Simple Sabotage

Inspired by the Simple Sabotage Field Manual released by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944 to train European resistors, this is the essential handbook to help stamp out unintentional sabotage in any working group, from major ...

Simple Sabotage

Inspired by the Simple Sabotage Field Manual released by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944 to train European resistors, this is the essential handbook to help stamp out unintentional sabotage in any working group, from major corporations to volunteer PTA committees. In 1944, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)—the predecessor of today’s CIA—issued the Simple Sabotage Field Manual that detailed sabotage techniques designed to demoralize the enemy. One section focused on eight incredibly subtle—and devastatingly destructive—tactics for sabotaging the decision-making processes of organizations. While the manual was written decades ago, these sabotage tactics thrive undetected in organizations today: Insist on doing everything through channels. Make speeches. Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Refer all matters to committees. Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible. Haggle over precise wordings of communications. Refer back to matters already decided upon and attempt to question the advisability of that decision. Advocate caution and urge fellow-conferees to avoid haste that might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on. Be worried about the propriety of any decision. Everyone has been faced with someone who has used these tactics, even when they have meant well. Filled with proven strategies and techniques, this brief, clever book outlines the counter-sabotage measures to detect and reduce the impact of these eight classic sabotage tactics to improve productivity, spur creativity, and engender better collegial relationships.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Classified "Secret" in its day, this manual was only fully declassified in the past few years. This is near-perfect reproduction of the original publication with all wartime classification markings intact.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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. This publication 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. This is near-perfect reproduction of the original publication with all wartime classification markings intact. With the originals all but extinct outside the US National Archives' OSS collection, this series is a must-have for any military scholar or for special operations or intelligence community personnel wishing to honor their heritage. The titles available in this series include: Special Operations Field Manual Operational Groups Field Manual Simple Sabotage Field Manual Secret Intelligence Field Manual Morale Operations Field Manual Maritime Unit Field Manual

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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Simple Sabotage Field Manual

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual Strategic Services (Provisional) is published for the information and guidance of all concerned and will be used as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for this subject. The contents of this Manual should be carefully controlled and should not be allowed to come into unauthorized hands. The instructions may be placed in separate pamphlets or leaflets according to categories of operations but should be distributed with care and not broadly. They should be used as a basis of radio broadcasts only for local and special cases and as directed by the theater commander. AR 380-5, pertaining to handling of secret documents, will be complied with in the handling of this Manual.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

The CIA's Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless Guide to Subverting Any Organization with "Purposeful Stupidity"

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

The CIA's Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless Guide to Subverting Any Organization with "Purposeful Stupidity"

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

The contents of this Manual should be carefully controlled and should not be allowed to come into unauthorized hands.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual


Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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Operation OSS

These rare manual reprints are essential study for anyone interested in the activities of the clandestine community during World War II.

Operation OSS

Operation OSS provides a fascinating glimpse into the famed Office of Strategic Services, better known as the OSS, the predecessor to today's CIA. It combines three declassified manuals that together document the field activities of the clandestine community during World War II, involving both citizen saboteurs and professional teams of trained operatives. Simple Sabotage Field Manual is the basic OSS doctrine for training civilians as saboteurs, outlining the tools, targets, and timing schedules necessary to achieve maximum efficiency in support of conventional military offensives. Maritime Unit Field Manual describes OSS clandestine waterborne operations, including ferrying operatives and supplies to and from enemy-held shores, conducting maritime sabotage against enemy shipping and shipping installations, and providing tactical assistance to conventional forces. Provisional Basic Field Manual puts the sabotage and maritime manuals in proper context, showing how the objectives of physical and morale subversion fit into the overall mission statement and structure of the organization. These rare manual reprints are essential study for anyone interested in the activities of the clandestine community during World War II.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Since World War II, US intelligence agencies have devised innovative ways to defeat their adversaries. In 1944, CIA's precursor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), created the Simple Sabotage Field Manual. This classified booklet described ways to sabotage the US' World War II enemies. The OSS Director William J. Donovan recommended that the sabotage guidance be declassified and distributed to citizens of enemy states via pamphlets and targeted broadcasts. Surprisingly Relevant Sabotage Instructions Many of the sabotage instructions guide ordinary citizens, who may not have agree with their country's wartime policies towards the US, to destabilize their governments by taking disruptive actions. Some of the instructions seem outdated; others remain surprisingly relevant. Together they are a reminder of how easily productivity and order can be undermined. Here's a list of five particularly timeless tips from the Simple Sabotage Field Manual: Managers and Supervisors: To lower morale and production, be pleasant to inefficient workers; give them undeserved promotions. Discriminate against efficient workers; complain unjustly about their work. Employees: Work slowly. Think of ways to increase the number of movements needed to do your job: use a light hammer instead of a heavy one; try to make a small wrench do instead of a big one. Organizations and Conferences: When possible, refer all matters to committees, for "further study and consideration." Attempt to make the committees as large and bureaucratic as possible. Hold conferences when there is more critical work to be done. Telephone: At office, hotel and local telephone switchboards, delay putting calls through, give out wrong numbers, cut people off "accidentally," or forget to disconnect them so that the line cannot be used again. Transportation: Make train travel as inconvenient as possible for enemy personnel. Issue two tickets for the same seat on a train in order to set up an "interesting" argument. Welcome to a special edition of a renowned classic. This classic, difficult-to-find text has been reprinted using a print-on-demand service to provide you with an updated version of the text, at the best value possible! Several edits have been made for readability, including font, text size, spacing, and alignment changes. However, while our goal was to enhance the ease at which this book can be read, we did not alter or change the historic text. Experience this classic in all of its glory and historical significance!

Simple Sabotage Field Manual of World War 2

The contents of this Manual should be carefully controlled and should not be allowed to come into unauthorized hands.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual of World War 2

Simple Sabotage Field Manual of World War 2. United States Office of Strategic Services. OSS Reproduction Branch. Contents: 1. Introduction, 2. Possible effects, 3. Motivating the saboteur, 4. Tools, targets, and timing, 5. Specific suggestions for simple sabotage. This Simple Sabotage Field Manual Strategic Services (Provisional) is published for the information and guidance of all concerned and will be used as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for this subject. The contents of this Manual should be carefully controlled and should not be allowed to come into unauthorized hands. The instructions may be placed in separate pamphlets or leaflets according to categories of operations but should be distributed with care and not broadly. They should be used as a basis of radio broadcasts only for local and special cases and as directed by the theater commander. AR 380-5, pertaining to handling of secret documents, will be complied with in the handling of this Manual. William J. Donovan

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Classified "Secret" in its day, this manual was only fully declassified in the past few years.This is near-perfect reproduction of the original publication with all wartime classification markings intact.With the originals all but extinct ...

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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.This publication 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.This is near-perfect reproduction of the original publication with all wartime classification markings intact.With the originals all but extinct outside the US National Archives' OSS collection, this series is a must-have for any military scholar or for special operations or intelligence community personnel wishing to honor their heritage.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

This information is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Simple Sabotage Field Manual By Strategic Services

Simple Sabotage Field Manual Graphyco Editions

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual Strategic Services (Provisional) is published for the information and guidance of all concerned and will be used as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for this subject.The contents of this ...

Simple Sabotage Field Manual  Graphyco Editions

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual Strategic Services (Provisional) is published for the information and guidance of all concerned and will be used as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for this subject.The contents of this Manual should be carefully controlled and should not be allowed to come into unauthorized hands.The instructions may be placed in separate pamphlets or leaflets according to categories of operations but should be distributed with care and not broadly. They should be used as a basis of radio broadcasts only for local and special cases and as directed by the theater commander.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual-Strategic Services (Provisional)-is published for the information and guidance of all concerned and will be used as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for this subject.The contents of this ...

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual-Strategic Services (Provisional)-is published for the information and guidance of all concerned and will be used as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for this subject.The contents of this Manual should be carefully controlled and should not be allowed to come into unauthorized hands.The instructions may be placed in separate pamphlets or leaflets according to categories of operations but should be distributed with care and not broadly. They should be used as a basis of radio broadcasts only for local and special cases and as directed by the theater commander.AR 380-5, pertaining to handling of secret documents, will be complied with in the handling of this Manual.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Simple Sabotage is a field manual created by the Office of Strategic Services to present to citizen-saboteurs throughout Europe during the Nazi occupation.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Simple Sabotage is a field manual created by the Office of Strategic Services to present to citizen-saboteurs throughout Europe during the Nazi occupation. It presents surprisingly relevant tips and techniques for fighting a modern occupation by enemy forces.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual of the OSS CIA

The purpose of this paper is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual of the OSS  CIA

The purpose of this paper is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it. Sabotage varies from highly technical coup de main acts that require detailed planning and the use of specially-trained operatives, to innumerable simple acts which the ordinary individual citizen-saboteur can perform. This paper is primarily concerned with the latter type. Simple sabotage does not require specially prepared tools or equipment; it is executed by an ordinary citizen who may or may not act individually and without the necessity for active connection with an organized group; and it is carried out in such a way as to involve a minimum danger of injury, detection, and reprisal.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

Some of the instructions seem outdated; others remain surprisingly relevant. Together they are a reminder of how easily productivity and order can be undermined. Declassified by the CIA. This is a print on demand report.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

In 1944, the precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), created the Simple Sabotage Field Manual. This classified booklet described ways to sabotage the U.S.'s World War II enemies. OSS Director William J. Donovan recommended that the sabotage guidance be declassified and distributed to citizens of enemy states via pamphlets and targeted broadcasts. Many of the sabotage instructions guide ordinary citizens, who may not have agreed with their country's wartime policies towards the U.S., to destabilize their governments by taking disruptive actions. Some of the instructions seem outdated; others remain surprisingly relevant. Together they are a reminder of how easily productivity and order can be undermined. Declassified by the CIA. This is a print on demand report.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual Strategic Services (Provisional) ispublished for the information and guidance of all concerned and will beused as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for thissubject.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual Strategic Services (Provisional) ispublished for the information and guidance of all concerned and will beused as the basic doctrine for Strategic Services training for thissubject.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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