By Michael J. Sulick
What’s your secret?
American Spies offers the beautiful histories of greater than 40 americans who spied opposed to their nation in the past six a long time. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA’s clandestine carrier, illustrates via those stories—some typical, others less good known—the universal threads within the secret agent instances 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 standard adversaries akin to Russian and chinese language intelligence prone, Sulick indicates how secret agent hunters at the present time confront a miles broader spectrum of threats not just from adversarial states but in addition substate teams, together with these carrying out cyberespionage.
Sulick unearths six primary 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 recommendations 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 innovative battle to the sunrise of the chilly War. jointly they function a uncomplicated advent to realizing America’s vulnerability to espionage, which has oscillated among peacetime complacency and wartime vigilance, and is still formed via the inherent clash among our nation’s safety wishes and our dedication to the upkeep 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