The Book of Ninja

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The Bansenshukai is a Japanese military manual based on samurai guerrilla tactics, espionage, assassination and destruction, which contains dangerous and deadly information. Instructions include: theft, explosives, poisonous gases, toxins, clandestine and underhanded action and arson, among many other military topics. This translation has been made available in English for the purpose of history and for education and is a deep and academic look into the misunderstood arts of the Japanese shinobi no mono, or ninja as they are more commonly known. Therefore, the information contained within is for research purposes only and should not be recreated nor re-enacted in any way.

The Book of Ninja

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The Resister

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This publication is not intended to be a comprehensive work on the intelligence requirements for resistance, nor on the tradecraft necessary to operate and survive under strict population control measures. It is intended to be an introductory text — a primer that defines organizational requirements and limited operational methodology.

Effective resistance begins with knowing what needs to be done. Reduced to its simplest terms, intelligence is knowledge and foreknowledge of the world around us — the prelude to decision and action by (in our case) under- ground and resistance policy makers. The underground intelligence organization provides this information in a fashion that helps consumers, either resistance political leaders or militia commanders, to consider alternative options and outcomes.

The intelligence process involves the painstaking — generally tedious — collection of facts, their analysis, quick and clear evaluations, production of intelligence assessments, and their timely dissemination to consumers. Above all, the analytical process must be rigorous, timely, and relevant to the underground’s policy needs and concerns. The underground intelligence organization deals with both classified and unclassified information on federal, state and local government, law enforcement and military developments. Its analysts takes raw data and produce finished intelligence by analyzing, evaluating, interpreting, and integrating the various pieces of information.

The underground intelligence organization offers the intelligence consumer a broad range of products (which may be presented through a variety of media):

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• Daily publications and bulletins or briefings about current developments.

• Biographical reports and psychological studies.

• Assessments, briefs, and memorandums on specific subjects.

• Technical analyses or weapons, weapon systems, and how to defeat them.

• Formal estimates that take more in-depth looks at specific national situations.

• Comprehensive research studies.

• Serial publications and situation reports addressing specialized topics, key locations, or important policy issues.

Some of the best information used in various intelligence products comes from sensitive sources. To protect these sources — whether human or technical — and to ensure the continued availability of the information to the resistance, most intelligence is classified and carefully controlled on a “need -to-know” basis.

There are four categories of intelligence sources, also known as collection disciplines:

1 . Signals intelligence, also known as SIGINT, includes information derived from intercepted communications and electronic emissions in general.

2. Imagery, referred to as IMINT, includes both overhead and ground imagery.

3. Measurements and signature intelligence, also known as MASINT, is technically derived intelligence data other than IMINT and SIGINT. The data result in intelligence that locates, identifies, or describes distinctive characteristics of targets.

4. Human source intelligence, also known as HUMINT, involves clandes- tine and covert collection techniques. The following are some of the principal types of collection associated with HUMINT:

•Acquisition of open-source data from media, including radio, TV, films, newspapers, journals, and books.

•Clandestine source acquisition of information and other data (including photography, documents, and other material) of intelligence value.

•Data collection.

•Debriefing of citizens of sovereign states who travel or have access to government information.

•Interrogation of federal prisoners. Simply put, intelligence is knowledge, organization, and activity. Frank Slocum Intelligence Officer, SF Underground

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The Boy Spy

John Clem Civil War

A successful scout, or spy, is like a great poet in one respect: he is born, not made—subject to the requisition of the military genius of the time. That I was not born to be hanged is a self-evident proposition. Whether I was a successful scout or not, the reader of these pages must determine. It was my good fortune to have first seen the light under the shadow of one of the spurs of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, in the State of Pennsylvania, near Mason and Dixon’s line. This same locality is distinguished as the birth-place of President James Buchanan, and also that of Thomas A. Scott, President of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its system, under whom I served. Mr. Scott used to say he had leased this position for ninety-nine years with twice the salary of the president of the United States. My grandfather, who had been an officer in the Royal Navy, of Great Britain, served in the same ships with Lord Nelson, had after the manner of his class kept a record of his remarkable and thrilling services in the British Navy during the wars of that period. The discovery of this, grandfather’s diary—amongst other war papers—after his death, I may say, here, accounts in a manner for the spirit of adventure in my disposition. I come by it naturally, and following the precedent, submit this unpretending narrative, as another grandfather’s diary. It appears that during the embargo declared during the war between the United States and England in 1812, my grandfather was caught ashore, as it were, in America.

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Nurse and Spy

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September 1915: A group of nurses at Hamworth Hall which is serving as a Red Cross Hospital during WW1.

The ” Nurse and Spy ” is simply a record of events which have transpired in the experience and under the observation of one who has been on the field and participated in numerous battles — among which are the first and second Bull Run, Williams-burg, Fair Oaks, the Seven days in front of Richmond, Antietam, and Fredericksburg — serving in the capacity of ” Spy ” and as ” Field Nurse ” for over two years. While in the “Secret Service” as a “Spy,” which is one of the most hazardous positions in the army — she penetrated the enemy’s lines, in various disguises, no less than eleven times ; always with complete success and without detection. Her efficient labors in the different Hospitals as well as her arduous duties as “Field Nurse,” embrace many thrilling and touching incidents, which are here most graphically described.

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Spies and Secret Service

The Two Reports of the Spies

Bible history, too, has told us about the Spy. The story of Joshua, the leader of Israel’s hosts and the excellent organisation of informers which he controlled, remain like other tales of common human interest in the Scriptures among those that linger always in the minds of the least Biblical of students. Babylon, we are told, was overrun with informers of all kinds, Memphis and Thebes in their turn became what Alexandria proved to be in the time of Tiberius, and what the great capitals of our own day have become namely, recruiting centres for criminal adventurers of all types, nationalities and classes, and consequently happy hunting-grounds for all in rapid quest of the agents of intrigue, iniquity and maleficence. Those, too, who have read the classical writers will remember that great leaders like Alexander, Mithridates, Scipio, Hannibal, Pompey and Caesar,
laid the foundations of successful campaigns and political achievement upon information previously supplied them by commissioned spies.

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