The Boston Herald published an article about the CIA’s now declassified Cold War book of tricks. I could be a spy based on this one. There are more things to see here, including secret shoe-lacing patterns. The CIA hired a magician to assist:
The trickery manual and Melton and Wallace’s accompanying history usher the reader into the closed loop of ethics of the Cold War, as it was waged in both the covert and overt arenas: The Reds were a foe so ruthless, they had to be fought ruthlessly.
Every year, the gangsters get younger; now some are as young as 10. It was “like a Middle Ages phenomenon, feudalism and warlordism without any purpose other than living day to day,” Sirkis said. “It’s a low-intensity, non-ideological insurgency.”