an extensive
introduction by Dossier editor Jon Elliston, placing the interrogation
manual in its historic context.
"...a Cold War artifact of the first order."
--Tim Weiner, New York Times
"InTERRORgation reprints the manual verbatim, complete with the
many (and clearly significant) CIA censors' deletions... To say that this
is an important document is a gross understatement."
--WorldViews, September 1998 issue
"Thanks is due to ParaScope for helping make available this chilling manual
used in the agency's long-hidden crimes."
--fifth estate, Summer 1998 issue
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