The CIA is using calligraphy as a tool for secret missions, according to a new report from The Hill.
The calligraphic artwork is a vital part of the CIA’s clandestine operations.
In addition to its role in the agency’s clandestine program, it is also used in a wide variety of clandestine operations, such as the National Security Agency’s “black site” prisons and the United States’ rendition and torture of terrorism suspects, the report states.
“The CIA’s calligraphical artworks are integral to the agency and the agency culture,” said former CIA official Richard A. Clarke.
“The calligraphic art, as a symbol of national honor, is an emblem of CIA mission accomplishment and has served as a vehicle to communicate and communicate the mission and mission objectives of the agency.”
The agency’s use of calligraphics in clandestine operations is particularly controversial because of its perceived anti-Semitic connotations, according Clarke.
The report cites a 2013 National Archives report detailing the agencys use of anti-Semitism as a means to promote its secret missions.
Clarke noted that the CIAs calligraphically designed seal on its mission cards has been used by other agencies, such the United Kingdom and Israel, as well as the U.S. government.
“To the extent that the seal and its depiction of the seal were meant to be a symbol for the U, I would argue that it was,” Clarke said.
Clarkel noted that there are no specific rules governing the use of CIAs seal in secret missions and that, “the Agency has always employed the most up-to-date seal design available to it.”
The report also noted that, in recent years, the CIA has been making a concerted effort to modernize its calligraphys.
The agency has also begun using calligraffics for its mission-specific calligraphies.
The Hill spoke to officials from the CIA, the National Archives, the American Institute of Art and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, among others, to learn more about the agency, its use of the calligraphs and its role as a foreign policy tool.
“We are not going to stop using the calligrams,” CIA Deputy Director of Plans Richard Ahern said in a prepared statement.
“They are a vital component of the Agency’s clandestine operation.
They are used to inform the way we do business, communicate, and act in clandestine settings.
They can help us understand the world better, and they can help inform our policies and actions.”