Simple Sabotage Field Manual (1944) by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), predecessor organization to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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OSS pin © flickr.com - The Central Intelligence Agency

OSS pin © flickr.com – The Central Intelligence Agency

The Second World War era Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was the forerunner of today’s CIA. During the war the organisation planned and executed thousands of covert operations behind enemy lines from North Africa to Europe to Asia.

The following PDF file, published by the CIA, reproduces the famous OSS’ 1944 “Simple Sabotage” Field Manual. It describes how a worker in occupied territory might “innocently” sabotage the administrative, transport, industrial and production capability of the occupying enemy force through simple, unobtrusive acts of sabotage and resistance. The scary part is that most of these techniques would still be frighteningly workable today, making the OSS Simple Sabotage Field Manual a must-have for anyone with a management role in a business or local government department. Classified “Secret” in its day, this manual was only fully declassified in the past few years.

Apparently far too many employees in politics, administrations and lobby organizations have internalized the manual so thoroughly that the EU is increasingly being brought to a standstill from within and at all levels. It is high time to take appropriate countermeasures.

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Download: Simple Sabotage Field Manual (1944)

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