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Captain Francis Cromie and the Spies of the Red Revolution

Captain Cromie; The New Spymasters

By Stephen Grey Chapter 1: Captain Francis Cromie and the Cult of Intelligence (1909-89) Captain Francis Cromie – thirty- six years old, tall and strongly built, a commander in the Royal Navy and bearer of the Distinguished Service Order –

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Life of a CIA Polygrapher: Ready Aim…. Part 1

Life of Lies and Spies;

by Alan Trabue Chapter 1: Ready Aim…. Part 1 The day was supposed to be a routine travel day between CIA offices, a simple one-hour flight from the international airport in a Southeast Asian capital city to another city up-country.

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Posted in Military History

Putinism: Russia and its Future with the West

Putinism

by Walter Laqueur It is common knowledge that relations between America and Russia have deteriorated very much. A debate is now under way in Washington what US policy towards Russia should be. When President Obama was elected he made it

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Posted in Contemporary History

When Britain Burned the White House: Harry and Juana Smith

When Britain Burned The White House; Harry and Juana Smith

by Peter Snow Harry and Juana Smith Many a soldier has had an exciting life. It’s not often that a solider shares the excitement and danger with his wife. But it is true of one redoubtable young officer and his

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Posted in Military History

The Evolution of CIA Polygraphy: 1972 to the Present

Christopher Boyce; CIA Polygraphy

by Alan B. Trabue Writing my memoir, A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Covert Ops Polygraph Interrogator, caused me to reflect on the scope of changes to the polygraph program I encountered during my forty-year CIA

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Posted in Military History
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