Behind the Budapest Escape

by Bill Rapp

Undercover readers might remember that we introduced you this past spring to Bill Rapp, a former CIA analyst turned author.  He’s an interesting character in his own right, with the look and charm...

John le Carre's Latest Spy Thriller

by Agent Running In The Field

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The CIA's Role in the Post 9/11 World

by Black Site

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Why the U.S. is Losing this War to the Russians

by Information Wars

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Setting Sail in Search of True Character

by Sailing True North

BOOK REVIEW: Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character By Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) Reviewed by John Nixon John Nixon was a senior leadership analyst with the CIA from...

The Story of the Killing in the Consulate

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A History of Putin's Assassination Program

by The Compatriots

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A True, Gritty Account of Life in the CIA's Office of Security

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The Heartless Intersection of Terrorism and Business

by Empty Hearts

BOOK REVIEW:  Empty Hearts By Juli Zeh Reviewed by Carol Rollie Flynn Carol Rollie Flynn is CEO/Managing Principal at Singa Consulting and a 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency where...

The Literal Textbook on Public Diplomacy

by Public Diplomacy

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