Tag Archives: CIA

For Your Eyes Only: Real Life Spy Gadgets

We’ve all seen it before. A man dressed sharply in a suit sprints down a hallway while an ear-piercing siren… View Article

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A Brief History of the Office of Strategic Services: America’s First Intelligence Agency

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was formed during World War II as a wartime intelligence agency to organize espionage… View Article

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The Moscow Rules: Cold War Directives for Tradecraft and Espionage

During the Cold War, a list of rules was developed to keep operatives safe. While there’s debate that the list… View Article

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Visiting the International Spy Museum: A Photo Tour

Ever since learing about the International Spy Museum‘s opening, back in July of 2002, I’ve wanted to visit. Being the… View Article

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U.S. Spies: The Intelligence Cycle from Delivery to Consumption

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series U.S. Spies

2 of 3 in the series U.S. SpiesWhen I first considered entering the intelligence community (“IC”), the notion of classic… View Article

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U.S. Spies: Understanding the World’s Second Oldest Profession

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series U.S. Spies

1 of 3 in the series U.S. SpiesI’m often asked what I do and I feel obligated to respond, “I… View Article

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Learn the Secrets of CIA Tradecraft

Did you know that the CIA hired a magician to write a pair of tradecraft manuals for them in the… View Article

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The Moscow Rules

Developed by the CIA, the Moscow Rules are an ode to the dangerous locale that Moscow was during the Cold… View Article

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