World Events

  • Iran vs. America: Influence

    Greetings Everyday Spy, One of my favorite training courses at CIA was in influence operations. The definition of influence is pretty straight forward: “The capacity...

  • Iran vs. America: Decisions

    (Image Credit: Brett Wilkins, USA Military Bases surround Iran. BrettWilkins.com)   Greetings Everyday Spy, Being an American living in the Middle East hasn’t been easy...

  • The Christmas Spy

     “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” Luke...

  • A Veterans Day Secret

    Soldiers celebrating the WWI armistice. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/US Army Signal Corps/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Greetings Everyday Spy, There is something about Veterans...

  • An Open Letter to CIA Officer Amaryllis Fox

    Greetings Amaryllis, I’ve been seeing your name a lot these days. Between Google’s algorithms, Apple’s PR people, and US media outlets, you are popping up...

Iran vs. America: Influence

Greetings Everyday Spy, One of my favorite training courses at CIA was in influence operations. The definition of influence is pretty straight forward: “The capacity to have an effect on the behavior of someone or something.” Covert influence is more specific: “Influence on political, economic, or military conditions abroad, without public knowledge that the activity […]

Iran vs. America: Decisions

(Image Credit: Brett Wilkins, USA Military Bases surround Iran. BrettWilkins.com)   Greetings Everyday Spy, Being an American living in the Middle East hasn’t been easy with tensions between the United States and Iran steadily increasing.  In May 2018 the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

The Christmas Spy

 “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” Luke 8:17 Greetings Everyday Spy,  The Christmas season is a busy time for churches. The average Church has 160% more people attend on Christmas Eve than any typical Sunday service. While […]

A Veterans Day Secret

Soldiers celebrating the WWI armistice. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/US Army Signal Corps/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Greetings Everyday Spy, There is something about Veterans Day this year that makes it special.  Part secret, part history, I want you to have the knowledge that others don’t. Veterans Day is not unique to the United States. […]

An Open Letter to CIA Officer Amaryllis Fox

Greetings Amaryllis, I’ve been seeing your name a lot these days. Between Google’s algorithms, Apple’s PR people, and US media outlets, you are popping up everywhere! You look happy, confident, and successful. Well done. I don’t think we met while we were at the Agency together. Not unless we crossed paths getting coffee or burnt […]