LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 12/23/1953

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Letter of Instruction*

1* Periarturo and Arrival

Tou Mill dtpart Hi*ai, nnrtda via La Mica Airline* ataa tODernit roar arrival in hanarua, lUcaragua on op On arriTal inyou will proceed toyour oontact plan (Sm Attochcantnd, aa por previousoonocnco your ad anione PitlftfalMll *

crouchBifgl

2. COTBT

, (J" "ranaod for your cow aa par Attachawnt P. In ordar

to properly maintain your oorar you villi

- a. Parfora all duUaa and aaaipaaanta raquirad of you by your

auperlor office,th your coror rolo In mind.

b. Inour* that your general api>oarance and conduct la at all tinea in accordance- with your coror posit;an.

C. lawarjc carry any olaaalfiad material with you while tra-volline outaido tha continantal lialta of tha i'nitad State*.

d. Haver roco^nia* otherf CIA unlaaa arrniwanflnta hav. bean made in advance, or unlaaTto^ituation

3* Tanks and farajn^a

Tour prlaary niaalon In to plan and Innlatwnt moeouroa thatattachment*"C-ner

prevenUon of detection of united State* *poTjacranip.

Iu Control

u * aict undo' the dlreotlon and guidance of toe Chief PM, Kaodcjnu-tars, except to that extent authord.tr to aot lrvlependontly may b* delegated to youM, headquarter., You are required to teeptheH, fully lnfcreed concerning your activities. You *reto obtain specific authorisation from the Project Chief, Bead-quartere, before attempting to recruit any individuals previouslyby you, or before engaging in any action not in accord vith your regular company cover. Ion will be constantly on tha alert for eddi-tlcnol opportunities for CIA explolUUon and will nako detailed ro-oasiendationa to the Chief of Station regarding see*.

5. Servioaa toT-I tM Cover Caajeg

. address and letterhead CtsUonary only.

t.j Such fund* require wUl be supplied by PABLO or by Headquarters.

Other Steos rieouired

ootioa required to investigate your cover has been

executed by Headquarters.

You have been fully investigated and cleared for foreign lou are specifically charged with both physical and

L^tlVlUo--brtngttentlon^^nil Hi coy unusual problem.

ConBaailcaUo^a

through SXET/ORD

Through Cover Post Office Box, Chicago

SgSSSZ1 1 Office, Lincoln

Ho copies of reporta or cables sent to or froa Uearip^inrtera will be retained on hand by you at any time, outer isle aa you must consult must not remain outside tho station overnight.

Procedure

fou will ouL-.it reports as directed by this Haadouartors and aa follows)

par weak sn aasessnent of training

porersonnel assesKumt

c At coBplstlon of training, en evaluation of tnacapabilities of tho nan

Plan

Tou are authorised to move to any other Middle American country or to the United States in the event of an extreme aawrgancy. In any case, you will ccaowicate with thla Haedquartero through the enereeaay Coenunloation Channel,eturn address in order that this Rosdquartero may reestablish contact with you. lourill Inpart only that information necessary to reestablish oon tact.

inance

Your differential salary and all allowances will be paid Into /our personal checking account as instructed by you.

Operational and travel funds will be advanced you. You MJJJ account for the exponditure of these funds in ths manner required by the Chief/PM, You will notify the Chief FM wall in advance when you anticipate the necessity of replenishing these funds.

Payroll srrar^amenta will b* completed prior to your de-portar* to the field. These may be aesndedritten request to Headquarters.

You will ber

incidental expanses connected with your covert duties such aacountrlea in connection with ftO-

filling your CIA objectives. Payment of snob travel expenses will not hare to be voucherod and will be paid to your bank account. You will,

ATTACLKLLT A. .TUJJtlSi llil

:. Am lour duly la to dlraet and ooouuct ve training of ) accord aim achouyl* attachment C, tbla report, and lnllBtraining, yea ara ln

b. Ia addition you ara to direst tha lnclgenecus loader In asln-talniAS dlaolplina. upholding morels, in building aotleatlen ine filial conriltlftrfng euffieisot fore warfare. In these settere rou an to deal through tha incUgcnaoue laadar.

C^Jn audlUoo rou are to be la liaisonnd consider hla operational dsslras carefully la carr/lng out jour training,

rsanlAClase will ecaneose Januarynd continue to Kerchhe imtlal week will be spent in phrslcel conditioning while

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u foroulatsj your traininQ cworeo. The ordinary training uook will8 loos, with personnel and oqulniaant inapactloo on Sunday The ordinary training day kill oooalst of hourly coursesdaute breaks, ccrane lng0 to JJOO sad0 and studyaymi-al exercise (Ijtxrpotetlng hsr^to-aend ooubat) ahould bo oandatory the first three weeke of training.

1. Tborainees ahould be of igh calli.ro ccaaxratlra to tba Irtlgeroois ef the area) and ccaomrcd to their opposition. -A- class will beoono the leaders esdre for the operating groups of the ewreeoat, "it*ou will receivesndC relnetion shier, ahould aid you la yoar evaluation after you're run with theeeeks.

lass, being the pick of the crop, should be well aotl-rsted and the best olasa you'll handle. Jo not be disappointed if they do not aawrtust raenitar /our job ia to Jerk thee free the tradlUoool lethargy sodetter nan tnan his op^josition.

Thereerrific transition froa the fellow who accepts the kind of job claas has accepted to the ocealstiou cf training and standing on the brink ef operations. Whether these fellowo when the tlaoor not depends largely on thedsa and aootol and physical corcUtiooins rou subject thee to.

rou ere to insure thai atwn they Leave they are the -

la the area and are so ireartlced inork that they will

airier to and have Uaon their ocposlticn.

Roks ftb. wei-ht jeckac* of saulccent for

can forublea.

B. At tho cconietlon of th* 7th wook you -ro to assess tha claea withgeneoua loader and produce froa tho

1- 'our (k) staff Ban to return to IdRq aa ataff aenfeoro who have boon instilled with the uaieretondlA; of unoccwentlcenl warfare and can aid in iireeting tho operation.

2. ) or.^ultoro whobe launched operationally into bay area* to lnltcta coil crganlaatlnn and eitherurtienn unit loader or recruit and trainartlaaa loejjer to bcccainz Ofvaniaed. dewwOapiog hi* unit, and lying doroaot until theiven.

3* four Cu) iBhiTUuro ate will la turneeks aacotags oouree at your training el to for thooaa which lurre beenclan* waa training for speoiflo nahotficw Jots. Gone) of theor which the teens ar* to be launched will require overt cparaxioneorart atan etatusi earn will reejulro orsrt born aad bloat typo oporetlcos with theaoh and so tion tlaad vith the outbreak Of final ootioB of the partiaons and check troops and rwserve fore*. Therefor* produce leoder-lnetructaro cau?ahl* of producing each type of teeauw

Uaaaaalnauon BpeoialisU who ln turn will Instruct aaaaaalBattono teas*ecsrate alto for special ae*aesln*tlon Jobs. in ocoplotion training your two will bo given special acck situations by operations, with which to train their specialists.

5. ) shock troop leaders who willraining oadr*

at safe sitae

during tho "A* clans training* The special target troops atM eventuallyf*Jlife-line euttiae lecetiona. Th* reaervo fcross will be held outolde tho target country durlnc the Initial action phase to bo oaployed as too altnatlao develops. (See Attaohaent

Ce po lost week'sprotdae wall enclaveclass tmiaaca ladty you haee Msoosid the* for.

. . ho staff hLU ewpLory ^prctloa-Vvw- Intell^ecoe. asnn-faoterad by you la setting op tbsnd will direct the action.

. The ce*gaclaaro will bo lacatodargetreparing tha popilaee and organialnc rau-Usans in the boy areas you have set up.

oo eabotewr* will bo split into "lntarlor teaas" to In-atruot those elreody on tho spot, aadtoeae* alio enter on an ^tlcn-eupixrt job tlaad toith tho outbreak of hostilities.

li. Th. assassination opecialista will receiveJob snd will plan tholr own methodEmt

Corlas this last weak, the aoncarry all food aad waepone and medioU gear, eto. (total weight!ad will operate wlth-cut resupaly throughout tho week. Ssaple ourrlval* pounds, tt days ratlono and aodloal gear enolualve) will antra with tbaOOjuipaant*

I*.

Tho following equipment will arrive la your eountry ontbe night of January

istole, bO clips,olsters,pare parts klu.ans,arrylng oases,par* parte kluartar*

3 Sclothurn,et IT Lo rifloe

OgaySavj and Lo sou sporeyrotac*nio pistols

ctoehaioa

-ortarodsan02 amao SO frogorouajion grenades

SO aedloal kite

e tionelr blncanlers 60 aling type canteens

5oo nrr

jo0 eleotrle0 feet tlsanoeadlary rrsnsnoenapisseo

training aaterlalapala atU

taved efiargoe

luchlnss

Give apeelal escurlty irealwocrt to trolalag aenuels. la additioncssso tearay war aaterlal will be aboard. It

erpeotel yea will b* concerned about this sddlUcnal gear, but if ee, yn will be BOiiflid at our start oon tact bafora Leavingan try.

ill ba iiartruotad ta ban erron-ed pic toy? and delivery ef trainingfroa airport of arrival to training bkar-ov er, IT on your arrival there leaain* preparation* to be emulated. It Mill be your responsibility,* Oeeashould b* on location by tbe tie* of your arrival and LJ vill provide labor and log power for traneporV-rented trucks or oxoarte (by the Indigeesous).

the exact tins and place OX asaattawj of this Initial flight will be given te you at our next contact before lsaving tee country.

the Initial flight will prcvida all training satsrila. It leto provideiring of ell weapnoa by all trilnns to give proTlcloncy. It Is alee oaHmlaton1 to allow ell trainees to praoUca denwUtlen* and proridss for graduates in cafaotnff* and assassination to fulfill their training duties, aftar giedustion. It also provides for ssbotags oquinseot fortease aad for Pietcl-ernaasct and sur-vival kits for opsrstlonal crzsalssre.

A latter flUht will ba provided for sculpping of shook troop leaderstaging area apjroslmtelyh.

V. Carry out all training nnder tbe following thosei

1* Heparatlon ef the subject by iiwRtuetor

2. Lector*

J. DasBBoetratlon

U. rertlcipatian by trainoe

rttlou*

Oa all field problaae, have cash trainee prepared.

Um Thieand ettachcawits *B* andera prapsreduide ins true tl on only andot Intended to restrict your Initiative to ceo-dnot training ae i*or by the situation. It is not anticipated you canut the tightwithout hitch or to ecnplation In detail* The choreewriatic* of your trainees willertaining of year standards, you are not socavcsnder as you ar* aoVnstruotor.

XMJBX ZiMtZ, (See AUacacentcneduls)

a. Point up the foot that Ko*lat*noe la ths weapon -ployed by orpreuoed people to ovi'turtw the oppressive govornaumt. Sealatsnco

runsinu to tho. downfall of tbawj. This gssut la acooapllahad by going throughil owing phases, aUu-by-atop, aa aeon as

CD ill toomctlv* noculuo of nan

(2) ouUtlda naval antl physical support la obtained froe ether fraadna. lor log people

Cl) aa active olanrfastin* Ofxanisatlea la foraed and coarseness funatlonlng

<li) holorfloal aad Political warfare, eoUTatod and directed by both cutoldo support and tha clandestine orgaalaatlon give faith to th* hopol*BSB glr* courage toho vould Ilka to act* encourageto Jein ta* wlnnsr* and throe foar Into too oppr*aaor*

iitr*ngth*Hdng of too organ! aatloo by awalcpingncouragedand dofaotad soaamnlst* Into th* orgaalaatlon

CcoUonou* laforaatloc-fetharlng an physloal and psychological targets1 urtl atndat uf tc* Inforaratloa t* turn intoarfare and, If need be, active overt phyeioal overt arse.

rernlng, through the flret *lzho* ay-apathy andpcrt to ta* Mgamut

Coaaxltting passive aabotag* tstrikes, aloud owns, ahsr-aotsr>-aso**slnaUooe)

(?) utepped-ey>urourae intonied to cripple

of the oppressive geeerneent*

aell evert setapillag* of supplies) and goneral luvrasareotllo as not to alienate the urbanisation

(U) At the opportunehen populace sopport la peel tire, tha oppressioneakecedj, overt mlsure of control

Clt) jmdntslnonoe ef controleady, disciplined but Just, *oono*dcally aur* govoriawsut*

B. orlng cut classicartisan* in franca inillppines Lierenc* In Arabia

(1) Hake euro lt le onoeretsed that la theeapla ofhase was already la he-lag at th* outset sad thata bales at th* outsat and teatn* through ton war*ed for than by obvloua peculiar clroieetsreaa anu, In the third case, the firot four fhssea. acccapllahed by the tta* of Uwrenoe'* arrival.

(2) Point up dtsaic failure*.

Ki'a dlnoatrcua aejroh into-. ho oversteppedphasing bypeople.

Look of support of th* people

0) Point out that by support of tho pocpls uatho largsot nunbars bataod* effective through

determination, support,M to win.

2. Cland**tlno tavaMsatrfon

thaa how on* sen (th* organiser) ccjsnlsoo blaby bcocolag tho call head or by teachingBtrong-willed nana oell and then *lthdr*wlnfi) (depending ea hi* ability towithout MUTe-oppoelUon).

than how the ca-ganixatloa should be urgaalsad-.lol. and hay war head,abotage heed (picked eitherucailror froa accaas to aa already identified Urtet). c.cc station, end the sab heed of tnat particular celllabor foraean at th*i*

0. Teach thee later-oellulnr eoapartsumtatlun andconpartasntatlcn and bow an areataacct* tie* the organisation together at opportune tie*oruant oc*ne ayetea,

J- Clandestine* ^? , rocrulting, inreotl-gatina,o be taught aa straight tredecraft and stressed to orwaalsars, assassination specialists, snd staff asahcrs in partloular.

** Teak flannlngi Strosa naed for Intelligence andeek situation set up afterthereport,f who theInbolli^^Tan be uaodoffeoUre w

traw

efforts being utilised ty KWa {our ray war program) and oreato exonnlOB for otUlalng thla. a. tadetlng prcpegond*it the particular organiseUonel area,nterpreted oorraotly and reaches the naxiam ascent of people, readily juncMng holes in coanunlst ooun^er-explsnaUone,T^*

Cower Coaoeptt Cower for action rather than for status should be streoeeo. If ycu can get the. to realise that or try plan aust bo dsslgaod toover for action, the eorer ocaoept will bo provided for.

rUfnn -rrStr" ait ud run tactic* .

C--cu*andill kill tlgar- sort ofrrur engage until nuawrloal ur tactical orauparlorit/urotx -obtain thatthrough "olaaaat ofight aetollity -swift, ailcnthacatteruparlorit/ through wata!uperiority through terrain arrjwarta appreciation end eaployaaot, ate.

0* eepcpfi Teach b/rery woaccci family baathat, oneo recognised aa such, gltaa the parti aaa theknowing all rifle* vhen acquainted withllll

a. aaaaplei any Vd haai U? cartridge carriera forceafety dorreech VMtnr.) iring aaohflnlaa an extracting en ejection ayetea

and thualy for each laaily

fa* try to -et thaa proficient by fanily uoreas* gun, aeon fcr the flrei tlao, could be put into action inoondo, ate. jtreoa that each mu haa bla ownun-offooUvo range un each wutpca end ho ahould learn that range. r partisans that range is the range at which un* shot kill* one nan. portentl

Stress that each eon should stress oar* and oOeanlag doa to the living condition* of partisan* while in action and betweea actions.

tico 1 (See Orgsniaation, Attaohsuot

Stress bsaawork and tlalng and ccatroj. roach thaa to plan action* olthtie precisioni^aitionTngTf football ployTO &of this group is calculated in units llaat self, oufflciant subunlt isaa.

b. Any dscber of aubunlU Joined together bee one larger units byctual leader, so aatter thene aubuxdt or Lo. any teoticsl aanuaver aust lnolnd* the following elsnentsi

dvanoe eeouriV (advanced into target area by day* if neo**aary with warning ay*tensarti earn oust never ce trapped;.

U) Covering force

prases vnvvjd

element

action roreo (if utilised)

notion force If withdrawal la rusxlnent or

security

Tbo unit else can cover sot too snail for the unit leader to provide too above olor-enta, even ifanto roi^ht double up to

d* Mo action is planned without alternate*.

Bvery ainutoife la coveredlanned dlaperela and ronsaorruly plan with alternates*

f. leery actiun aheuld be rahoaraodafe site, if pose-lhbla et night and In sisdlsr terrain situation, and tialng and oontrol prchleso) ironed out st rehearsal.

ap seeding

on orisntation problaes

on Hold Sketching

bservstion and I'ecortlng

a. necvy ontress ths who, what,hore,tan of couplets reporting* Cetraolseec-orta and point out dangers thurein*

arti pang on the .Move and Bivouac

a* trees security, disporsla and resasosbly, alternates, etc. On field problem arrange for then to becrced-aovoaent condition and then aeslsdlate their being hit about two tines while on the novo and see If they get tha disperaal and reaesseblyhan set up once at Prlsery aaaes-bly areo before thoy arrive and see if they can work the alternate theory* Then about an hour before daylight, wake then up froa bivouacurst and sec whatc. Get then in ruffled oondititlon.

eni-aids until control la nnrong out their ears*

OU HajxWto-ttond Ooabat

a. Four good tricks in knife fighting and rough and tumble and silent el] id nation are betteroaen good oma,

15a' Sontry elimination

a* Practice byraotlce thooryaces is cloeoat to expect toatch groundsoas, then watch back of sen's hood end act in the li seconds It takes tha man's brain aueoles to react if alerted. Xou'U find two hours practice on each other willsharpen the aaa up.

Kcvaaont JTcblaa g

a. oput group and bare one group as aggressor, one as security* Arm each with Backs of flour andock situation in which the aggressor tries to detatsalns what is going on in tho security camp. He-peat next evening with aide Switched.

Three types of saboteurs should bo turned outt

Tha covert saboteur vho aoecapllahos without It being apparent bo has eecaopilahed and who plans on long-rango baala and koopc h'ngnlf above euspiaico by his disc root piano end actions.

Thod bleat typois airilng at occcvaaloal crippling and harraessent*

O) The dencJitjcriB team who, ln conjunction with an evert novo, styndoo transportation or ccastunlcntionu on Bignel. These icon will have aval labia only ccooxrical TKT with electric andaoceasoriss (alow fuse, no prime-cord)rimitive ahaped oharge capable ofnches High-carbon steel,epalin powder (Mix one partarte by weight keroaene end youerrific incondiary).cugh for training of alllonod above except ksroeens will arrive in tha initial plane* cn-pletlon of training, you should hoveoft overab. cadre-won to train at leastore son.

cnun^wanflivo rrcblea

a. To cone last week, Shouldunning situation In which organlaere, saboteurs, assassinstl one, aad ataff have been asseaeed as such and selected between yound the indlgeneous training loader, ituatlon which utilises all ploseo and let them eat end elaep end plan and foul-up end straighten itust as near an actual situation as you can arrange. Lot the staff actually function lnand coordinating.

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CLASS THAIKINO SCUKDUU-

sealstance

Clandestine

C(

Clandestine Coaoo

election

E*-ploy-raant Pay Wax

on Taek Planning: for

Sites

of Dead drops and cutouts

Cache Site

of Personal Clandestine Contacts Activities

Pol. Warfare

Problem on Defection

con-eept

Clandestine

SaUeeion of bets

Becruit-ing nature of Active

Problen on

Clandestine

Cosmo

stressing

personal

aaetlnga,

signals,

dead drops,

outouts

Critique of weeks work

Cocao

Tsch-.nlques

Testing

Study

'Snppor Study

Supper Study

Supper Study

Supper Study

Supper

Study

Principals

Partisan

Warfare

Cover and Conceal-

Individusl Movement

Range

tlan

Rifle ,

Individual Kovenient

Cover and

lunch

and

Function-

ing

itiflo

Lunch

and

Lunch

Fire

;

lunch Hap Rdg

Lonch

and First Aid

Lunch.

! cisas

Carg tc

Cleaning

Rifle

In

Supper

t

Supper

Supper

Supper

Supper

Supper

Map Kdg

Rdg

aonstra-

Uon

IndlTidual Movement

Field

Prc-

blaa

Field

Problaa

Map Proolens (intersection, resection, orientation)

Fanlllar-sation Pistol

L.

LQ

tr

Range Plate!

.

& Aiding

olatura

Funct Pistol

Supper

nlquea Fire

Piatol

Supper

: Supper

-4-

4

I

Supper

Mi,jhtourse Te-msl

v.. V

Suppor Supper

Hight Compass Course (IndlTidual)

OBSERVATION

AND IttrOkTIKG

field

APPLICATION IU DIVIDUAL MOVEMENT

#1

SAB

n

SAB #3

1utjoe

SURVIVAL PPJCTICES

APPLICATION

COVER AND COXCEALH&JT

S.MQ

FAMILIAR PATION

SHO aO-WJCLATlJRE FUHCTICtHHG

SKG CARt" AND CLSANINO

THEORY AND TUliiWlQUbS

NOHtfcCLATURE

TEtfialQO S

sot-pi*

HOVKHEfiT DEMOWSTKATTON

NIGHT HOVVHENT PROBLEM #1

J.

PHASE

CREMADE ECTURE AB AlfDANGE

PHASE

PROBS

TEItRAIN

USE .

...

LUNCH

LUNCH

TO

COMBAT RANGE

PART IS Alt'

NOVE AND ' IN BIVOUAC

i

mm g2

COMBINED CLASS WITH ACTIVE BP-

posrrioN

'sab"prob*

LEM#I

SuPPER

PROBLEM NIGHT CONTROL

Supper

Techniquesndand

Ambush

for Raid andto Target for Night

Lunch

Lunoh

Lunoh

Lunch

Lunch

and

Intra Unit Ct

The Ambush

Raid-

Daylight

01

The Raid

Problem Night Control 02

Night

Prob02

ASIZAYIC*

TOTAL

Headquarter*

It LEADER

Runner

Uflo

an,ns* norteranlfloa

TotalenN3SM0 lilfla*

1. On your arrival atPuerto "Un ittrfwiti' In Hleeragua, /ou will proceed iotsl vis cceewrcUl transportation. Hegltter as truo not*/our os-pany background aa des-orlbod In Cover

2* Either era-out* or ea arrival at the hotel, you will be oon-teetoeaa vho announces tost beriend of Feblo 'a. Too vill eaaeer that you have been looking for Pablo and follow tbe sac's Instructions, which as of this isaaent vill be to escort you tc the training sits.

3. Lb ths event theIs unavailable, cheek into the

4, Haanln In the vielnity of the hotel until you are contacted.

aVtatfatn. T

MlKORaKCUK FOR:

1. For Stateside use, you will receive nominal cover-as tooofinfc titolosed find

ources of

lvtWuidi, ordero, ana *Uwuninal cover rcauirepant* toot would

upply, KBoiosee. uus import,urvey onarkot vhieh will acquaint your ability to talk

the flold, you will represent yourselfoldierwho baa succwsfuliyev emU arms Ceals Inarea. You are novthalong the soldier of fortune them, vTou have beengroup headed byf the project In vhieh youotravel to the country In whichov rooldoa. Beet hie,bothuppller of aras andrainer forawithaa been arranged (see oontect plan) throughagent alreadytact. The ataff agent, who oporatescover, will pretend to check your boa* fides andhat ha hire bin. , staff agent and youaware of this rrearrangeswnti to allthe rolationablp will

bo node to appear as one vhereas hired you.

relatlonahlp bwtween the L Jccxpany cover onecover story will strongment*r. Lfactivity toeottos known inou can erplflin thatacquired th* Jcoapeny accredlUtlon Id orderyour eras dealing plana. In tha field, the faot that yout U ompany employee should Increase respect for youron the part ef tho personnel with whom you deal. dealer cover, in turn, will be used to Justify your various tripe

to tho.

L, Insofar aa poaaible, you will alriialse the fact that he Is on American eltLten. Tou will represent yourselfan ofUtln-Anorican nationality. Tou will amke no references to your service ln. Army, when questioned why he. S. re.aoport, you will oxplaln that you lived in. long enough to acquire cltl*ennhlp, but have not lived there since snd do not again intend to make lt your hose, exeeptas* of business operations.

% sonaliy will apply forvia*tu* Moarojuan

"obaaaj Is Hlaol. Tbla aotloo willa day, Tou vill

o shov only your passport andtnsralasrasoa* nacoasary. hanevsl of Visa vill

tn* Principal Agent.

6. your r.ncr*a* vill boi

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