The new deputy director of the cia is a career spymaster who once ran. The new book, the moscow rules, by jonna mendez and her late husband tony, paints a fascinating portrait of what it was like to be a spy in moscow during the cold war. Read an excerpt from amaryllis foxs new memoir, life undercover. For a decade after 911, michele assad served as a cia counterterrorism officer in cities around. Heres what its really like being a cia agent in the middle east salon talks to the author of left of boom about bureaucracy, bourne and bond, and infiltrating alqaeda. Former undercover cia agent, michele rigby assad, trained as a counterterrorism specialist and was a spy with her husband in the middle east. In the book, he describes a young female cia officer who spent five years hunting bin laden and eventually helped track him to a fortresslike compound in abbottabad, pakistan. This is how you train as a spy in the cias most elite covert unit.
Life as an undercover cia agent in iraq business insider. Outspoken former cia operative lindsay moran interview tyts the conversation. One of the main tasks of the cia personnel stationed at the base was to provide intelligence supporting drone attacks against pakistan. Former cia officer valerie wilson on the cracks in the spy worlds ceiling. Just a few years later, she was an undercover cia officer meeting extremists. The time two agency case officers had it out over reddit. The war on terrorism, through the eyes of 3 women at the cia after the 2001 alqaida attacks, the cia ramped up counterterrorism operations. Events and notes from interviews with jessen and the young cia officer assigned to manage. The war on terrorism, through the eyes of 3 women at the cia. How excia spy may have broken the law after writing book about going. New book names exkgb defector who outed fbi agent robert. Three have written new books about their secretive work.
In one specific operation, a cia case officer, michael shanklin. Robert baer is a former cia case officer and the author of several books on the. This was a much greater risk for female officers since most agents were men. Most cia case officers worked under official cover, meaning that they. The targets were given during training are all characters played by case officers, the reallife. Excia spy who married rfks grandson may have broken law by. I much preferred as a cia female agent memoir the book blowing my cover. Baer speaks 8 languages, won the cia career intelligence medal and is a frequent commentator and author about issues related to. Seven american cia officers and contractors, an officer of jordans. Former cia officer to sign books in palm beach news. Sterling for developing new agents were unreasonable. A black cia officer, sterling filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the agency, spoke to congress as a whistleblower and was convicted of violating the espionage act and sent to prison.
A new book reveals for the first time the name of a former intelligence officer of the soviet kgb who helped american authorities arrest robert hanssen, an american spy for the soviet union and russia. Washington a former cia officer who says she spent years. We are to play the roles of firsttour case officers assigned to the u. Lindsay moran born 18 december 1969 is a former clandestine officer for the central intelligence agency.
Several calls by a reporter were answered by different female voices offering. Former cia agent reveals what its really like to be a spy. When cia agents fall in love former cia operatives robert and dayna baer met on the job and fell in love. A former cia case officer who married into the kennedy family could be in. Former cia spys new book details her experience in iraq. Two years after the glass ceiling study was published, female cia agent jeanne vertefeuille who joined the cia as a typist in 1954 cracked a case.
Much of the beginning story focuses on what the documentary calls the sisterhood, a group of female cia analysts that often worked alongside alec station, a cia. Clandestine service officers receive significantly different training than an overt analyst would. As a case officer for the cia, morans primary job was to spot, assess, develop, and. From 1998 to 2003, she worked as a case officer for the cia. Early in her training, ms moran became disenchanted with the reality of cia life. Fox details her time with the cia in her new memoir, life undercover. Cia s secret agents hide under a variety of covers. Outspoken former cia operative lindsay moran interview. How a cia agent carried her newborn baby in a sling while on. You will be expected to build relationships based on rapport and trust using sound judgment. The ny nis office developed the dangle case of the naval officer to the kgb leading to the arrest of 3 soviet operatives on the nj turnpike in 1978, a case marti refers to in her book. She was one of the first women to be assigned to moscow, a very difficult operational environment. Case officers were prohibited from sleeping with their foreign agents, a coupling that could derail a career.
A former cia case officer who married into the kennedy family could be in hot. Her story begins in laos during the vietnam war where she accompanied her husband, a cia officer. New cia director gina haspel follows in footsteps of legendary female spies. Excia agent likely betrayed trust to sell book cbs news. The author refers to cia s special activities division as a highlyclassified branch of the cia and the most effective, black operations force in the world. In its early years, the agency kept women away from the challenging work of espionage. Feisty female agent spent five years tracking osama bin. Former cia spys new book details her experience in iraq news. Excia spy readies to publish book about undercover. This cia officer wants to give peace a chance the new york times. John kiriakou, a former analyst and case officer turnedwhistleblower, who was the first person to. The camp chapman attack was a suicide attack by humam khalil abumulal albalawi against the central intelligence agency facility inside forward operating base chapman on december 30, 2009. Cias secret agents hide under a variety of covers the.
Lindsay moran is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the new york times, the washington post, and usa today. The complex life of a cia officer is unveiled in this. Case officers are professionally trained employees of intelligence organizations that manage human agents and human agent networks. Robert baer, a former case officer and the writer of a new book on his career at the agency, agreed that the demands put on mr. Former cia officer details despair, confusion in memoir. She trained as a case officer, served one unsuccessful tour overseas, and has written an account of her adventures that may leave the reader wondering which was worse, ms moran as a spy or the cia as an agency. Sometimes, agent handling is done indirectly, through principal agents that serve as proxies for case officers. Resident and former undercover cia officer fred rustmann is scheduled to sign copies of his new novel, false flag, at a reception wednesday at massimiliano stanco, 150 worth ave. Iama former cia case officer who recently revealed my career to my family and now the world. Former cia spy amaryllis fox tells all in this excerpt from her book.
Cia s new deputy director is first female spy to hold position. Fox, who at 22 became one of the youngest female officers. Excia spy readies to publish book about undercover exploits. Us prison in thailand could be the first female cia. The cia central intelligence agency, sometimes also known as oga other government agency, the company, and the agency, was created by congress when president harry s truman signed it into law. Saudi arabia will allow foreign men and women to share hotel rooms as. Intrigued, we sat down with carleson to learn more about her time in the cia and hear a few of these career tips. The widow spy is the first hand account of a true cold war spy operation in moscow, told exclusively by the cia case offiicer who lived this experience. So, she decided to share her insights with the world, and wrote the book work like a spy. As an operations officer for the cia, you will focus on clandestinely spotting, assessing, developing, recruiting, and handling nonus citizens with access to foreign intelligence vital to us foreign policy and national security decisionmakers.
The men behind postwar germanys defense and intelligence establishments. I recently spoke with two former cia case officers, both of whom had served in the most senior position a case officer can win overseas, that of chief of station, or cos. He is times intelligence columnist and has contributed to vanity fair, the wall street journal, and the washington post. The moscow rules offers tribute to tony mendez and the. Cias new deputy director is first female spy to hold. Lindsay moran served in the agency from 1998 to 2003. Its not a threat to write a book about a dysfunctional intelligence organization. When kelton joined the cia in 1981, little had changed from the time that mendez had started with the agency. She was the first female cia officer to be killed in the line of duty, and, at 21, she remains the youngest. The female cia officers killed in december were a testament to the progress made in a historically paternalistic agency. To this day, only one individual has been jailed in connection with the cia s torture programme. Jeffrey sterling took on the cia and lost everything. Intelligence literature central intelligence agency.
In january, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl. She says she lived with her husband, dean fox, a cia case officer. President donald trump has appointed gina haspel as the new head of the cia, but the longtime intelligence officer has a controversial past. Intelligence that derives from such human sources is known by the abbreviation humint. The title refers to ten guidelines used by cia operatives stationed in moscow during the cold war. They proposed a joint operation to the fbi because of that agencys primary fci role in the u.1153 278 577 423 24 1158 1446 135 1426 53 1610 360 573 1252 635 513 1428 527 524 543 708 1602 1577 884 1144 1287 623 1157 1089 783 1055 197 60 1382 936 413 455 672