Remembering the U-2 Spy Plane Incident
May 1, 2015

Fifty-five years ago, one of the most notorious chapters in the Cold War began after American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down and captured during a spying mission over the Soviet Union. Read More

Notes by Alan Turing’s Team Found in the Walls of Code-Breaking Hut
February 6, 2015

Papers used by Alan Turing’s cryptologists for their World War II-era work breaking the “Enigma” code have been found being used to line the roof of a drafty hut at Britain’s Bletchley Park. Read More

British Files Reveal Secrets of WWII Spies, Traitors
September 18, 2014

Newly released WWII files confirm the existence of a legendary seductive spy and reveal more about one of Britain’s most notorious traitors. Read More

Fooling Hitler: The Elaborate Ruse Behind D-Day
June 3, 2014

As the 70th anniversary of D-Day nears, learn about the sophisticated hoax that fooled the Nazis and laid the groundwork for the Normandy invasion. Read More

Prisoner Exchanges Across the Bridge of Spies, From Powers to Shcharansky
February 10, 2012

Francis Gary Powers, one of several Cold War prisoners exchanged across Berlin's Glienicke Brücke bridge, was released 50 years ago today. Read More

10 Spies Who Aren’t Household Names
December 1, 2011

Explore the lives of 10 daring and intriguing covert agents you might not have read about in history books. Read More

World War II Resistance Heroine, Savior of Thousands, Dies at 98
August 9, 2011

Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo's most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance. Read More

CIA Declassifies Invisible Ink Recipes and Other Spy Documents From World War I
April 20, 2011

The CIA has declassified World War I-era documents that contain invisible ink formulas, instructions for steaming open envelopes and other spying techniques. Read More

World War II Memo Cracked by Allies Found
January 18, 2011

Volunteers at the former codebreaking center Bletchley Park have found a memo proving the success of the Allies' game-changing deception campaign during World War II. Read More