Wednesday, June 19, 2013

British and US skullduggery, Revolutionary War.

Book by Jessica Warner
on John the Painter
GWU's National Security Archive provides highlights from the CIA's in-house journal Studies in Intelligence (obtained through the Freedom of Information Act), including this interesting article on the British attempts to infiltrate the US mission in Paris during the Revolutionary War. The article also features some US clandestine activities against the British such as an operation to burn the Portsmouth (UK) dockyard by a Scot dubbed "John the Painter."

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