Clever Counterterrorism Tactic

This is really clever (found on Bruce Schneier’s Blog): Used against the IRA: One of the most interesting operations was the laundry mat [sic]. Having lost many troops and civilians to bombings, the Brits decided they needed to determine who was making the bombs and where they were being manufactured. One bright fellow recommended they operate a laundry and when asked „what the hell he was talking about,“ he explained the plan and it was incorporated — to much success.The plan was simple: Build a laundry and staff it with locals and a few of their own. The laundry would then send out „color coded“ special discount tickets, to the effect of „get two loads for the price of one,“

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