Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Stephen KasardaFeatured Story Read More
Stephen Kasarda, Jr. was a communications officer who worked for the CIA in the early days of the Cold War. He was killed on May 1, 1960, while on temporary duty in Southeast Asia in support of an Agency air supply mission to Tibet. Steve received a star on the CIA Memorial Wall and his name was unveiled and added to the Book of Honor in 2007.
The Last Days in SaigonFeatured Story Read More
Conrad “Connie” LaGueux was one of the last Americans to leave Saigon—a moment that marked the end of the Vietnam War. For LaGueux, who planned and implemented the evacuations of all Americans, the fall of Saigon was a difficult, complicated, and controversial chapter in American history.
Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Eugene “Buster” EdensFeatured Story Read More
Eugene “Buster” Edens, one of the original U-2 pilots, was killed in 1965 when his U-2 crashed near Edwards Air Force Base in California. As Buster made his approach to the runway, he had a problem with a wing. He applied power and climbed, but the aircraft began a spiraling descent at 3,000 feet, from which it could not recover.
Where Spies Go When They Don't KnowBlog Read More
The earthy scent of musty books, men and women talking in hushed voices around large oak tables, librarians scurrying from aisle to aisle carrying tomes both old and new… As mysterious as this sounds, it is not the CIA Library of today. The library at CIA Headquarters is a cutting edge research and information hub.
The World Factbook is Updated!Read More
In the Government category, the first part of the "Legislative branch" field was thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated for all countries under a new "description" heading. This subentry includes the legislative structure, the formal name(s), the number of legislative seats, the types of voting constituencies and voting systems, and the member term of office.