Secret agents—women and men—died making it possible for the Allies to storm through France. It's time to remember them.
Schoolteachers, archeologists, linguists and mathematicians worked on the Venona project breaking unbreakable Soviet code from WWII. They were heroes. But some had deep regrets.
Was a top State Department aide truly a Soviet spy? Or did Richard Nixon and the right find a convenient victim?
Igor Gouzenko was a lowly Soviet cipher clerk when he turned the world order upside down in 1945. Nobody could have predicted the espionage hysteria his defection would unleash.
A century ago Sarah Aaronsohn was at the center of one of the most dangerous —and most effective—intelligence gathering operations in the Middle East.
Union soldiers paid with their lives for their failed theft of a locomotive—and became America’s first Medal of Honor winners for their heroics.
Robin Hood or the French H.H. Holmes? Depicted as evil incarnate, 240 years ago Antoine Francois Desues executed for his crimes, but was he the monster his executioners claimed?