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double agent

a spy employed by two mutually antagonistic countries, companies, etc.
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A former KGB double agent living in the UK has issued a chilling warning about Vladimir Putin - and believes his neighbours will protect him from a Salisbury-style attack if someone wants him dead.
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.
He was the first one of these double agents and so the system was based around him.
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.
There are two new elementary classroom teacher reproducible workbooks available Double Agents, Music Games Disguising Core Curriculum and Music Games for Every Month: A Year's Worth of Themed Worksheets.
Twelve contributions discuss individuals who were such double agents (actually, triple or quadruple agents).
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.
They must seek translations, and must be aware of double agents like Mosab."
The system can also be used to identify officers or staff who are pre-disposed to being easily corrupted or in the intelligence communities identify possible double agents. A preview of the system can be downloaded for free from the internet at www.twitter.com/24dna.