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Old 06-23-2018, 09:52 AM   #21
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Default Re: What does (psuedo-)2018 Modern Espionage look like?

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I think NCSI is, while not completely accurate, a good example of what a government can bring to bear through a small cadre of investigators. Sure, it's a 'drama' and some of the spywork is a little over the top, but for not being able to show actual methods they do show a lot of methods for gathering Intelligence and investigating suspects.
Covert Affairs, gets plenty of kudos. Certainly it is cinematic and has an absurd amount of destroying cars and having love affairs though at least not having love affairs while destroying cars (that would be an interesting athletic feat). However it takes the time to realize that most of espionage is really salesmanship. Sometimes the assets are a little to likable; if I had to bet, a reasonable percentage of the vile traitors on our side are just as much scumbags as those on theirs. But the main point that so much of it is salesmanship is well taken.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:35 PM   #22
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if I had to bet, a reasonable percentage of the vile traitors on our side are just as much scumbags as those on theirs..
I actually read that somewhere. One of the biggest challenges to handling a turncoat was not letting them realize how much you despise them for being traitors... making them think you like them and respect them, etc.
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