“Spy Girl” Betty McIntosh Turns 100 Yrs OldFeatured Story Read More
Renowned former OSS and CIA officer Betty McIntosh was one of the few women who worked overseas for the OSS during WWII, using her background as a journalist to create false news reports, postcards, documents and radio messages designed to spread disinformation to undermine Japanese troop morale.
CORONA: DeclassifiedFeatured Story Read More
Twenty years ago this month, the world learned about the existence of the first imaging reconnaissance satellite, codenamed CORONA. Known to the public as the U.S. Air Force’s Discoverer program, the classified CORONA project operated during the height of the Cold War to collect pictures over the denied areas of eastern Europe and Asia.
CIA Artifact of the Week: U-2 Pressure Suit and HelmetCIA Museum Collection Read More
Suit - This is an S-1010 pressure suit for a U-2R plane. High-altitude pilots wear pressure suits as protection from cockpit depressurization. At altitudes above 63,000 feet without artificial air pressure, human blood and other fluids boil. In addition to preventing this, pressure suits also protect pilots from low temperatures at high altitudes.