1 CIA memorial
A simple public memorial outside the CIA’s campus pays tribute to the two CIA officers murdered by Pakistani terrorist Mir Aimal Kansi on Jan. 25, 1993.
CIA headquarters, McLean, Va.
2 Cuban Embassy
After the United States and Cuba broke diplomatic relations, Cuba maintained limited official status in its former embassy as an “interest section” operated through the Swiss government. Cuban intelligence officers met with reporters and others in the second-floor Hemingway Lounge and Bar.
2630 16th St. NW
3 Ana Montes residence
Nicknamed the “Queen of Cuba” for her research as an analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, Montes showed uncommon discipline in her 17-year career as a Cuban spy. But an error in tradecraft -- failure to wipe incriminating evidence from her computer -- exposed covert communications with Cuban intelligence and led to her arrest in 2001.
3039 Macomb St. NW
4 Stanislav Gusev operation
Exactly how Russian intelligence implanted a microphone and transmitter in a chair rail in the State Department remains a mystery. The operation was exposed in 1999 after FBI agents observed Gusev, a Russian technical officer, repeatedly repositioning his vehicle in different parking places nearby to remotely control the bug.
2201 C St. NW
5 Tysons-Pimmit Library
By using computers at public libraries, Brian Patrick Regan sought anonymity while planning espionage activities. Showing care for security, he devised a sophisticated private cipher that baffled investigators seeking evidence against him. But he was eventually tripped up in 2001 by his spelling errors.
7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va.
7 Final resting place
Many American intelligence officers are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, among them: OSS chief William “Wild Bill” Donovan; code-breakers William and Elizebeth Friedman; CIA director Richard Helms; and U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.
Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Arlington, Va.
Sarah Emma Edmonds, the chameleonic Union spy. PHOTO: University of Michigan