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Spy stories

Pat Stuart presents tales from a 31-year CIA career


Keith McLendon

Stuart talks about "The Billion Dollar Spy" during her presentation Thursday.

Honeypots, surprise birthday cakes and searching for assets were some of the stories told as former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Pat Stuart spoke at the Saratoga Library Thursday evening.

The affable Stuart began the presentation by stressing the importance of human intelligence gathering saying that only about five to 10 percent of the CIA's capabilities were based on human intelligence gathering.

Stuart started by giving a brief personal history of growing up at the Heart Mountain near Powell internment camp after WWII. Stuart didn't like the place much and retreated to the...

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