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The Handler
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Story Behind The Art
Intelligence operations are supposed to appear simple, and most do. In reality, however, each requires skilled coordination. The Handler plans the operation and supervises everyone involved. He is a puppeteer of sorts, pulling the strings from a distance. In this operation, the handler has arranged a convenient distraction—a beautiful woman. She stands in the doorway, drawing attention to herself and away from the exchange going on in the foreground. Above it all, the shadowy and indistinct handler watches the scene below. In his hands are the strings attached to his players. He pulls them to achieve success, but he is never seen.