Spy vs. Spy

The userpic is a bit more appropriate than usual in this case. It’s a report about a CIA operation back in the early 80s to deal with how the Soviets were “acquiring” US technology secretly. If this is indeed the case, and I have no reason to believe otherwise, I must say that this was simply beautiful. The story, by William Safire, here.

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Published in: on February 1, 2004 at 23:35  Comments (3)  
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  1. Wow, that is a really neat story. Further proof (assuming it is true) that the best thing to do when you find a spy is not to remove him, but to coddle him and use him to feed only the information you want to the enemy.

  2. Information on these sorts of operations have been in print for some time. We were brilliant during the Cold War.
    Other things we used to do is plant surveillance/transmission equipment in teletype printer, computer printers, computer equipment, and computer software.

  3. Wow. I’ll say they were brilliant.


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