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posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 11:10 PM
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First off I'd just like to say that Im actually very glad I found this website and that I hope that my time here will be productive and informative, well thats the end of my introduction, now onto the topic:

Im sure that a majority of you have seen the movies "The Recruit" and "The Bourne Identity" and "Spygame" ,to name a few of the various movies made that go into a more realistic spy themed movie rather then the action packed James Bond movies (not that the Bond movies arent good).

One common thing about these movies is that each shows 'tradecraft' skills that an agent or asset learns during CIA Clandestine training. I remember as a kid I used to love watching the Bond movies, trying to learn everything I could because I wanted to be "Bond, James Bond" and im sure that alot of kids when they were younger also had the same dream. Well now were alittle more grown up and we've either grown out of it or become more interested in it. I just happen to be someone whos become very interested in the training that a CIA agent goes through, aswell as various military training.

I guess my main question here is; Does anyone know specific topics or subjects that an agent learns, or does anyone have documents or field manuals of more simply put 'spy training'. Or is anyone here former CIA that I could talk to and try to learn from. Now ill say it out on the open; Im not trying to find out information so i can go outside and well, "blow # up", but because its an area of interest for me, the same way people go and learn a hobby, this is what is it to me, a hobby. It might not be a very common hobby like coin collected or model building, but its a hobby none the less.

I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read this and hopefully i'll get some good responces and learn some cool things.

Thank You

- A. Benatar




posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 11:19 PM
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A friend of mine's uncle applies for a position with the CIA back in 1980something and never heard back from them. As the years past he had forgotten all about the application then one day, seven years later he was walking through a local shopping mall and two guys walked up to him, flashed their CIA ID's and told him that they were there to discuss his application. He said it scared him so bad for some reason that he turned them down. LOL
Not really an answer to your question other than to suggest the best way of getting that kind of training would be to apply and wait for seven years or so. As far as manuals, you can find alot of freaky stuff searching for text files on something like kazaa, I found quite a few gems of knowlege that way, just make sure you have hellcaious antivrius software, kazaa is a snake.



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 11:40 PM
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heh, yea I know what you mean. I've found various manuals and such from kazaa, but there mainly opinion essays rather then fact. There are a few manuals that I have come across though that I've found very informative:

FM 5-250 - Demolitions and Explosives
FM 21-75 - Common Soldier Skills
CIA Field Expediant Methods for Explosives Preparations
CIA Guerilla Handbook
CIA Key Casting Manual
MIT Guide to Lock Picking
US Army Survival Manual
ST 31-91B - US Army Special Forces - Medical Handbook
United States Marine Corps Martial Arts Training Manual
US Army Special Forces Hand to Hand Fighting
CIA Lock Picking Manual/ Key Casting Manual
US Navy SEALs Physical Fitness Guide
US Navy SEALs Patrol Leaders Handbook
CIA Explosives Preparations
CIA Improvised Sabotage Devices

Those are the notable manuals that I've managed to come across. Now I came across a list of topics that a CIA agent would learn, and Ive been successful at finding certain area topics, but others are very hard. Heres the list if anyones interested:

Computer Security, Countersurveillance, Art of Disguise, Etiquette and Arts, Explosives Specialists, Fake Identification and Secret Banking, Field Medicing, Forensics, Guerilla Warfare, Hand to Hand and Knife Combat, Incindiary Specialist, International and Local Law, Languages, Lock Bypassing Techniques, Military Strategy and Tactics, Photography, Poisons Specialist, Psychology, Recreational Drugs (?), Sniper, Surveillance.

Some topics make sense to me, others I just think the author bull#ted and but there.

If anyone up for the discussion on a more private letter, my AIM screenname should be available. feel free to contact me and discuss.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 02:34 AM
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Halzman,

that list is great, thanks alot. I have already found two of the manuels!!!



posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 03:55 AM
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Well I was hoping that some people here would be able to provide information about various CIA training but I guess im not that lucky.

Please, if anyone has any information it would mean a great deal to me.

Thank You

- A. Benatar



posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 03:58 AM
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Any links to the manuals? Or is this something that no one really knows where to get them?



posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 08:39 AM
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I was looking for survival skills training (ya know, if worse comes to worse), and came accross about 100-150 'declassified' documents.You see I'm not a hacker per se
, i just know what to ask the search engines.....Anyway, here's a bunch of army field manuals, I'll look for some CIA one's in the near future.

Here ya go buddy,Army Field Manuals



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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So get this, I'm reading the Splinter Cell series which is based off of a black ops program at the NSA. Anyway, in the last book Endgame, there is a section where one of the main characters talks about his training. On page 51 he lists everything you had:

Computer Security, Countersurveillance, Art of Disguise, Etiquette and Arts, Explosives Specialists, Fake Identification and Secret Banking, Field Medicing, Forensics, Guerilla Warfare, Hand to Hand and Knife Combat, Incindiary Specialist, International and Local Law, Languages, Lock Bypassing Techniques, Military Strategy and Tactics, Photography, Poisons Specialist, Psychology, Recreational Drugs (?), Sniper, Surveillance.

in that order, plus advanced military technology. The book came out quite recently but you posted this list back in 2004? Maybe the author is quoting you? I would like to find out where you got that list.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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Old thread bumped. Never mind.



[edit on May 21st 2010 by greeneyedleo]



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 01:59 AM
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I want to search some of these CIA manuals that are being talked about, some people are talking about a website named, 'Kazaa'?? I looked up the website but its just a music downloading site, is that right or how does it work?



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 02:13 AM
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Kazza is a file sharing web site..but i do not believe you can download CIA related manuals, and its full of corrupt files does some good music but thats about it, hope this helps



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 03:27 AM
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CIA people are like little rats obeying their masters



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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posted on May, 22 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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I can give you them CIA files you are wanting ....BUT I then would have to kill you and then make it look like I killed myself...ha ha lol
edit on 22-5-2011 by Epsillion70 because: spell check



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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@Halzman I would like to know where to get the information you said was available through you.

"Computer Security, Countersurveillance, Art of Disguise, Etiquette and Arts, Explosives Specialists, Fake Identification and Secret Banking, Field Medicing, Forensics, Guerilla Warfare, Hand to Hand and Knife Combat, Incindiary Specialist, International and Local Law, Languages, Lock Bypassing Techniques, Military Strategy and Tactics, Photography, Poisons Specialist, Psychology, Recreational Drugs (?), Sniper, Surveillance."



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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I would like to request this info.



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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You ought to look for the 18F training manuals as well, there are a few classified addendums you won't be able to get but a lot of it is out there.



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Lesson 1.) for the Canadian Intelligence Agency is how to speak French.

Lesson 2.) for the Canadian Intelligence Agency is how to hunt Moosen.

Lesson 3.) for the Canadian Intelligence Agency is how to dress like a hipster.



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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In all honesty, that Bond James Bond stuff just seemed like fantasy for the little 'uns. I never really enjoyed the thought of being shot at much... each time the James Bond character gets a new actor is a horrible drawn out death for the prior James Bond... :C

Seems like it'd mostly be about being unnoticed/effective at what you're trying to do?





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