February 18th, 2006

Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare

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From: Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992
by William M. Leogrande Page 363

The CIA's "Murder Manual"

On October 15, six days before the second presidential debate, the Associated Press reported that the CIA had written a manual for the contras, entitled Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare. The ninety-page book of instructions focused mainly on how "Armed Propaganda Teams" could build political support within Nicaragua for the contra cause through deceit, intimidation, and violence.66