Friday, September 17, 2010


Probably the most dangerous moment in the career of any spy is the moment when he or she is engaged in a  personal meeting with a case officer. To minimize the risk and keep the contact short, operational personnel are trained to undertake a brush exchange, where an item, perhaps microfilm or money, can be passed between the parties swiftly without any hesitation, mutual acknowledgment, or overt sign of what is happening.