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These techniques are officially approved to interrogate detainees by US Government. Not suitable for customers.

  • Yelling at detainee

  • Deception: multiple interrogators

  • Deception: Interrogator is from country with reputation for harsh treatment of detainees; “False Flag”

  • Incentive or removal of incentive

  • Playing on a detainee’s love for a particular group

  • Playing on a detainee’s hate for a particular group

  • Significantly/ or moderately increasing fear level of detainee

  • Reducing fear level of detainee

  • Boosting the ego of detainee

  • Insulting the ego of detainee, not beyond the limits that would apply to a POW

  • Invoking feelings of futility in detainee

  • Convincing detainee interrogator knows all

  • Convincing detainee that interrogator has mistaken detainee for someone else

  • Continually repeating same questions to detainee during same interrogation period

  • Convincing detainee interrogator has damning/inaccurate file, which must be fixed

  • Good cop, bad cop

  • Rapid fire questioning w/ no time for answer

  • Staring at detainee to encourage discomfort

  • New interrogation environment: change of scenery up/down

  • Dietary manipulation (e.g. hot food to cold MREs)

  • Use of stress positions (e.g. prolonged standing)

  • Use of falsified documents or reports in interrogation

  • Isolating prisoner for up to 30 days

  • New interrogation environment: better or worse

  • Sensory deprivation (light and auditory stimuli)

  • Hooding (during transportation and questioning)

  • Prolonged interrogations (e.g. 20 hours)
    Removal of comfort items (including religious items)

  • Removal of detainee’s clothing

  • Forced grooming, including shaving of beards, etc.

  • Using detainee phobias (e.g. fear of dogs) to induce stress

  • Face slap or stomach slap (limited to 2 slaps per application and 2 applications per interrogation)

  • Physical training (forced calisthenics)

  • Sleep adjustment (adjusting sleep cycles, i.e. evening to morning; not sleep deprivation)

  • Sleep deprivation (not to exceed four days)

  • Threatening to transfer detainee to a country from which he would fear death or torture

  • Environmental manipulation (exposing detainee to temperature adjustment or unpleasant smell)

  • Exposure to cold weather or water (with appropriate medical monitoring)

  • Threat of imminent death to detainee or his family members

  • Use of wet towel and dripping water to induce misperception of suffocation

  • Use of mild, non-injurious physical contact such as grabbing, poking in the chest, and light pushing