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Hidden Heroes in a Sexist World

by Tracy Walder Tracy Walder, author of The Unexpected Spy, discusses the history of women in the intelligence community and how it affected her life as both a CIA operative and an FBI agent.

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

by Stephen Kinzer The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made

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Posted in Modern History

The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Angleton

by Jefferson Morley CIA spymaster James Angleton was one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States government in the mid-20th century, a ghost of American power. From World War II to the Cold War, Angleton operated beyond

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Posted in Contemporary History

Hiding CIA Operations: The Attack on Khowst

Khowst

by Douglas Laux Attack on Khowst Forward Operating Base Chapman was located just outside the town of Khowst, in an area controlled by the Taliban, close to the border with Pakistan. Named after Special Forces sergeant Nathan Chapman—the first US

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Posted in Military History

Life of a CIA Polygrapher: Ready Aim…. Part 2

Life of Lies and Spies, Airport Security

by Alan Trabue Chapter 1: Ready Aim…. Part 2 I watched another soldier approach to assist the screaming soldier who seemed ready to shoot me. The two spoke excitedly. The second soldier started poking around the contents of my opened

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Posted in Military History

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