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Sabotage: Perfecting the Art of Surprise

Most sabotage missions share one problem: how do you get the tools needed to accomplish a mission to the final target? It’s an agent’s solution to this problem that often determines the mission’s success.

During World War II, CIA’s predecessor organization, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) used explosive coal and flour, limpet mines, and anti-engine contaminates to secretly degrade the enemy’s defenses. Sabotage: Perfecting the Art of Surprise highlights a few of the OSS’s destructive sabotage mechanisms that enabled them to take the enemy by surprise. To learn more about simple sabotage, read our previously published featured story.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2013 12:06 PM
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014 10:47 AM