By Michael J. Sulick
What’s your secret?
American Spies offers the beautiful histories of greater than 40 americans who spied opposed to their state prior to now six a long time. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA’s clandestine provider, illustrates via those stories—some standard, others less good known—the universal threads within the secret agent situations and the evolution of yank attitudes towards espionage because the onset of the chilly struggle. After highlighting the bills of many that have spied for standard adversaries comparable to Russian and chinese language intelligence providers, Sulick exhibits how undercover agent hunters this day confront a miles broader spectrum of threats not just from adverse states but additionally substate teams, together with these carrying out cyberespionage.
Sulick unearths six primary components of espionage in those tales: the motivations that drove them to secret agent; their entry and the secrets and techniques they betrayed; their tradecraft, i.e., the strategies of concealing their espionage; their publicity; their punishment; and, ultimately, the wear and tear they inflicted on America’s nationwide security.
The booklet is the sequel to Sulick’s well known Spying in the USA: Espionage from the progressive battle to the sunrise of the chilly War. jointly they function a easy advent to figuring out 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 protection wishes and our dedication to the maintenance 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