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10 things you might not know about spies

10 things you might not know about spies

As Jennifer Lawrence portrays a Russian spy in the new film “Red Sparrow,” the very real Robert Mueller investigation is shedding light on Russian dirty tricks and espionage during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Please put these 10 facts under surveillance:

1. A CIA project in the 1960s called Acoustic Kitty tried to use a cat as a listening device to spy on the Soviets. A microphone was installed in a cat’s ear canal, with a radio transmitter in the base of its skull, and the feline was released near a meeting of two men in a park outside the Soviet compound in Washington. Any cat owner could have predicted failure: The feline wouldn’t behave as trained. The CIA abandoned the...