Category Archives: Women

Mother, Daughter, Sister, SPY – Women of the CIA

“My first son was my 1993 World Trade Centre bombing baby. I call my second son my “Khobar Towers baby” (born shortly after the 1996 bombing of a military housing complex in Saudi Arabia); my third child, a daughter, is my “African embassy bombing baby” (she … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women — Jennifer Matthews ( December 6 1964 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women — Rachel A. Dean (April 10 1981 – 30 September 2006 )

“Rachel was a warm and compassionate young woman, and an officer of unbounded potential. We miss her still and will remember her always. She is our 87th star.” CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden — May 21 2007 The Memorial … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women — Elizabeth Hanson (February 14 1979 – December 30 2009)

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women — Molly C. H. Hardy (Dec. 15 1946 – Aug. 7 1998 )

“For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women — Jacqueline K. Van Landingham (1962 – March 8 1995)

“African Americans have long made critical contributions to our Agency’s mission, taking the risks and bearing the sacrifices that intelligence work often demands. We at CIA join our fellow citizens in remembering the immeasurable sacrifice, strength, and courage of African … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women – Phyllis Nancy Faraci ( 1939 – April 18 1983)

”This tragedy, however awful, must not distract us from our search for peace in Lebanon and elsewhere. Your devotion to duty is known to all of us. Please let everyone know we will never give in to this cowardly type … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women – Deborah M. Hixon ( 15 Sep 1952 – April 18 1983)

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women – Monique N. Lewis (October 29, 1946 – April 18, 1983)

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. … Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women – Barbara A. Robbins (July 26, 1943 – March 30, 1965)

“March 23 1965: I imagine you’re still wondering about Doug (Johnson). I still haven’t given him an answer and I may not between now and at the time he leaves. . . . The trouble is I’m not at all sure how … Continue reading

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