Chris Simmons created HUMAN CHESS after a long and distinguished career with the US Army and the Defense Intelligence Agency. A badge-carrying Special Agent and student of human nature, he learned how to combine behavior analysis, body language, psychology, and statement profiling to understand, predict and shape the actions of others.
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Chris Simmons

Is an internationally renowned authority on espionage issues, especially Cuba’s world-class intelligence services. An Army paratrooper turned master spy-catcher and terrorist hunter, he is:
  • One of America’s most successful spy-catchers, having destroyed or crippled the careers of over 80 spies, including Ana Belen Montes, Dr. Alberto Coll, and 14 Cuban spies serving under diplomatic cover.
  • A highly decorated four-time war veteran (Grenada, Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan), his interrogation operations were so feared by Al Qaeda that his interviewing center earned the nicknames, “The Cemetery” and “The Devil’s Den.”
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Human Chess

Feeling Younger May Help Memory as We Age

Younger Self-Image May Help Preserve Cognitive Function as People Get Older By Ann Lukts, Wall Street Journal Feeling younger than one’s real age could help to preserve memory and cognitive function as people get older, says a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The study comes as recent research […]

Cuba Confidential

Baltimore Sun Commentary: Maryland Delegation Should Petition for Release of Cuban Five

By Kurt L. Schmoke In 1999, I accompanied the Baltimore Orioles on their historic trip to Havana, Cuba. This marked the first time since 1959 that a Major League Baseball team played in Cuba. Many of us hoped that a baseball game involving teams from the United States and Cuba might be a precursor to […]