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Patrick O'Donnell

Originally posted April 2004

Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

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Until World War Two, the U.S. did not routinely spy on other countries. As a nation, we didn't even have basic espionage skills. But all that changed overnight with creation of the OSS -- the Office of Special Services, forerunner of today's CIA. Journalist Patrick O'Donnell explores the birth of the OSS, and the people who made it what it was.

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