CIA Phoenix Program
Confidential

Mercy of the Wicked: The CIA’s Phoenix Program

The CIA instituted a bloody campaign of exporting torture techniques across the world and into the hands of cruel regimes, officially known as the Phoenix Program. In Ash As the curtains fell on World War II, the modern world, militaries…

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LOVEINT
Confidential

LOVEINT: Cyber-Stalking by Spies

LOVEINT Definition A term coined by NSA staff refers to the practice of using access to surveillance technology to gather intelligence on partners or love interests. Simply put, LOVEINT is the practice of cyber-stalking. The term plays on the naming…

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Project Azorian
Confidential

Project Azorian and the Quest for a CIA Submarine

Leave it to the Central Intelligence Agency to push the boundaries of creativity in espionage. The early days of the agency were rife with operations that reflect dramatized plots in cinema and television. Nobody could have ever expected the existence…

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Lunik Plot
Confidential

The Lunik Plot: How The CIA Hijacked a Soviet Space Vessel

During the Cold War, the CIA undertook the Lunik Plot, where it hijacked a Soviet Union space vessel during transport at a train station. Background At the height of the Cold War, Soviet forces were keen to exhibit their technological…

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Confidential

Josephine Baker: Hidden in Plain Sight

Josephine Baker was an acclaimed entertainer in France, and used her fame to undertake clandestine Intelligence work during WWII.

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Confidential

Above Top secret: What Lies Beyond the Cloaked

Above top secret clearances are an enigma. They seem fascinating and spooky, yet are not as substantive as spy thrillers and espionage films may convey. They exist, yet they don’t. A topic as grey as the content the public commonly…

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Confidential

CIA Vampires: US Meddling in the Philippines

In the shadowy war against communism led by the United States, the Philippines was subjected to a disturbing branch of psychological warfare by the CIA. Lt. Col Edward G. Lansdale was sent to end the guerilla Hukbalahap (or the “People’s…

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Confidential

World War Propaganda Posters

WW1 propaganda posters, and WW2 propaganda posters, are an essential component of psychological warfare in their involved time periods. World War 1 and 2 were the first Great Wars, and the testing ground for new types of warfare, on a…

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Confidential

So, you want to be a Counter-Poaching ‘Operator’?

Ten Tips for New Players Over the years colleagues and I have received countless CV’s, and generous offers to “save us”, that were great for entertainment value initially, but eventually consume a lot of our under-paid precious time. These rules…

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Confidential

Eric Roberts: Office Worker Turned Double Agent

Eric Roberts was a double agent during World War Two. He worked undercover in the UK to intercept secrets destined for the Nazi regime. Background In the run-up to World War Two, there was a growing underground Nazi sympathiser rhetoric…

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