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Curing Analytic Pathologies: Pathways to Improved Intelligence Analysis By Central Intelligence Agency
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As a result of a number of analytic projects for different intelligence agencies, a major focus of my work during the past several years has involved examining the practice of analysis within the US... More > Intelligence Community. This study was prompted by a growing conviction—shared by others, to be sure—that improving the analytic products delivered by Intelligence Community components had to begin with a critical and thorough appraisal of the way those products are created. A conversation with a physicist friend in 2002 had triggered thoughts on several basic differences between the practice of science and intelligence analysis. Shortly thereafter, an invitation to give a seminar on intelligence analysis at Stanford University led me to prepare a briefing entitled “Intelligence and Warning: Analytic Pathologies,” which focused on a diagnosis of the problems highlighted by recent intelligence failures.< Less
The KUBARK Manual of Counter-Intelligence Interrogation By Central Intelligence Agency
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In 1963 a CIA program known as KUBARK created the Manual of Counter-Intelligence Interrogation for dissemination to its operatives. The manual contains detailed instructions on interrogating people... More > who may have vital information, such as captured operatives. Using modern behavioral psychology the manual takes the operative step-by-step through the entire process of establishing and conducting counter-intelligence interrogation operations, from legal and policy considerations to selecting the right interrogator, to defining the personality types of those to be interrogated (and thus choosing the right approach for each individual) to "coercive" methods for extracting information from un-cooperative subjects. A fascinating document that is as valid today as it was forty years ago - perhaps one of the most important pieces of applied behavioral psychology ever created, and only begins to reveal the dark side of intelligence gathering interrogation operations such as today’s Rendition program.< Less
The KUBARK Manual of Counter-Intelligence Interrogation By Central Intelligence Agency
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In 1963 a CIA program known as KUBARK created the Manual of Counter-Intelligence Interrogation for dissemination to its operatives. The manual contains detailed instructions on interrogating people... More > who may have vital information, such as captured operatives. Using modern behavioral psychology the manual takes the operative step-by-step through the entire process of establishing and conducting counter-intelligence interrogation operations, from legal and policy considerations to selecting the right interrogator, to defining the personality types of those to be interrogated (and thus choosing the right approach for each individual) to "coercive" methods for extracting information from un-cooperative subjects. A fascinating document that is as valid today as it was forty years ago - perhaps one of the most important pieces of applied behavioral psychology ever created, and only begins to reveal the dark side of intelligence gathering interrogation operations such as today’s Rendition program.< Less
The KUBARK Field Manual of Counter-Intelligence Interrogation By Central Intelligence Agency
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A Field version of the (in)famous manual on interrogation, originally created by the CIA. A smaller size than the original for enhanced portability, with ring-binding for long-term durability. The... More > manual contains detailed instructions on interrogation. Using modern behavioral psychology the manual takes the operative step-by-step through the entire process of establishing and conducting counter-intelligence interrogation operations, including "coercive" methods for extracting information from un-cooperative subjects. A fascinating document that is as valid today as it was forty years ago - perhaps one of the most important pieces of applied behavioral psychology ever created, and only begins to reveal the dark side of intelligence gathering interrogation operations such as today’s Rendition program.< Less
Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare By Central Intelligence Agency
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Originally written by the Central Intelligence Agency and distributed to the Contra's in South America this manual details how to apply Psych-War concepts, tactics and strategy in an asymmetrical... More > (4th Generation Warfare) insurgency/guerrilla war.< Less
Kubark: Counterintelligence Interrogation By Central Intelligence Agency
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The CIA's one-and-only official interrogation manual was published in 1963 and has recently been made available online; this softcover edition marks the Agency's redactions and includes the extensive... More > descriptive bibliography of the original. This is not a facsimile but a typeset reference edition. KUBARK contains fascinating analysis on types of interrogatees (and interrogators) and a number of nonviolent (as well as violent) strategems. This is a work of historic importance and a fundamental source document for students of the Cold War.< Less
The CIA Document of Human Manipulation: Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual By by The Central Intelligence Agency
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Released by the Freedom of Information Act. This document is a thorough description of how the CIA recommends interrogating a subject. To get the information that is needed there is nothing withheld... More > short of torture. For example in "Threats and Fears," the CIA authors note that "the threat of coercion usually weakens or destroys resistance more effectively than coercion itself. The threat to inflict pain, for example, can trigger fears more damaging than the immediate sensation of pain." Under the subheading "Pain," the guidelines discuss the theories behind various thresholds of pain, and recommend that a subject's "resistance is likelier to be sapped by pain which he seems to inflict upon himself" such rather than by direct torture. The report suggests forcing the detainee to stand at attention for long periods of time. A section on sensory deprivations suggests imprisoning detainees in rooms without sensory stimuli of any kind, "in a cell which has no light," for example.< Less
CIA Lock Picking: Field Operative Training Manual By Central Intelligence Agency
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Did you ever lose your keys? Lock picking is the skill of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key. Although lock picking can be... More > associated with criminal intent, it is an essential skill for a locksmith. Lock picking is the ideal way of opening a lock without the correct key, while not damaging the lock, allowing it to be rekeyed for later use, which is especially important with antique locks that would be impossible to replace if destructive entry methods were used.< Less
CIA Lock Picking: Field Operative Training Manual By Central Intelligence Agency
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Did you ever lose your keys? Lock picking is the skill of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key. Although lock picking can be... More > associated with criminal intent, it is an essential skill for a locksmith. Lock picking is the ideal way of opening a lock without the correct key, while not damaging the lock, allowing it to be rekeyed for later use, which is especially important with antique locks that would be impossible to replace if destructive entry methods were used.< Less
The CIA Document of Human Manipulation: Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual By The Central Intelligence Agency
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Released by the Freedom of Information Act. This document is a thorough description of how the CIA recommends interrogating a subject. To get the information that is needed there is nothing withheld... More > short of torture. For example in "Threats and Fears," the CIA authors note that "the threat of coercion usually weakens or destroys resistance more effectively than coercion itself. The threat to inflict pain, for example, can trigger fears more damaging than the immediate sensation of pain." Under the subheading "Pain," the guidelines discuss the theories behind various thresholds of pain, and recommend that a subject's "resistance is likelier to be sapped by pain which he seems to inflict upon himself" such rather than by direct torture. The report suggests forcing the detainee to stand at attention for long periods of time. A section on sensory deprivations suggests imprisoning detainees in rooms without sensory stimuli of any kind, "in a cell which has no light," for example.< Less