Operation Acoustic Kitty: The CIA's Would-Be Cat Spy

By Alexis Madrigal

May 9, 2013

You see, cats are sly and unpredictable. They can slip unnoticed from place to place, watching, listening, wryly judging, surveilling.

So, why wouldn't the Central Intelligence Agency stick a microphone in a cat's ear and embed a radio transmitter in her body? Oh, but they would! In an excerpt from her new book published at Popular Science, Emily Anthes describes the mid-century attempt to create a feline operative, Operation Acoustic Kitty

Read the memo and the rest of the story at The Atlantic.

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By Alexis Madrigal

May 9, 2013

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