On December 13, the whistleblowing website Wikileaks did investigative- and citizen journalists a great service by publishing [.pdf] the Army Special Operations Forces FM 3-05.130, titled Unconventional Warfare.
Published in September 2008, the 248-page document though unclassified, is restricted "to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means." The Department of the Army urges recipients to "destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document." Wikileaks has guaranteed that the disappearance of this critical primary source into the bowels of the Pentagon will not occur...
Now, I realiize the ephemeral and changing nature of the Web- to say nothing of the Pentagon's desire to control what you read- makes it quite likely this link will disappear. If you'd like a copy of this interesting field manual, feel free to email me for it.
It's nothing you didn't already know, it's just amusing to see it written out in an Army field manual.
And Merry Christmas!