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Who's Who in the CIA was a book written by Julius Mader and published in East Berlin in 1968[1], purporting to identify about 3,000 active agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. It was modelled after other Who's Who guides.

According to Ladislav Bittman of the Czechoslovakian intelligence service, Who's Who was only partly reliable, and was intended as disinformation:

About half of the names listed in that book are real CIA operatives. The other half are people who were just American diplomats or various officials; and it was prepared with the expectation that naturally many, many Americans operating abroad, diplomats and so on, would be hurt because their names were exposed as CIA officials.[2]

Who's Who in the CIA was publicized through the early 1990s in the publications Top Secret and Geheim.

See also


  1. ^ Mad - Mae
  2. ^ [ Soviet Active Measures in The 'Post-Cold War' Era 1988-1991; A Report Prepared at the Request of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations by the United States Information Agency, June 1992] URL accessed Jan 11, 2006


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