Spycraft The Secret History Of The Cia S Spytechs From Communism To Al Qaeda

Author: Robert Wallace
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452295475
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An unprecedented history of the CIA's secret and amazing gadgetry behind the art of espionage

In this look at the CIA’s most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible, Spycraft tells gripping life-and-death stories about a group of spytechs—much of it never previously revealed and with images never before seen by the public.
The CIA’s Office of Technical Service is the ultrasecret department that grappled with challenges such as:
What does it take to build a quiet helicopter?
How does one embed a listening device in a cat?
What is an invisible photo used for?
These amazingly inventive devices were created and employed against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions—including the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and continuing terrorist threats. Written by Robert Wallace, the former director of the Office of Technical Service, and internationally renowned intelligence historian Keith Melton, Spycraft is both a fantastic encyclopedia of gadgetry and a revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage.
“The first comprehensive look at the technical achievements of American espionage from the 1940s to the present.”—Wired
“Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book.”—The Washington Times
“This is a story I thought could never be told.”—JAMES M. OLSON, former chief of CIA counterintelligence


Author: H. Keith Melton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446497763
Size: 41.62 MB
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They are all real-life devices used by the CIA's Office of Technical Services. Spycraft is the first book ever written about this ultra-secretive department.

Spy Sites Of Washington Dc

Author: Robert Wallace
ISBN: 9781626163768
Size: 58.72 MB
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With 220 main entries as well as listings for dozens more spy sites, maps and more than 300 photos this guide makes it easy for anyone to follow in the elusive footsteps of the moles, traitors, sleuths, and spies who lived the shadow ...

The Official Cia Manual Of Trickery And Deception

Author: H. Keith Melton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061943331
Size: 34.36 MB
Format: PDF
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The manuals reprinted in this work represent the only known complete copy of Mulholland's instructions for CIA officers on the magician's art of deception and secret communications.

Ultimate Spy

Author: H. Keith Melton
ISBN: 9780241189917
Size: 68.57 MB
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This updated edition includes the latest on the revelations from Wikileaks and Edward Snowden and is filled with stunning photographs that show details of equipment such as spycams, bugs, weapons, and drone aircraft.

The Art Of Intelligence

Author: Henry A. Crumpton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101572221
Size: 23.54 MB
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A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career Revelatory and groundbreaking, The Art of Intelligence will change the way people view the CIA, domestic and foreign ...

Eyes In The Sky

Author: Dino Brugioni
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612510140
Size: 36.46 MB
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This previously untold story of the secret Cold War espionage program makes full use of the author’s own firsthand knowledge and of the information gained from interviews with important participants.

The Secret History Of The Cia

Author: Joseph J. Trento
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786715008
Size: 23.11 MB
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Chronicles the origins and history of the Central Intelligence Agency and analyzes the performance of its leaders and members during the Cold War, including Soviet double agent Igor Orlov and mole hunter James Angleton. Reprint.

Prisoners Lovers And Spies

Author: Kristie Macrakis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300179251
Size: 72.54 MB
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From Ovid’s advice to use milk for illicit love notes, to John Gerard's dramatic escape from the tower of London aided by orange juice ink messages, to al-Qaeda’s hidden instructions in pornographic movies, this book presents ...

Intelligence Collection

Author: Robert M. Clark
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483324370
Size: 36.11 MB
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1996), accessed 21 September 2012 at http://articles.latimes.com/1996-08-15/ ...
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The Family Jewels

Author: John Prados
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292762178
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The "Family Jewels" debacle ultimately brought about greater congressional oversight of the CIA, but excesses such as those uncovered in the 1970s continue to come to light.