By Michael J. Sulick
What’s your secret?
American Spies offers the lovely histories of greater than 40 americans who spied opposed to their kingdom up to now six a long time. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA’s clandestine carrier, illustrates via those stories—some widely used, others less good known—the universal threads within the undercover agent circumstances and the evolution of yankee attitudes towards espionage because the onset of the chilly conflict. After highlighting the bills of many that have spied for normal adversaries equivalent to Russian and chinese language intelligence prone, Sulick indicates how secret agent hunters this present day confront a much broader spectrum of threats not just from opposed states but additionally substate teams, together with these undertaking cyberespionage.
Sulick unearths six basic parts of espionage in those tales: the motivations that drove them to undercover agent; their entry and the secrets and techniques they betrayed; their tradecraft, i.e., the concepts of concealing their espionage; their publicity; their punishment; and, eventually, the wear they inflicted on America’s nationwide security.
The ebook is the sequel to Sulick’s renowned Spying in the United States: Espionage from the progressive warfare to the sunrise of the chilly War. jointly they function a easy creation to realizing America’s vulnerability to espionage, which has oscillated among peacetime complacency and wartime vigilance, and remains to be formed via the inherent clash among our nation’s safety wishes and our dedication to the protection of civil liberties.
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American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present by Michael J. Sulick