Profile: CIA

The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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“What the Heck Was I Gonna Do With a Dumb Gun?” The Derring-Do of Stephanie Czech Rader

“[The OSS] gave me a gun, but I never carried a gun. I thought, ‘What the heck was I gonna do with a dumb gun?'” Stephanie’s most valuable weapon: her wits.
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Category: Biography

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Christian Lambertsen and the Secret Story Behind Scuba

The men and woman of the Office of Strategic Services(OSS) developed many spectacular devices for war-time use: exploding coal, invisible ink, tasteless poisons, miniature cameras and exotic knives. One such invention was designed by Dr. Christian Lambertsen, what we refer to today as SCUBA.
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Posted: Jun 08, 2017 11:03 AM
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017 03:14 PM

Category: History

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Legionnaire, OSS Officer, US Marine and Hollywood Heartthrob

Most people would be grateful to experience any one of the occupations listed above–French Foreign Legionnaire, wartime spy, US Marine, or Hollywood heartthrob–but because Pierre (Peter) Julien Ortiz was not “most people,” he chose to immerse himself in all four.
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Category: Biography

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Moe Berg: Baseball Player, Linguist, Lawyer, Intel Officer

For well over a century, summer in America has been synonymous with baseball. But there is one player – Morris “Moe” Berg – whose spot in American history comes not from baseball, but from espionage. He was a catcher who put his multitude of talents to work for his country as an intelligence officer.
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Category: History

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