William Samuel Stephenson: Decent Spy, Amazing Liar

09.14.2021 - By CIA Files: True Stories of U.S Intelligence

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Somebody had to teach Americans how to conduct espionage, and British spymaster William Samuel Stephenson was just the man for the job. He taught American spies how to lie, cheat, and use the media to manipulate the populace. He laid the groundwork for practices that would ultimately undermine public trust in the government, leading to where we are today.

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