Mon 11/21/2022

Central Intelligence Agency – Joe Goldberg

2022-11-21T18:03:48-07:00November 21st, 2022|

Central Intelligence Agency covert action officer Joe Goldberg has seen a lot of changes since his time with the agency. The advent of the digital age has made managing “propaganda” a whole new business. Joe always had a desire to be in public service and the opportunity to interview with the CIA matched his dual degrees in political science and communications. His role with the agency also allowed him to feed his creative side. During his time with the Central [...]

Sun 7/25/2021

CIA Case Officer Barry Broman

2021-07-25T14:29:38-07:00July 25th, 2021|

CIA Case Officer Barry Broman recruited 41 agents during his 26 year career with the agency. He recounts some of the most interesting moments in his book “Risk Taker, Spy Maker” He first fell in love with East Asia when his Air Force officer father invited him along on an assignment with the Thai Air Force.  A caveat was that Barry would find a job so he secured a position with the Associated Press, becoming the youngest AP photographer in [...]

Sat 2/20/2021

Spy Museum – Chris Costa

2021-03-25T08:14:28-07:00February 20th, 2021|

International Spy Museum Executive Director Christopher Costa may not have had experience in the museum business but he has decades of experience in the world of espionage and covert action. He spent two decades as an Army counter-intelligence specialist working with special forces before moving on to the Navy Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). Chris also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counter Terrorism at the White House. He has been inducted into the United [...]

Sun 7/12/2020

Dark of War – CIA Analyst Sarah Carlson

2021-03-26T17:20:58-07:00July 12th, 2020|

Sarah Carlson was working an emergency management internship when the September 11th attacks occurred. Like many Americans she and her brothers decided to serve our nation. Her brothers joined the military but Sarah took a different route, choosing to join the Defense Intelligence Agency as an intelligence analyst and eventually moving to a role with the Central Intelligence Agency. Her entire career was focused upon counter-terrorism; groups plotting attacks against the homeland and Europe. Her personal experiences and involvement in [...]

Sun 3/1/2020

The Moscow Rules – Jonna Mendez

2021-03-24T16:43:02-07:00March 1st, 2020|

In The Moscow Rules, Tony and Jonna Mendez share some of the secret CIA tactics and techniques that helped America win the cold war against the Soviet Union. Jonna reveals her "true" self in the Oval office Both Tony and Jonna have been dubbed CIA “Masters of Disguise”. Tony for his masterful execution of a highly risky rescue mission to extract US personnel from Tehran in the middle of the Iranian revolution. (This mission would become the basis [...]

Sun 2/9/2020

American Spy – CIA Operations Officer HK Roy

2021-03-24T16:46:06-07:00February 9th, 2020|

America Spy; Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA is a humorous and revealing firsthand look into the life of a CIA agent and his continuing career to protect American interests and citizens. Author HK Roy refers to his 13 years as a CIA Operations Officer as an “adventure”.  He is being modest. From narrowly escaping capture by Iranian terrorists in Bosnia to using his wife as part of the team while planting a listening device in Latin America, [...]

Sun 6/9/2019

War on Terror – CIA Agent Thomas Pecora

2021-03-24T17:06:59-07:00June 9th, 2019|

The war on terror is, thankfully, an abstract to many of us. We owe that to persons like Thomas Pecora. He spent 25 years with the Central Intelligence Agency – most of it as a member of their Protective Operations Cadre.  The POC was formed in response to the 1989 assassination of military advisor James “Nick” Rowe by terrorists in the Philippines. His new book “Guardian; Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA’s War on Terror” recounts his experiences in [...]

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