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a spy who works against enemy espionage


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In the alleged words of James Jesus Angleton, head of CIA counterintelligence for more than 20 years (whom Colby would later fire), the future leader of the CIA was "just a paratrooper." As Colby himself later wrote, "The spymasters and counterspies feared that the high-risk, flamboyant operations of 'the cowboys' jeopardized the security and cover of their carefully constructed clandestine networks."
The falling action has a captain of the Glens Falls police warning Viv that the top operatives, whether FBI men, gangsters, spies or counterspies, are all "cold-hearted, cold-blooded, ruthless, tough, killers," and she should steer clear of this type entirely (162).
All power elites handpicked by Kim Jong Il to protect and assist Jong Un, they represent an elaborate system of overlapping spies and counterspies. Of these powerbrokers, only Jang stands out as a primus inter pares.
* Most of these regimes had espionage networks: Informers, spies, counterspies, decoys, false information, and propaganda.
(8) John MacGaffin, "Clandestine Human Intelligence: Spies, Counterspies, and Covert Action," in Transforming U.S.
"Pipistrelles" begins: In the damp dusk The bats playing spies and counterspies by the river's Bankrupt water station Look like the flung hands of deaf boys, restlessly Signing the dark.
The spies and counterspies of the major powers and their allies resulted in the odd casualty; but the war was hot in Arabia, Africa, the Caribbean and Asia, where proxies, such as Cuban and East German forces, were widely used.
The secret armies: Spies, counterspies, and saboteurs in World War II.
Large offers many fascinating details about the city: he discusses the extraordinary chaos of life during World War II bombing; the story of Jewish "Greifer," captured by the Gestapo, but allowed to live "underground" in return for informing on others; and the ever-astonishing tales of spies and counterspies in the 1950s, examples of the famous "wall in the head," which afflicts Berliners still.
In both, a letter is sought by knife-wielding counterspies. In both, Kim's amulet is important, though it is not the same amulet.
The names were listed on army documents approving the use of the 52 prisoners of war, taken captive on suspicion of spying for the former Soviet Union, as subjects for the experiments as they had become useless as counterspies. It is the first time for the Chinese to release documents left behind by Unit 731, whose human experiments allegedly killed some 3,000 Chinese.
Goffman's (1969) analysis of expression games identified five kinds of moves used by spies, counterspies, and the like (for example, the unwitting move, the naive move, the covering move, the uncovering move, the counter-uncovering move).