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    Codename Cynthia

    Natalie Zanin talked about Amy Thorpe Pack, the American-born wife of an English diplomat who became a spy for British intelligence. Ms. Zanin said that Ms. Pack, codenamed…

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    Sex and KGB Spies in the 1970s

    Jonna Mendez talked about how Czech husband and wife KGB spies Karl and Hana Koecher used sex to infiltrate the CIA and gather top-secret information. Ms. Mendez said that one…

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    Book Discussion on Double Agent

    Peter Duffy talked about his book, Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring, in which he recounts the life of William Sebold, the…

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    Soviet Atomic Spies in America

    Vince Houghton talked about Soviet spies who infiltrated U.S. atomic bomb research and how this may have led to the development of the Soviet atomic bomb. The International Spy Museum and…

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    Book Discussion on Agent Storm

    Morten Storm talked about his book, Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, in which he discusses his experiences as a member of al Qaeda and his later life as a double agent…

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    Book Discussion on Spies, Patriots, and Traitors

    Kenneth Daigler talked about his book, Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, in which he looks at U.S. intelligence during the Revolutionary War and…

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    Book Discussion on The Good Spy

    Kai Bird talked about his book, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, in which he chronicles the life and career of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Robert…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 2

    Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum delivered the second part of a two-part talk about African American intelligence and espionage efforts on behalf of the…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1

    Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and…

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    Investigation of Robert Hanssen

    Former FBI Agent Mike Rochford, author David Wise, and psychiatrist David Charney talked about the career of Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent who spied for the Soviet Union and subsequently…

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    James Bond as an American Hero

    Indiana University South Bend history professor Jonathan Nashel talked about how James Bond’s character is more American than British. Mr. Nashel spoke about the ways that…

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    Book Discussion on Argo

    Antonio Mendez spoke about the Iranian hostage crisis and a secret operation to save Americans in Iran during the turmoil in which he took a role as a Hollywood producer scouting out…

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    9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate

    A debate was held on conspiracy theories, specifically the truth behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The participants were Jonathan Kay, author of Among the Truthers: A…

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    Ernest Hemingway as a World War II Spy

    Military and intelligence historian Nicholas Reynolds talked about the services of World War I veteran and author Ernest Hemingway and other family members as spies for the United States…

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    Espionage, Counterintelligence, and Security

    David Major, a retired Reagan administration counterintelligence adviser, gave a 2011 retrospective of intelligence gathering successes and failures worldwide. He also talked about how…

    915 views
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    Book Discussion on Mastermind

    Richard Miniter talked about his biography of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed at the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. He contends that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was the brains behind al Qaeda’s…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing Shadows

    Fred Burton, former deputy chief of the Counterterrorism Division of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, talked about the assassination of his neighbor, Israeli…

    597 views
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    Book Discussion on Wild Bill Donovan

    Douglas Waller, former correspondent for Time and Newsweek, recounts the life of William “Wild Bill” Donovan, often thought of as the father of the Central Intelligence Agency…

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    Spies of the Civil Rights Movement

    Rick Bowers talked about his book Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement. The book is about the extensive domestic…

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    Civil War Espionage

    A panel discussion was held on the use of espionage during the Civil War by both the North and the South. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the…

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