The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda
Who's spying on you? And how are they doing it?
Spycraft offers an unprecedented look at the CIA's most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible.
Written by the former director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, Robert Wallace (a real-life Q, straight out of the James Bond films), and internationally renowned intelligence historian H. Keith Melton, Spycraft reveals how the CIA carries out its life-and-death missions against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions - including the Cold War, the Cuben Missile Crisis, and the War on Terror.
More relevant than ever - given the news about Edward Snowden and the NSA, concerns about privacy rights, organizations like Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, and popular entertainment like The Americans and Homeland - Spycraft is an important and revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage.
Official Message from the CIA
Section I. At The Beggining
1. My Hair Stood on End
Section II. Playing Catch-Up
3. The Penkovsky Era
Section III. In The Passing Lane
7. Moving Through the Gap
Section IV. Let The Walls Have Ears
12. Cold Beer, Cheap Hotels, and a Voltmeter
Section V. Prison, Bullet, Passport, Bomb
16. Conspicuous Fortitude, Exemplary Courage in a Cuban Jail
Section VI. Fundamentals Of Tradecraft
Appendix A: U.S. Clandestine Services and OTS Organizational Genealogy
"Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book."
-The Washington Times
"This is a story I thought could never be told."
-James M. Olson, former chief of CIA counterintelligence
"The first comprehensive look at the technical achievements of American espionage from the 1940s to the present."
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