In the last blog I explored how keeping a spy or mole in place is a complex and quite murky pursuit. The instant you act on your mole’s information you alert your opponent you have a mole in his ranks, so information derived from the mole has to be heavily disguised to avoid detection of […]

The Paradoxes of Spying Part 1

For all its deception, double-dealing and treachery spying would appear to be straightforward. Side ‘A’ recruits and infiltrates a spy or mole into side ‘B’. Once installed in ‘B’ the mole begins leaking information to ‘A’ to the detriment of ‘B’ and the immense advantage of ‘A’. Simple. And that’s how most espionage and spy […]