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double agent

a spy employed by two mutually antagonistic countries, companies, etc.
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I Worked Alone: Diary of a Double Agent in World War II Europe
Macintyre's title refers to the Double Cross system, the British counter-espionage and deception operation to "turn" captured German agents, who as double agents were used to feed disinformation to the German high command.
Terry argues that without Arthur Owens this system may never have got off the ground and some of the most famous double agents such as Tricycle, Garbo and Zigzag would not have had such a prominent role in the war.
Turned in by his wife, he became a double agent, although within a few years he found himself interned having been suspected of becoming a triple agent.
For almost three decades after Castro took power, Cuba's budding intelligence service fielded four dozen double agents in a world-class operation under the nose of the CIA, according to the book.
The Double Agents book is for grades K-6 that help teach "core subjects" through the use of the music.
A NEW book written jointly by Cardiff film editor Madoc Roberts and renowned espionage writer Nigel West has told the full story of how a Welsh double agent played a crucial role in winning World War II.
However, Shoebat - a noted author and commentator on the Middle East - claims in an article on his website that Yousef "has since revealed himself to be more double agent than turncoat.
About the intelligence communities, with our system based on our discovery of the 'Human Genetic Blueprint and Its Contents,' they can pin-point possible staff that are pre-disposed to being double agents.
Double agents are spies who pretend to work for one organization when they are really working for the organization's enemy.
There are agents, there are suspected double agents and then there are double-crossed double agents in the first of three feature-length episodes of this star-studded spy thriller.