The complex life of a CIA officer is unveiled in this fascinating AMA on Reddit, which reveals an existence that is both terrifying and amusing, but never boring.

Names, places, and timelines are redacted, but that doesn’t lessen the impact of his words, as it’s easy to assume his involvement in a number of covert operations that have shaped our recent history based on the information he can share. His answers are often sprinkled with humor and compassion that you don’t feel from any military mouthpiece.

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