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Vintage CIA Training Videos Teach You To Stalk Like A Pro
Jalopnik ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jason Torchinsky

Posted on 05/30/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Vintage CIA Training Videos Teach You To Stalk Like A Pro

CIA Car Chase

It's well known that the Jalopnik demographic is pretty much equally split between car enthusiasts and chronic stalkers. Today, thanks to our friends at Autominded, we have something that will make everyone happy.

It's easy to forget that car following and trailing is a dying art. Thanks to easy-to-hide GPS tracking devices, this sort of skill is likely to vanish, like knowing how to make jodhpurs from a couple gophers or something. These videos, CIA-branded but shot in Britain and staffed with all British actors, both of the human and car variety (perhaps an MI-6 collaboration) give some great, basic instruction on car-following. The key seems to be, of course, don't let the mark see you. According to the CIA way, the best way to accomplish that is to work in a team, in this case of three cars. There's lots of map-reading involved, extrapolating most likely exit routes of your target, and constant radio communication between the pursuing cars.

The good news is today we have many advantages, since almost all of us owns a small handheld device with both a constantly-updating map and a 2-way radio. The trick is convincing several stalker-minded friends to help you out, but I guess that's what Craigslist is for. Even with nice, creepy dedicated stalker pals and 21st-century equipment, there's still some fundamental rules to effective, undetectable car following, and it's great we have such resources available, especially if you're just working with what you learned from watching Jack Nicholson smash that taillight in Chinatown.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Education; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: carchase; cars; cheesy; cia; espionage; government; nationalsecurity; retro; spy; spyversusspy; stakeout; stalking; trainingvideos

I suppose now ... the spooks are probably just using kids' video games to train their officers in vehicular espionage tactics.

1 posted on 05/30/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 05/30/2012 12:58:47 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

GPS is easily spoofed.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: DogByte6RER
BMW Films
The Follow
4 posted on 05/30/2012 1:08:17 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
Reminds me of when I found my fathers internal training manuals, he whooped me good
then burned them all. Old techniques never die just because of electronics.
5 posted on 05/30/2012 1:12:46 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: DogByte6RER
Using a Lamborghini when tailing a suspect is probably not an optimal detection avoidance strategy.

6 posted on 05/30/2012 1:17:27 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: DogByte6RER
Really?
7 posted on 05/30/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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