The 558 Program: Page 4

Notes & Jargon

"Set up lines into the ARM group ..."
(Operating Target #2)
Scientology describes any anti-cult or anti-Scientology group as being part of an "anti-religious movement," or ARM. This target is a clear instruction to infiltrate such groups so as to provide inside information on their actions towards Scientology.
"Get a PI to investigate Alevizopoulos ... "
(Operating Target #5)
Private investigators (PIs) have been used extensively by Scientology since the 1950s. As L. Ron Hubbard put it in the Manual of Justice (1959), "Overt investigation of someone or something attacking us by an outside detective agency should be done more often and hang the expense."
"... as Freedom reporters/investigators"
(Operating Target #6)
Freedom magazine is a key element of Scientology's campaign against critics and psychiatrists. Published under the auspices of OSA, it specialises in vitriolic and on occasion libellous attacks against Scientology's perceived enemies.
"... find out his exact relations with the Holy Synodus members, who support him, who dislike him."
(Operating Target #8)
Sowing confusion amongst the enemy is a classic tactic of intelligence agencies, ancient and modern. Hubbard knew this principle well; in "Intelligence Actions: Covert Intelligence: Data Collection" (a confidential memo of 2 Dec 1969), he wrote: "Essentially a covert operation is intended to embarass, discredit or overthrow or remove an actual or possible opponent." This particular target has similarities with the 1976 Operation Keller.