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From: (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06552083 CONFIDENTIAL/INOFORN To: Cc. Sec: Subject: Description of Physical Pressures Date: 7/9/2002 10:58:03 AM Original Text of (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct 9 July 2002 MEMORANDUM FOR: FROM: (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(6) OFFICE: TC/UBL (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(6) SUBJECT: Description of Physical Pressures REFERENCE: Original Text of (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct From the Desk of Operational Psychologist (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(6) (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) I of 3 NOTE FOR: FROM: OFFICE: OAD DATE: 07/08/2002 04:15:15 PM SUBJECT: Description of Physical Pressures (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(6) GG-114F+B-ENI-T-FA-L-ffNeFeRN Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06552083 6/16/2015 10:53 AM Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06552083 Below are the descriptions of potential physical and psychological pressures discussed in the July 8, 2002 meeting.] (b)(5) 1. Attention Grasp: In a controlled and quick motion, grasp the individual with both hands, one on each side of the collar opening. In the same motion, draw the ihdividual toward you. 2.Walling: The individual is stood in front of a specially cons wall. The individual's heels touch the wall. The individual forward and then quickly and firmly pushed into the wall. The h supported with a rolled hood or towel that provides a c-collar prevent whiplash. Contact with the wall is made with the indivi blades. To reduce the probability of injury, the individual is rebound from the wall. 3. Facial Hold: One open palm is placed on either side of the face, fingertips well away from the individual's eyes. The goa head immobile. 4. Facial Slap (Insult Slap): The slap is delivered with finger spread. Contact should be made with the area directly between chin and the bottom of the corresponding earlobe. The goal of is to induce shock and surprise, not severe pain. 5. Cramped Confinement: Individuals are placed in a confined s dimension of which restricts movement. The container is usuall Individuals may be kept in larger confinement spaces for up to smaller confinement boxes for one hour. 6. Wall Standing: This technique is used to induce fatigue. Th stands approximately 4 or 5 feet from a wall, with his feet spr approximately shoulder width. With arms out stretched in front, on the wall supporting body weight. Individuals are not allowed reposition their feet or hands. 7. Stress Positions: A variety of stress positions are possible producing mild physical discomfort from prolonged muscle use, r associated with contortions or twisting of the body. The two di the subject sitting on the floor with legs extended straight ou him with his arms raised above his head; and (2) having the sub1 ect kneel on the floor and lean back at a 45 degree angle. ructed flexible s pulled ad and neck are ffect to help ual's shoulder allowed to ndividual's is to hold the slightly he tip of the he facial slap ace the dark. 18 hours, and individual ad fingers resting to move or They focus on ther than pain cussed were (1) in front of l, 8. Sleep Deprivation: Preventing sleep is intended to have the effect of. reducing the subject's ability to think on his feet secondary td fatigue and to motivate him to cooperate because of the discomfort associateid with sleep debt. For most people, the effects of sleep deprivation remit after one or two nights of uninterrupted sleep. In rare circumstances, individuals predisposed to psychological problems may display abreactions, but these tod generally remit after the individual sleeps. The record (Guinness Book cif World Records) for voluntary sleep deprivation is 205 hours with the aubject showing no significant psychological problems and quick recovery after dne or two days 9. Water Board: With this procedure, individuals are bound securely to an ?'inclined bench. Initially a cloth is placed over the subject's forehead and eyes. As water is applied in a controlled manner, the cloth is slowly lowered until it also covers the mouth and nose. Once the cloth is saturated and completely covering the mouth and nose, subject would be exposed to 20 to 40 2of3 CONFIDENTIALIINOFORN Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06552083 6/16/2015 10:53 AM (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) Nat (b)(6) Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06552083 seconds of restricted airflow. Water is applied to keep the cloth saturated. After the 20 to 40 seconds of restricted airflow, the cloth is removed and the subject is allowed to breath unimpeded. After 3 or 4 full breaths, the procedure may be repeated. Water is usually applied from a canteen cup or small watering can with a spout. 10: Use of Diapers: The subject appears to be very fastidious. He spend much time cleaning himself and seems to go out of his way to avoid circumstances likely to bring him in contact with potentially unclean objects or material. He is very sensitive to situations that reflect a loss of status or are potentially humiliating. One way to leverage his concerns, while helping ensure his wound doesn't become infected with human waste when in cramped confinement is to place him in an adult diaper. If soiled, care would have to be taken to keep human waste out of his leg wound. 11. Insects: The subject appears to have a fear of insects. One possibility is to threaten to place stinging insects into the cramped confinement box with him, but instead place harmless insects. The purpose of this would be to play off his fears and increase his sense of dread and motivate him to avoid the box in the future by cooperating with the interrogator's requests. 12. Mock Burial: The individual is placed in a cramped confinement box that resembles a coffin. The box has hidden air holes to prevent suffocation. The individual is moved to a prepared site where he hears digging. The site has a prepared hole, dug in such a way that the box can be lowered into the ground and shovels of dirt thrown in on top of it without blocking the air holes or actually burying the individual. This procedure would be used as part of a threat and rescue scenario where the "burial" is interrupted and the subject is rescued by a concerned party. The rescuers then use the subject's fear of being returned to the people trying to bury him as a means of pressuring the subject for information. (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(5) (b)(6) SecAct Sent on 8 July 2002 at 04:15:15 PM CC: Sent on 9 July 2002 at 07:22:23 AM 3 of 3 Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06552083 6/16/2015 10:53 AM