TO­DAY’S SPIES

1992-2016

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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

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