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Book Review — Directorate S : The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

“In the 15-year story that Directorate S tells, Afghanistan has been built a bit and bombed a lot, the Taliban have been fought with and then courted, the Pakistanis embraced then abandoned. What the British tried to document in Curzon’s day, the … Continue reading

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Book Review — “Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern Britain”

“The old easy-going confidence [of the Foreign Office] will be destroyed and henceforth everybody will begin to distrust everybody else. I do hate that. It is the loss of one more element of civilization.” UK Diplomat Harold Nicolson  (1951) Enemies Within … Continue reading

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Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities [UPDATE : VIDEO]

“Kenneth Moskow is one of a long line of CIA officers who have enrolled undercover at the Kennedy School, generally with Harvard’s knowledge and approval, gaining access to up-and-comers worldwide. For four decades the CIA and Harvard have concealed this … Continue reading

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Book Review — “King of Spies” : The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea

“Harden’s stated purpose is more ambitious than telling the story of one man. He uses this lens to explain the larger role of the United States in Korea under Syngman Rhee, expose human rights violations during this period and add … Continue reading

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Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities [Book Review]

“Kenneth Moskow is one of a long line of CIA officers who have enrolled undercover at the Kennedy School, generally with Harvard’s knowledge and approval, gaining access to up-and-comers worldwide. For four decades the CIA and Harvard have concealed this … Continue reading

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Former CIA Operative’s Memoir Sparks Outrage in Pakistan

” ‘The Contractor’ is not the story of one man called Raymond Davis who shot three Pakistanis in Lahore in 2011 and how he, literally, got away with murder. It is actually a story of love and hate between the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Code Warriors” – Stephen Budiansky

“The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as … Continue reading

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