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Spymaster James Angleton pushed back against argument that the CIA used too many cryptonyms

Spymaster James Angleton pushed back against argument that the CIA used too many cryptonyms

In late 1963, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Executive Director sent a memo to Counterintelligence Director James Angleton asking him to review the Agency’s perceived overuse of cryptonyms and excessive security, resulting in a report that would remain classified SECRET for 39 years. Angleton’s conclusion? Not his problem.

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Winston Churchill’s simple rules for naming your covert operation

Winston Churchill’s simple rules for naming your covert operation

In 1952, Allen Dulles, then Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, provided a copy of Winston Churchill’s recently-published World War II memo to establish some naming guiding conventions for his covert staff.

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