Has the CIA or KGB or other intelligence agencies ever used child assassins?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 17, 2020 05:16 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 17, 2020 05:16 AM

I am no historian of the CIA or KGB, but I don’t really think that those agencies ever used child assassins. That is something that sounds like out of some fanciful movie. Well, maybe the KGB might have used children in assassination operations, but I am not sure.

From what I heard about the CIA, assassinations aren’t really their cup of tea. Just look up at the hilariously fouled up attempts on Fidel Castro. Unlike what you see in films like the Bourne Identity, the CIA usually does not have operatives that carry out assassinations. Most CIA operations are usually funding coups against regimes that oppose American interests, funding rebel groups and governments that are hostile to American enemies, intelligence gathering (usually information gathered by moles or other sources), (etc.). If the CIA resorts to assassination operations, they usually bribe indigenous entities (like a local rebel group or rouge military officer) or use drones to do the killings for the agency. The idea of a CIA “superspy assassin” is one of pure fiction.

I remember reading that the KGB practiced assassinations a bit. There was even a case when some defector was murdered by a KGB operative with a poisoned tipped umbrella. Although I am not all that knowledgeable about KGB assassination operations, but I strongly doubt that the KGB used child assassins. It just does not sound like an effective tactic that a professional intelligence agency would use.

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