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Delve into the world of intelligence gathering and covert operations. Meet the women and men who have spent their careers in and out of the shadows to keep our Nation safe.

The Last Days in Saigon

Conrad LaGueux was one of the last Americans to leave Saigon—a moment that marked the end of the Vietnam War. Serving as Deputy Chief of the CIA office in Saigon, he planned and implemented the evacuations of all Americans in the country, as well as many South Vietnamese.

Years later, Conrad and his wife were reunited with a South Vietnamese family he had saved. “My family is your husband’s ‘Schindler’s list,'” the daughter tearfully told Conrad’s wife. “We would have been dead if it had not been for your husband.”

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About Intelligence and Operations

In this section, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at real-life spy capers, as well as learn how intelligence has helped shape some of history’s biggest moments.

As you delve into the world of intelligence gathering and covert operations, keep an eye out for our more unique tales. You might uncover secrets about Area 51, meet the real-life inspiration behind James Bond, and learn the true story of the main character in the Hollywood blockbuster, “Bridge of Spies.”

These unusual stories, and many others, are waiting for you to explore.