And the hilariously incompetent, such as the OSS operative whose cover was so far blown that when he dropped into his favorite restaurant, the band played “Boo! Boo! I’m a Spy.”
Interesting, new-to-me tidbits on what goes into making CIA spies, what they actually do in the field, and how the practitioners of spy craft have changed over the years. The bad news: spies recruitment doesn’t exactly work like in Spies Like Us. The good news: the CIA and its spying is closer to “just as bad/inept as you’d think” than “as diabolical as a James Bond villain”.