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What Makes An Operations Officer

I get this question a lot, mostly from people interested in joining the CIA, or from people who were not selected and are wondering why....

The Upcoming Personnel Crisis at the CIA

Years ago when I worked at the CIA, I was part of a few panels and groups working to tackle a variety of personnel issues at the Agency....

The Case Officer - Agent Relationship

The CIA does two principal things, collect and analyze intelligence. Within the CIA, the Directorate of Operations (DO) collects human...

The Intelligence Assault on the West

Agent of Influence: An agent of some stature who uses his or her position to influence public opinion or decision-making to produce...

The Liaison Trap

Liaison: communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations. Most intelligence...

TRIGON Part 2

Now that TRIGON had agreed to what the CIA calls "work inside," serious preparations had to be made before he departed for home, Moscow....

The Life of a Case Officer

I have been wanting to write on this topic for a while and have had a few false starts. The problem is there really isn’t a typical day...

Diversity AT CIA

Several years ago I was sitting with a group of friends. We had all worked together at the Agency, I had even worked for some of them....

How To Use Intelligence

This seems like an obvious thing but most people without experience in the national security field, and even some with that experience,...

Intelligence and HUMINT

This is a hard topic to get started. The difficulty lies in how to explain this to people who don’t do it for a living. There is so much...

 

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