For a Kinder, Gentler Society
White House Special Handbook
or How to Rule the World in the 21st Century
  • Mikhail Kryzhanovsky
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White House Special Handbook  . or How to Rule the World in the 21st Century
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Ready on Day One? When the red phone rings at 3:00 a.m., you'd better have this handbook on the nightstand.

This Handbook was originally written at US Government request, says Dr. Kryzhanovsky, who claims 30 years’ experience in the intelligence services of the USSR — and of the United States. Now his handbook is published, with “added chapters for the benefit of the broader public,” so that candidates for lesser offices and even mere voters can learn from his insightful deconstruction of the cynical power plays by which the world is ruled today.

Just like the TV news and the 2008 Presidential campaign, the book can be taken with a touch of humor and a grain of disbelief; but the book enables readers to come up with new insights and interpretations of the politiical news and the twists and turns of the campaign, which, according to a logic of their own, just might make more sense than we thought.


About the Author

Mykhaylo (Mike - or a compromise, Mikhail) Kryzhanovsky was born in 1958 in Ukraine. He graduated from Chernovtsy University (BS in languages) and received an extraordinary specialized education at Ivano-Frankovsk University of Social Studies, military college, the KGB counter-espionage school and the KGB Intelligence Institute. He was involved in secret operations since 1978, and later served as a USSR intelligence officer, and a member of the KGB’s “The Bell” top secret anti-terror group. He was a senior intelligence officer and top US government expert with the National Security Service of Ukraine (NSS). His outstanding record of producing up to 20 top-secret government intelligence reports (coded telegrams) a year made him the most productive spy in KGB history, and his unprecedented 30-year espionage career in Russia and the USA probably makes him the number one spy in the world. In 1992 as NSS officer he managed an illegal espionage station in Moscow, Russia, and planned to substitute a stand-in or double for Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who was the biggest threat to Ukraine at the time. There was a leak, and Yeltsin pushed Ukrainian President Kravchuk to sign a secret agreement to end mutual espionage. Kryzhanovsky learned that a decision had been made to liquidate him and in 1995 he came to the United States. Another KGB officer, Vladimir Putin, a former FSB (Russian counter-espionage service) chief, used his plan and substituted a double for Yeltsin in 2000. 

About the Book

Here is the book that guides the President of the United States from the first day in the Oval Office to the day he (or she?) walks out for the last time. In fact, the strategies and mindset recommended in these pages are...

Here is the book that guides the President of the United States from the first day in the Oval Office to the day he (or she?) walks out for the last time. In fact, the strategies and mindset recommended in these pages are essential tools for capturing the Presidency as much as wielding it.

The international scene today is either a madhouse or the product of extraordinarily cynical techniques such as these, applied with cold cunning, by our nation’s leaders. This manual outlines some of the resources, strategies, and mechanisms at their disposal, and some of the concerns and countervailing concerns that the Commander-in-chief needs to have in mind.

This handbook provides a comparison of the world's premier intelligence agencies, discusses tactics of surveillance, war, and public persuasion, and gives practical advice on political maneuvering at the local, national and international levels. A rational, results-based handbook, it is destined to be a secret favorite of politicians, agents of the special services, CEOs and corporate boards, and everyone else who needs to be "ready to lead." And for the many other ambitious contenders in the world of winner-take-all bare-knuckles capitalism.

The author, who cites decades of insider knowledge at both the KGB and the CIA, says he originally compiled this book upon a request from Washington – anonymous, of course.


Introduction
When I left Russia and made my way to the United States in 1995, after (as we thought at the time) the Cold War had ended, the folks in Washington gave me better than the usual immigrant’s welcome. In fact, given my expertise and 30 years experience in covert operations and techniques of influence, they asked me to prepare a briefing and a set...
When I left Russia and made my way to the United States in 1995, after (as we thought at the time) the Cold War had ended, the folks in Washington gave me better than the usual immigrant’s welcome. In fact, given my expertise and 30 years experience in covert operations and techniques of influence, they asked me to prepare a briefing and a set of instructions for the White House.
This in effect turned me into US President de facto. Naturally, the operation was authorized by the first Russian CIA Director — John Deutch, who wanted to see me, a professional Russian intelligence officer, in the Oval Office, even if only under the table (read about John Deutch in the chapter on “Managing Spies at the Top”).
Since 1996 an astute observer may see that my guidance has been taken very much to heart at the White House, as Bill Clinton and now George W. Bush act in strict accordance to this handbook. In fact, using the models, patterns, and rules crystallized in these pages the American public can now stand a chance of making sense of today’s bizarre domestic and international news and elections, as well as deciphering what may have been going on in past scandals and other tectonic shifts whose explanations have remained unsatisfactory and unconvincing.
Ten years have passed since I first delivered these pointers to Washington, and it’s high time to share them with the public, with presidents, prime ministers, senators, legislators, ministers, governors and mayors, ambassadors and consuls, generals and soldiers, professors and students, spies and police officers, reporters and analysts, and those battling it out in the corporate minefield. And, finally, with those wish to be elected the US President. No matter where you live and what you do, the “White House Special Handbook” will help you make sense of the news and get ahead in the vulpine world of the 21st century. Good luck.
“Everybody wants to be the boss.” So they say. But before we even check whether you are eligible and electable, let’s see if you really want the job. If you are still interested after the next
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I. Political Management at the Top Chapter 1. Controlling the White House Iron-Clad Rules for the President Presidential

Introduction
Part I. Political Management at the Top
Chapter 1. Controlling the White House
Iron-Clad Rules for the President
Presidential Calendar
Time is Short
The Media
Press Conferences and the Press Secretary
Using Your Visibility
Hiring
Hiring Mistakes
The White House Staff
Chief of Staff
National Security Advisor
How the White House Staff Works
Don’t Blow It
How to Manage the Staff
The Cabinet
Line of Succession to the Presidency of the United States
Strategic Planning
Planning Formula
Regular Planning Model
Express Planning
Decision Making
Psychological Modeling of a President (Strategic Intelligence Method)
Chapter 2. Domestic Policy
Dealing with Big Business
Iron-Clad Rules
The Economy
Budget Deficit
Managing the Economy
Domestic Propaganda (Psychological War) and Mind Control
Propaganda Technology
Keeping Voters on Your Side
Mind Control
Principles of Mind Manipulation
Technology of Mind Manipulation
Emergency Powers of the President (Setting aside Democracy)
Chapter 3. Managing the US Congress
Introduction: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Functions of Congress
Differences between the House and the Senate
Unwritten Rules
A Few Congressional Run-ins with the Law
How to Control Congress
Tools
The “Iron Triangle,” A Sub-Government Mafia
Interest Groups
I. Direct Strategies
Lobbying
The “Ratings” Game
Campaign Assistance
II. Indirect Strategies
Generating Public Pressure
Constituents as Lobbyists
Building Alliances
Chapter 4. Foreign Policy
Getting a Good Start
Relying On Others to Achieve Your Goals
Securing World Domination
Foreign Policy Secret— The “Democracy Trick”
US National Security Strategy
Presidential Foreign Policy Doctrines
Managing through Diplomacy
Diplomatic Rules for the US Diplomat-In-Chief
Negotiation No-Nos
Negotiations Procedure
Diplomatic Tricks
Diplomatic Double Talk
Body Language
Protocol
Dinner Menu at the White House
Russia
Overthrowing Governments
Coups
Military Coups
“Democratic” Coups
Revolutions
The Military and Diplomacy
Keeping Tabs on Who is For You and Who is Against
Part 2. Managing Spies at the Top — Secret Services
Chapter 5. Which Service is the Best
Cardinal Rules — What It Takes to Be the Best
Comparing Two Rivals
The KGB
Structure
What we learn from KGB practice:
RSHA (German Reich Security Main Office, 1939-1945)
Structure
What we learn from RSHA practices:
CIA or “The Company” (a virtual agency)
Structure
What we learn from CIA practice
Clandestine Service Careers are Available
MOSSAD
MOSSAD Structure
What we learn from MOSSAD practice:
Ministry of State Security (MSS), China
Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Germany
General Directorate for External Security (DGSE), France
Secret Intelligence Service (MI6, “The Firm”), Great Britain
Chapter 6. Techniques of Special Influence
Torture
Special Psychology
Blackmail
Interrogation
Murder
Chapter 7. Surveillance
Physical surveillance
Frequent Surveillance Crew Mistakes
Technical Surveillance
Chapter 8. How to Run Agents (Secret Sources)
Recruitment
Recruitment Pyramid
Finding Candidates for Recruitment
Working with the Agent
Questioning the Agent
Teaching the Agent
Checking the Agent
Liquidating the Agent

Chapter 9. The FBI and Domestic Control
Investigation Process
Arrests
The Mafia
The Mafia’s Inside Rules:
How the Mafia System Operates
“Russian” (former Soviet) mafia organizations in USA
Police Tricks
How to Manage Civil Disturbance
Planned Crowd Tactics — Nonviolent or Violent
Terror
List of major attacks attributed to terrorists on United States targets:
Hostages
Bombing
Ambush
Assassination
Chapter 10. Identifying Spies
Moles
How to Detect a Mole
What to Do If You Detect a Mole
Identifying Spies
How to Cover Your Mole
Chapter 11. Strategies
Other Strategies: Breaking Up the USSR
Chapter 12. Presidential Security
Structure of the Secret Service
Managing the Secret Service
Practical Protection during Presidential Appearances
Frequent Security Mistakes
Code Names of American Presidents
Part 3. Managing the Military
Chapter 13. Commander-In-Chief
Keys to Success in War
Duties of the Commander-in-Chief
Chapter 14. Strategy and Tactics in War
Tactics
Counter-Insurgency Tactics
Staying Alive
Deserts
Jungle
Far North
Mountains
Mines
Wounds
Effective Snipers
Counter-Sniper Tactics
Military Tricks
Fighting an Insurgency
Naval Tactics
Offense
Storming the City
POWs
Defense
Effective Defensive Methods
Special Forces
Guerrillas’ Strong Points
Guerrilla Weaknesses
Tactical Counter-Guerrilla Operations
Psychological Operations
Chapter 15. The Future
The National Defense Strategy of the United States of America
The National Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
America’s Number One “Enemy” is China
Part 4. Still Want It?
Chapter 16. Electability
Formal and Informal Considerations
Reality Check
The Bilderberg Group
Liberal or Conservative — Choosing Sides
Chapter 17. The Fight for the Presidency
Think It Over
Working with the Staff
Fundraising
Geography
Chapter 18. Meet the Electorate: Basic Information and the 2004 Election
Chapter 19. Campaign Planning
The Press and Your Press Officer
Polls and Your Pollster
Practical Polls to Use until Election Day
Other Critical Personnel
Campaign Tips
Choosing a Strategy
Debates
Speaking in Public
Promises
What to Talk about Where
Part 5. Learning from the Past
Chapter 20. Learning from Past Presidents
Quotes
Actions
Scandals
Presidential Last Words
Part 6. Where Does the CIA Fit In
What Happened to Them?
Case 1. Heinrich Muller.
Case 2. Marilyn Monroe.
Case 3. John F. Kennedy.
Case 4. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Case 5. SPECIAL.
European Parliament Resolution on the “Gladio” Affair
Case 6. Robert Kennedy.
Case 7. Ronald Brown.
Case 8. What about 9/11?
What to Do? A Global Strategy
A Different Way of Organizing the Government


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Pages 276
Year: 2007
LC Classification: JK1976.K79
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