I am Jason Hanson, former CIA officer, security specialist, and expert on safety and survival. AMA!
Hello, Reddit! I’m Jason Hanson, a former CIA officer and founder of the Spy Escape and Evasion school. I use the safety and survival tactics I learned on the job to help civilians protect themselves and their families and covered some of them in my New York Times bestselling book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life.
My new book, Survive Like a Spy, goes deeper into the world of espionage with stories from real CIA operatives engaged in life-threatening missions around the world, and will show you how to use these spy techniques in situations like a kidnapping or a natural disaster.
So, whether you have questions about conducting the perfect surveillance detection route or about whether that episode of The Americans or Homeland is remotely close to what being a spy is actually like, I am here for it. AMA!
EDIT: Thank you guys so much for all of your great questions, I really appreciate it. Please check out my new book because I truly believe it will keep you safer.