Seriously, that’s all. Just links to interesting content
This is a listicle, but without a theme or a business model. Just some cool stories you might want to read if you want to kill some time. (There’s tradecraft and counterintelligence knowledge in here, so you’ll learn something too, but I’m not gonna pretend like that’s my goal.)
The source, if you want to kill more time, is here at cia.gov.
World War Two Spy Radio Stuff
- Adversary agent radios
- The U.S. Hunt for Axis Agent Radios
- Agent Hazards in the Super-Het
- 1944: An Allied Team with the French Resistance
- A Small South Pole
- Operation Uproot – how the Czech intelligence service moved to the UK
- Operation Columba – funny story about the intelligence value of carrier pigeons
- Reminisces of a Communications Agent – wonderful must read first hand account
- [related] You can buy a World War Two spy radio kit, the Bayou Jumper. Lots of assembly required! (And a radio license, unless you really want to emulate the spy experience)
World War Two (and related) Stuff
- Some Lessons in Intelligence – this is a classic, must read, text.
- The Scientific Intelligencer – more RV Jones
- Book review of “the secret road to World War Two”
- Skis and Daggers
- Surprise, kill and vanish
- Mail from Budapest – an amazing read and wonderful story.
- The San Cristobal Trapezoid – detailed photo intelligence account of the Cuban missile crisis
- Sailor in a Russian frame – a detailed analysis of a KGB operation against an individual
- Recruitment in Moscow – detailed account of KGB blackmailing a secretary
- Then in the white cell — fascinating story of the tactics used by an intelligence officer to resist CIA interrogation for 2 years.
- Operation Portex – the report from a Cold War maneuver by the Red Team commander. Includes a lot of denial and deception