Declassified: Untold Stories Of American Spies

The BEST episodes of Declassified: Untold Stories Of American Spies

Every episode of Declassified: Untold Stories Of American Spies ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Declassified: Untold Stories Of American Spies!

Hosted by former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, also the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, each episode features a newly declassified mission told first-hand by the agents who lived it, providing viewers with unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage. Declassified covers missions set in fascinating locations and time periods from Cold War era Moscow to modern day Iran, from the streets of 1980s Cuba to today’s bustling Beijing. All 16 intelligence agencies from the CIA to the FBI are represented, revealing the unbelievable true stories of America’s covert operations in the United States and around the world.

Last Updated: 9/28/2022Network: CNN
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Hunting War Criminals
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8.40
10 votes

#1 - Hunting War Criminals

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2019

After mass genocide is committed during The Bosnian War, the U.S. and NATO lead an international effort with Joint Special Operations Command to go after one of the most notorious war criminals the world has ever seen.

The Spy Game: Russian Espionage
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8.33
9 votes

#2 - The Spy Game: Russian Espionage

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2019

After a suspicious rise in Russian diplomats visiting the State Department, the FBI works with the Diplomatic Security Service to follow mysterious radio frequencies. The agents soon have a national emergency on their hands when they discover that the Russian government has successfully planted a listening device in the building.

Tracking Terror: The 9/11 Subway Plot
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8.11
9 votes

#3 - Tracking Terror: The 9/11 Subway Plot

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2019

The NSA and FBI work together to thwart an Al-Qaeda terrorist plot to blow up the New York City subway on the Anniversary of 9/11.

The Merchant of Death: Viktor Bout
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8.10
10 votes

#4 - The Merchant of Death: Viktor Bout

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/2019

With the help of an undercover source, the DEA's Special Operation Division launches an international manhunt to capture one of the most prolific Russian arms dealers in the world, Viktor Bout.

Haji Bagcho: The Godfather of Heroin
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8.09
11 votes

#5 - Haji Bagcho: The Godfather of Heroin

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/12/2017

Elite DEA agents hunt down the world's biggest heroin trafficker amidst the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan.

Crack 99: Defense Secrets for Sale
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8.00
16 votes

#6 - Crack 99: Defense Secrets for Sale

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/2/2017

A group of Homeland Security Investigations special agents work together with the elite Defense Criminal Investigative Service to identify and capture a Chinese software pirate who threatens US national security.

Red Storm Rising
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7.92
40 votes

#7 - Red Storm Rising

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/28/2016

Engineer Chi Mak was allegedly leaking Naval secrets to the Chinese government back in 2004 and was pursued by the FBI and NCIS.

The Norte Valle Cartel
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7.86
14 votes

#8 - The Norte Valle Cartel

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2019

In a classic, follow the money investigation, an elite team of unconventional investigators work together to take down one of the most violent and dangerous Colombian cartels of the 1990s, The Norte Valle Cartel.

Hijacked: Terror in the Sky
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7.81
16 votes

#9 - Hijacked: Terror in the Sky

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/5/2017

On November 23, 1985, Egypt Air Flight 648 left Athens, Greece bound for Cairo, Egypt. It would never reach its final destination. This is the story of that ill-fated flight, told firsthand by a passenger lucky enough to survive, a CIA officer who witnessed the event, and the FBI agents tasked with bringing the perpetrator to justice.

The Nicholsons: A Spy and His Son
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7.80
10 votes

#10 - The Nicholsons: A Spy and His Son

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/9/2017

In a story of betrayal against family and country - the FBI and CIA embark on a decade-long effort to catch the highest ranking CIA officer to ever commit espionage and his son, who also joined the spy game.

Zarqawi: The Father of Isis
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7.71
69 votes

#11 - Zarqawi: The Father of Isis

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/3/2016

President George W. Bush and the Joint Special Operations Command prioritize stopping violent Al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi from killing more innocent people.

Cross International: The Billion Dollar Black Market
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7.66
38 votes

#12 - Cross International: The Billion Dollar Black Market

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/14/2016

Investigations begin on an undercover sting operation to stop illegal arms; led by ICE and Homeland Security.

The Taliban's Double Agent
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7.63
40 votes

#13 - The Taliban's Double Agent

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/21/2016

A Taliban double agent was instrumental in securing the release of foreign nationals held hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban.

Trigon: The KGB Chess Game
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7.60
120 votes

#14 - Trigon: The KGB Chess Game

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/19/2016

The CIA recruits Soviet diplomat Aleksandr Ogorodnik, codename TRIGON, to capture intelligence on the Soviet Union during the peak of the Cold War conflict.

Hunting the Order: An American Terrorist Story
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7.58
12 votes

#15 - Hunting the Order: An American Terrorist Story

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/19/2017

In 1984, a young charismatic leader, Bob Mathews, built an army of white supremacists with the goal of eliminating Jewish people from the face of the earth and overthrowing the U.S. government. The group, known as The Order, went on a crime spree- stealing millions and murdering an outspoken Jewish radio host. A group of FBI agents in the pacific northwest works to find and capture one of the largest domestic terrorist syndicates the US has ever seen.

The Terrorists Next Door: Operation Smokescreen
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7.57
14 votes

#16 - The Terrorists Next Door: Operation Smokescreen

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2019

After the FBI discovers a Hezbollah terrorist cell nestled in the suburbs of Charlotte, investigators work to unravel the web of criminal activity to prosecute the first material support for terrorism case in the United States.

Cuba: Traitor on the Inside
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7.53
60 votes

#17 - Cuba: Traitor on the Inside

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/10/2016

The FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency team up to capture DIA Senior Analyst Ana Montes for allegedly passing sensitive intelligence to Cuba.

Operation Firewall: The Takedown of Shadowcrew
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7.50
6 votes

#18 - Operation Firewall: The Takedown of Shadowcrew

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/2019

During the early years of the internet, the United States Secret Service conducts a groundbreaking mission to take down one of the first criminal hacker groups - Shadowcrew.

The Peacock: Merchant of War
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7.43
21 votes

#19 - The Peacock: Merchant of War

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/29/2017

After trying for more than two decades to take down infamous arms trafficker Monzer Al-Kassar, the DEA's elite Special Operations Division devises a way to infiltrate his inner circle with an unprecedented and risky sting operation.

Operation Ghost Stories: The Spies Next Door
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7.42
26 votes

#20 - Operation Ghost Stories: The Spies Next Door

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/22/2017

Deep cover Russian sleeper agents have infiltrated the US and are living seemingly normal "American" lives. To neutralize this threat, the FBI begins one of the largest counter intelligence investigations in its history.

Hexagon: The Secret Satellite
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7.35
46 votes

#21 - Hexagon: The Secret Satellite

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/4/2016

During the Cold War, the U.S. military races against time to recover classified footage from a top secret surveillance satellite that crashed into the Pacific Ocean before it falls into enemy hands.

The Hunt for Saddam
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7.25
75 votes

#22 - The Hunt for Saddam

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/26/2016

The U.S. military makes finding Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein its number one priority before events led to catastrophe.

Buried Secrets, Unbreakable Codes
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7.22
9 votes

#23 - Buried Secrets, Unbreakable Codes

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2019

The FBI works alongside the NRO to stop a potential spy from selling classified secrets to an enemy nation. Soon they discover the spy, has buried the classified secrets all over the east coast and the only way to recover the stolen documents is to decipher a series of elaborate codes.

The Myers: Fidel's Personal Spies
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6.00
8 votes

#24 - The Myers: Fidel's Personal Spies

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/26/2017

After arresting the most notorious Cuban spy of all time, the intelligence community is shocked to learn that classified information is still being transmitted to Cuba. A new investigation focused on The State Department uncovers a husband and wife team engaged in a sophisticated web of espionage.

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