Tradecraft: The Barium Meal or Enema

BARIUM MEAL: The technique of providing a suspect with a traceable item of information and then watching to monitor its progress in the hope of tracing it to an adversary is known as a barium meal after the medical procedure that allows physicians to follow the passage of mildly radioactive material through the body.

Often used to find “leaks” in the espionage, counter-espionage and organized crime circles, this is where a false piece of attractive intelligence is given to a suspected traitor to see where it “comes out on the other side” This is where the enema saying comes from.

During the Cold War this technique was used quite extensively to see how bad an agency or agent had been penetrated and/or compromised. Very often it was insignificant and small pieces of false “treasure” that gave away traitors, ie small details that might be overlooked in a standard report.

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Cars Have Your Location. This Spy Firm Wants to Sell It to the U.S. Military

Cars Have Your Location. This Spy Firm Wants to Sell It to the U.S. Military

 

Another facet of 4GW that is currently being waged on the U.S. Citizen by our Government and elements of our Military.

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Reference Materials: Kubark Counter-Intelligence and Interrogation Manual

Published in 1963, an interesting read for sure.

Some practical applications for Intelligence Gathering as well as Counter-Intelligence activities.

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KUBARK Counter-Intelligence and Interrogation Manual

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Espionage Files: Mercenary Armies of the CIA

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Top 18 Secret Mercenary Armies of the CIA

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Being a History and Intelligence buff, I found this article fascinating.

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Espionage Files: The CIA and A Turkish Coup

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THE CIA AND A TURKISH COUP

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All you fellow Intel Historians will enjoy this article.

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