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Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

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Program #16126RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
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Linda from Bedford, PA Number of programs attended: 54
Date attended: 03/05/15 - 03/09/15
If you are interested in the intelligence of our government, this is the program for you. It is extremely informative. The accommodations are very comfortable and the group is rather small so field trips were easy. The Spy Museum is wonderful.

Ralph from Bedford, TX Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/03/14 - 09/07/14
This program was one that will open your eyes to an inner sanctum of government that you rarely hear about!

Deborah from Bedford, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/03/14 - 09/07/14
This program will exceed your expectations! The learning curve is high and the speakers are so knowledgeable as it is THEIR world we enter. Never a dull moment and quite a few thought provoking moments. GO!!!

Ronald from Center Barnstead, NH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/03/14 - 09/07/14
This was an excellent program. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable, credible and witty. Our leader and his wife were extremely welcoming and did everything possible to make it a great program. There were 33 persons in the group - just right!

Rita Kay from Bartlesville, OK Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/07/13 - 11/10/13
Fascinating subject. Knowledgeable instructors helped us to see how important lie detectors were to various services, how photos from planes showed the missiles in Cuba, how people are recruited to spy for another ideology. Of course, the other participants add to the program because of their various backgrounds and knowledge.

Sandra from Barrington, RI Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 11/07/13 - 11/10/13
An opportunity to meet an entirely different side of Washington DC based in an outstanding area of the city. Learn the imperative intertwining of diplomacy and espionage, particularly interesting to those who have already done programs co-sponsored by Amer Foreign Service Asso. Visit the Nat'l Cryptology Museum - in a surprising location - and receive an all day pass for the Nat'l Spy Museum located in close proximity to many other museums as well. And receive an engrossing reading list!

Sally from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 11/07/13 - 11/10/13
This was an excellent program with a good balance between presenters & museum visits & an afternoon of free time. Time-wise this is, basically, a 3 day program, so much must be presented in a short period of time. The presenters all had personal experience with their agencies & knew their material well, presenting vignettes to keep it from being dry. The two Museums were very informative & different from each other which added to the experience. Hotel accommodations, & restaurants were good considering they are for group travel. On a scale of 1-5 I give this one a 4 .

Gladys from San Rafael, CA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 11/07/13 - 11/10/13
A visit to Washington DC is always interesting. This was a great way to see a part of DC I had not seen before. The Spies and Lies program was interesting considering all that is being said about NSA. Everyone should remember that secret documents/information is held for 50 yeas before being revealed, so Mr. Snowden was not a subject of discussion. However, it was still revealed a lot about what the USA does in the way of convert action.

Judy from N Saint Paul, MN Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/19/13 - 09/22/13
As always, excellent learning experience. "Most bang for your buck"---thank you for consistent expectations.

Marsha from Henderson, NV Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/19/13 - 09/22/13
it was a wonderful program.

Constance from Slippery Rock, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/13/13 - 06/16/13
A very interesting program. Good balance of lectures and field trips!

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