From the Secret Files of the International Spy Museum™
American Spies: Espionage Against the United States from the Cold War to the Present
Thursday, January 23
Join Michael Sulick, former director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service,
as he discusses his latest book, the second volume in a comprehensive history of spying in the United States.
American Spies tracks great espionage cases from the KGB's placement of "illegals" like Rudolf Abel in the 1950s
all the way through to the 21st century impact of WikiLeaks. Some of the stories are familiar, such as those of
Robert Hanssen and Jonathan Pollard, and others less so—meet Paul Raphael Hall a one-time signalman aboard the USS
Benfold who shared classified movements of the destroyer with terrorist contacts. For more than forty cases, Sulick
describes how they reflect the issues of the day and the motivations that drove these individuals to spy, how they gained
access, the secrets they betrayed, their tradecraft, their exposure and punishment, and the damage they ultimately inflicted
on America's national security.
Members of the Inner Circle: $8