Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Newsweek: Protecting Covert CIA Operatives' Identities

Answer: Make sure your spouse doesn't end up on the bad side of the Bush administration.

Sorry -- I couldn't resist.

Mark Hosenball writes in Newsweek:

Financial records and résumés are available with a few keystrokes, so the CIA must adapt the cover stories and fake IDs used by U.S. spies.

In a recent report, the Senate intel committee said it was "concerned" the agency has not modernized its methods for establishing "nonofficial cover" — known as NOC — for CIA officers who want to operate overseas but away from official outposts like U.S. embassies and consulates.

More here.


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