CIA Declassifies New Portions of KUBARK Interrogation Manual



The last declassified release from the KUBARK interrogation manual occurred in 1997. If you’re wondering KUBARK is what the CIA calls itself, as well as being the name of a reasonably obscure comic book character.

Via Muckrock:

In the midst of controversy over the potential release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program, last month the CIA quietly released a newly declassified version of the infamous 1963 “KUBARK” interrogation manual. (Note: “KUBARK” was the CIA’s code name for itself.)

The new material adds greatly to our understanding of the CIA’s interrogation and torture history. This manual was first released to the Baltimore Sun in 1997 with heavy redactions, and received considerable coverage at the time. In subsequent years, the manual was cited as a harbinger if not model of U.S. torture during the Bush years. The National Security Archive posted the 1997 FOIA version of the manual online. The CIA’s newly released version here is the first significant update of that material in more than 16 years.

7 Comments on "CIA Declassifies New Portions of KUBARK Interrogation Manual"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Apr 8, 2014 at 3:11 pm |

    nothing the CIA says about itself can trusted
    everything the CIA says about itself is self-serving
    I once watched a CIA produced video from MIT
    which was intended to refute the latest CIA expose
    and there best defense was
    it’s true, but we wish he wouldn’t say that in print

  2. Anarchy Pony | Apr 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm |

    The CIA should be purged from the surface of the earth by fire and steel. Unfortunately the movers and shakers would have advanced warning and would start a new agency to take its place.

  3. Craig Bickford | Apr 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm |

    They are the secret army of the Plutocrats, what do we expect really? I was fairly amused at the recent USAID scandal, the same schema that the CIA has been denying along side the state department is in existence for decades now. That scheme of course is one among many covers or jackets for CIA covert Ops. To me it is just so funny and ironic that we run covert Ops that are probably fairly detrimental to the host countries interests as a whole, or at least so say the detractors of US covert foreign policy, under the cover of an aid and development program.

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