This historical document was originally published by the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS; now the Central Intelligence Agency) in 1944, for use by OSS agents in motivating or recruiting potential foreign saboteurs. Agents were granted permission to print and disseminate portions of the document as needed. The since-declassified booklet describes ways for civilians to inflict sabotage through ordinary means, so as to minimize undue attention. According to the document, saboteur-recruits were most often U.S. sympathizers keen to disrupt war efforts against the U.S. during World War Two. The booklet contains instructions for destabilizing or reducing progress and productivity by non-violent means. The booklet is separated into headings that correspond to specific audiences, including: "Managers and Supervisors"; "Employees"; "Organizations and Conferences"; "Communications"; "Transportation" (Railways, Automotive, and Water); "General Devices for Lowering Morale and Creating Confusion"; and "Electric Power."
United States. War Department. Strategic Services Unit