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Office of Strategic Services

Move Over, James Bond -- Seven Decades Later, Lady Spies Receive Their Due

Jennifer Niven | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Jennifer Niven

Nancy Wake, the former WWII spy called "The White Mouse" by the Germans for her ability to evade capture, died last year at 98. She received so many medals for service, "she lived out her old age on the proceeds from their sale." If only this were true of other women spies of WWII.

The American Silk King

AP | By DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 01.19.2012 | Books

BANGKOK -- Forty-five years after vanishing into a jungle without a trace, "Silk King" Jim Thompson remains a daily presence in Thailand: Shoppers cro...

How A Letter On Hitler’s Stationery, Written To A Boy In Jersey, Reached The CIA

Posted 12.31.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A letter written on Adolf Hitler's stationery by a U.S. Office of Strategic Services intelligence officer stationed in Germany to his so...