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2021-07-01

OSS sabotage manual from 1944

Rebecca Hill posted a Homeland Security Digital Library article on Facebook.

OSS/CIA sabatoge instructions
sabatoge instructions
  1. Organizations and Conferences
  1. Insist on doing everything through channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.

  2. Make speeches.” Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Illustrate your points” by long anecdotes and accounts of personal experiences. Never hesitate to make a few appropriate patriotic” comments.

  3. When possible, refer all matters to committees, for further study and consideration.” Attempt to make the committees as large as possible — never less than five.

  4. Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible.

  5. Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions.

  6. Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision.

  7. Advocate caution.” Be reasonable” and urge your fellow-conferees to be reasonable” and avoid haste which might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on.

  8. Be worried about the propriety of any decision raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated lies within the jurisdiction of the group or whether it might confict with the policy of some higher echelon.


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