Q&A: Lindsay Moran—A Former CIA Operative Reveals Why She Became a Spy- Pursuit Magazine Article

Interesting piece on background and motivations of wanting to become a spy

SecurityTek Newswire


The Inquisitor

A conversation between contributor Kevin Goodman and former CIA clandestine service operative Lindsay Moran

In Part 1 of our series, Moran reveals her childhood fascination with spies, her family’s secret history, and the difficulty of reconciling the need for trust in personal relationships with a job that demands constant lies.

Lindsay Moran is a correspondent for Al-Jazeera America’s TechKnow, a show about the technology and innovation that is changing the world. From 1998 to 2003, Lindsay worked as a case officer for the CIA’sclandestine service. It’s the job most people think of when they hear the word “spy.”

Working, often under an alias, posing as a diplomat, Lindsay’s real job was to befriend foreigners with access to secret information and then convince them to commit espionage on behalf of the United States government. After leaving the CIA, Lindsay wrote a memoir of her experience with “the Agency,”…

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