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

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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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 for Spies

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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