Cold War Linguists: The NSA's Spies of Teufelsberg

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The old US listening station at Teufelsberg, Berlin (Photo: Axel Mauruszat via Wikimedia Commons)

The US once ran a Cold War listening station atop a man-made mountain in West Berlin. For the American linguists who worked at Teufelsberg, it provided a combination of excitement and boredom-- and a great way to avoid serving in Vietnam.