The Commandments of Operational Security
[also known as The SAS Guide to OPSEC]
Thou shalt not park thy helicopter in the open, for it bringeth
the rain of steel.
Thou shalt not expose thy shiny mess gear, for it bringeth
unwanted guests to chow.
Thine odors shalt not draw flies nor attract thy foes.
Thou shalt not wear white T-shirts, or thine enemies will dye
them red, and rend them unstylishly.
Thou shalt provide overhead concealment, for thine enemies' eyes
are upon thee.
Thou shalt cover thy tall antenna, for fly swatters groweth not
in yon wood.
All thy noises and sounds shalt be naturally harmonious, so as to
confuseth thine enemies.
Thou shalt use a red lens on thy flashlight, or it shall appear
as a Guiding Star in the East.
Thou shalt cover the glass on thy vehicle, for the glare telleth
thine enemy thy location.
Thou shalt blend with thy surroundings, for trees groweth not in
Thou shalt cover the tracks of thy vehicle, for they draweth
Thou shalt cover thy face, hands, and helmet, for thine enemies
maketh war not on bushes.
Thou shalt not drape thy net on thy tent, for it looketh like a
tent draped with net.
Thou shalt hide the wires of thy commo, for they pointeth to
Thou shalt practice the art of dispersion, or one round will
suddenly convert all unbelievers at once.
Thou shalt pick up thy trash and litter, for such disorder
revealeth thy presence.
Thou shalt conceal the noise of thy generator, for thine enemies
Thou shalt creepeth softly and wield a mighty swift sword for
thine foes are crafty and wary.