Information vital to the defense of the U.S. has fallen into the hands of an enemy power. With no hope of retrieving it, the IMF stages an elaborate plot to try to make the foreign ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Cinnamon Carter (credit only)
Willy Armitage
Roger Toland
Colonel Valentin Yetkoff
Susan Buchanan
Donald Randolph ...
Everett Buchanan (as Don Randolph)
Dr. David Walters
Allen Bleiweiss ...


Information vital to the defense of the U.S. has fallen into the hands of an enemy power. With no hope of retrieving it, the IMF stages an elaborate plot to try to make the foreign country's diplomats believe that the information is true -- hoping that if they discover that the U.S. is behind this plan, this knowledge will ironically cause them to disbelieve the information. Written by aldanoli

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1 December 1968 (USA)  »

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The payoff money is given out in $1,000 bills. Assuming that the events are contemporaneous with the air date, this was about six months before all bills greater than $100 were withdrawn from circulation. This was done to foil counterfeiters and to make illegal transactions involving large sums of cash more difficult. See more »


21 minutes into and on: The plot is apparently set in a fictional country in the Eastern Europe. In their head office, the background map on the right is the western part of Japan. See more »


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Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The day before yesterday, information pinpointing the locations of America's four missile control centers was stolen. A Major Barrett and several other enemy agents involved were arrested, but not before the information was delivered to this man, Valentin Yetkoff, military attaché at the Embassy in Washington. As usual, with vital information, it must be verified before it can be acted upon. Yetkoff has given that assignment to Roger Toland,...
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Falsifying A Vital U.S. Information
27 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim Phelps and his team of IMF - Rollin,Cinnamon,Barney and Willy - are going to deal with an information that is vital to the U.S. nuclear control centers in "The Diplomat".

An anti-U.S. country has gotten hold of the information that is vital to the defense systems of the United States.The IMF was given a task to get hold of it.Unfortunately,they could not get hold of the data.Phelps and his team decided to use persuasion in its elaborate plot to allow the diplomats involved in it to conclude that the information that have taken hold is far from the truth.

The mission was cleverly done by the IMF particularly against Gregory Tolan,who was tasked to verify the crucial data about the US nuclear control centers that they have gotten hold of.Since it is both valid and irretrievable,the actions taken by the IMF using Rollin to falsify the information the enemy has taken and Phelps to corroborate the information taken to sell the deception.It maybe not a flashy episode but it was good enough the IMF accomplished its mission intelligently.

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