This drill was part of basic training for Guardian’s Office intelligence agents.1
INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST TRAINING ROUTINE – TR L
Purpose: To train the student to give a false statement with good TR-1. To train the student to outflow false data effectively.
Position: Same as TR-1.
Commands: Part l “Tell me a lie”. Command given by coach. Part 2 interview type 2 WC by coach.
Training Stress: In Part 1 coach gives command, student originates a falsehood. Coach flunks for out TR 1 or TR O. In Part 2 coach asks questions of the student on his background or a subject. Student gives untrue data of a plausible sort that the student backs up with further explanatory data upon the coach [sic] further questions. The coach flunks for out TR O and TR 1, and for student fumbling on question answers. The student should be coached on a gradient until he/she can lie facily.
Coach: Where do you come from?
Student: I come from the Housewives Committee on Drug Abuse.
Coach: But you said earlier that you were single.
Student: Well, actually I was married but am divorced. I have 2 kids in the suburbs where I am a housewife, in fact I’m a member of the P.T.A.
Coach: What town is it that you live in?
Student: West Brighton.
Coach: But there is no public school in West Brighton.
Student: I know. I send my children to school in Brighton, and that’s where I’m a P.T.A. member.
Coach: Oh, and who is the Chairman there?
Confidential Intelligence Course (1974, 9 September). Guardian’s Order, 1314, 13.