The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency are located in Langley, Virginia.
(CNN)We are awash in spy stories. “No Time to Die,” the latest James Bond film, landed last week as the 25th installment in the franchise — one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time.
Two long-running spy thriller series, Brad Thor’s Scot Harvath and Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon, topped the New York Times Bestseller list during back-to-back weeks in August. The second season of the “Jack Ryan” series, tracking the adventures of the eponymous CIA analyst, was reportedly one of Amazon’s most popular shows ever.
I am an avid consumer of these stories. I have even written a spy novel. I am also a former CIA analyst. And if Hollywood or spy thrillers are your primary source on the agency’s Langley headquarters, then chances are that everything you think you know about the CIA is wrong.
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WNU Editor: The above is an insider”s view of the CIA.