Read A CIA Manual On The Art Of Assassination

Working as a professional assassin may not be a noble calling, nor is it a career that allows you to plan for the future, but from what I hear the pay is really good and government agencies like the CIA are always hiring new " independent contractors".

So if you're thinking about pursuing a career in wetwork then you should head over to and read the declassified CIA manual from 1953 entitled A Study Of Assassination, featuring deadly cool stuff like this:

The essential point of assassination is the death of the subject. A human being may be killed in many ways but sureness is often overlooked by those who may be emotionally unstrung by the seriousness of this act they intend to commit. The specific technique employed will depend upon a large number of variables, but should be constant in one point: Death must be absolutely certain. The attempt on Hitler’s life failed because the conspiracy did not give this matter proper attention...


It is possible to kill a man with the bare hands, but very few are skillful enough to do it well. Even a highly trained Judo expert will hesitate to risk killing by hand unless he has absolutely no alternative. However, the simplest local tools are often much the most efficient means of assassination. A hammer, axe, wrench, screw driver, fire poker, kitchen knife, lamp stand, or anything hard, heavy and handy will suffice. A length of rope or wire or a belt will do if the assassin is strong and agile. All such improvised weapons have the important advantage of availability and apparent innocence. The obviously lethal machine gun failed to kill Trotsky where an item of sporting goods succeeded.

Don't worry, we won't judge you, although you probably shouldn't go around telling people about your new career because secrecy is a big part of the assassination game. *wink*

-Via Boing Boing

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