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Barbara H. Colby, wife of controversial CIA spymaster, dies at 94

Barbara Colby once recalled turning on the washing machine to muffle her husband’s conversations. She accompanied him on a road trip in Scandinavia, purportedly to visit castles but in fact so that he could supply anti-communist operatives with radio devices hidden in the car’s trunk. In Saigon, she protected her young children during a coup mounted against their neighbor, President Ngo Dinh Diem.