Saturday, October 03, 2015

Spotting spies

Does anybody know if this is true? The article claims that CIA spies were readily identified because of the different ways agents and normal State Department personnel were treated: for example, agent positions never changed in local embassy reorganizations, their recruitment age ranges differed, and agency officers could come and go as they pleased. The story claims that Yuri Totrov figured this out, and as a result the KGB regularly identified agents around the world.

1 comment:

Mark Reiff said...

I would call it legitimate. I think the intelligence service attaches for most countries are kind of open secret to the other side, in many if not most cases.