By Michael J. Sulick
What’s your secret?
American Spies offers the lovely histories of greater than 40 american citizens who spied opposed to their nation in the past six many years. 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 instances and the evolution of yank attitudes towards espionage because the onset of the chilly warfare. After highlighting the bills of many that have spied for standard adversaries corresponding to Russian and chinese language intelligence companies, Sulick exhibits how undercover agent hunters this day confront a much broader spectrum of threats not just from adverse states but in addition substate teams, together with these engaging in 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 publication is the sequel to Sulick’s renowned Spying in the USA: Espionage from the innovative battle to the sunrise of the chilly War. jointly they function a easy creation to figuring out America’s vulnerability to espionage, which has oscillated among peacetime complacency and wartime vigilance, and remains to be formed by way of the inherent clash among our nation’s defense 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