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Now it can be told: The CIA-related history of a Washington canoeing club

Now it can be told: The CIA-related history of a Washington canoeing club

Several CIA employees used to commute from Maryland to the CIA headquarters in Virginia by paddling across the Potomac. I used to do a lot of whitewater kayaking on the Potomac River, so I knew about this 20 years ago, but it was told to me off the record. Now the CIA has released an article about it.

Here’s the best sentence: "In spider season the first canoeist up the hill carries a branch which he waves in front of him. I am constantly reminded of the ‘simba’ rebels at the height of the Congo crisis who waved palm fronds to ward off bullets."