Did you see the movie Imitation Game? The implications of knowing the truth, but having to hide it were hinted at, but not fully explored.
Having been in Special Operations, I can tell you one common trait of members is paranoia. Who to believe? One of the first things I did after getting a mission tasking, when we were in Isolation, was consider the possibility we were being lied to. Was the mission they were tasking us with the real mission? Or a cover for another mission.
Of course, my wife grows tired of my paranoia, but then I have to point out to her, that her fascination with the mob isn’t that much different. We both like exploring conspiracy theories. Of course, sometimes the truth is boring, but not in this book.