In Fallout 4 there are 10 U.S. Covert Operations Manuals issues in total. You must find all ten in order to unlock the bonus. Collecting these Magazine/Comics will provide the sole survivor will some kind of unique bonus. This Fallout 4 Guide will show you the exact location for each and every U.S. Covert Operations Manuals in the wasteland.
The Covert Operations perk can be unlocked collecting the U.S. Covert Operations Manuals. Once you read all the manuals it will be 20% Harder to detect while sneaking. There are 9 types of Wasteland Survival Guide Magazines issue in Wasteland:
Whistling in the Dark
Location: Lexington: The Switchboard
On the desk by the terminal in the executive office near the double stairwell area.
Location: USS Constitution
On a corner table inside the Captain’s cabin.
Location: Federal ration stockpile
On the main table in front of the sofa, in Red Tourette’s base near the exit.
Not the Soldiers You’re Looking For
Location: Abandoned shack (Federal surveillance center K-21B)
On the light blue metal computer bank, near the steamer trunk and terminal.
Who Goes There?
Location: Fort Strong
On the desk of General Brock, southwest corner of the ground floor.
Squeaky Floorboard, Sudden Death
Location: Fort Hagen
On the side table of the bedroom and kitchenette room, just east of the armory.
Getting the Drop on Communists
Location: National Guard training yard
On a table in the cafeteria of the Barracks, near a cooler.
Bushes, Boxes, and Beehives Camouflage Special
By the red chair on the main shanty ship, halfway up, the same level as the white metal window wall.
Look Better in Black
Location: Revere satellite array
In the shanty hut atop the central satellite support.
Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Location: USAF Satellite Station Olivia
Inside the computer room unlocked by the terminal, on the desk with the mini nuke.