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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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    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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    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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    Russian Spies

    Mark Stout talked about the latest on the investigation of the June 2010 FBI arrest in the U.S. of Russian spies. In June 2010, FBI agents arrested 10 people of Russian descent on charges…

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    Eisenhower, the CIA, and Cold War Aerial Espionage

    Dino Brugioni talked about President Eisenhower’s secret Cold War efforts to develop intelligence gathering spy planes and satellites. He is a retired senior analyst with the CIA…

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    Book Discussion on The Secret Sentry

    Matthew Aid talked about the history and purpose of the National Security Agency, which, since September 11, 2001, has regularly provided the president with a majority of the information he…

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    A New Cold War: Inside Nuclear Iran

    Panelists talked about how to deal with Iran. After all of the panelists made initial statements they responded to questions from members of the audience.  The panelists were Reza…

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    Book Discussion on Cyber War: What it Is and How to Fight It

    Richard Clarke gives a thumbnail sketch of the history of the Internet and explains why it was developed without security precautions. He then argues that most of the businesses and…

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    Book Discussion on The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State

    The author follows Admiral Poindexter and his desire to increase surveillance to stop terror attacks. According to Harris, the Admiral’s push for increased surveillance began…

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    Cold War Perspectives from the CIA and KGB

    Peter Earnest, retired CIA senior intelligence officer, and Oleg Kalugin, retired major general in the Soviet KGB, shared stories from the Cold War. After each had made remarks, they…

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    Book Discussion on Defend the Realm

    Christopher Andrew talked about his book Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 (Knopf; November 3, 2009). Mr. Andrew was the first independent historian allowed access to the…

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    Book Discussion on Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

    John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr talked about the book they wrote with Alexander Vassiliev, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (Yale University Press; May 26, 2009). Alexander…

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    Iran: Another Intelligence Failure in the Making

    Three authors talked about the threat posed by Iran and whether the U.S. government’s information on Iran is accurate. Robert Baer talked about his book The Devil We Know:…

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    After Words with Frederick Hitz

    Frederick Hitz talked about his book Why Spy?: Espionage in an Age of Uncertainity (Thomas Dunne Books; April 15, 2008). In his book he presents his thoughts on the current state of…

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    Book Discussion on The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War

    The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion is the story of a British intelligence employee Katharine Gun, who leaked documents to the…

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    Book Discussion on Spycraft

    Robert Wallace and Keith Melton, co-authors of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda, talked about the gadgets used by the Central Intelligence…

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    Book Discussion on Illegal Action

    Stella Rimington, the head of Britain’s Security Service (commonly known as MI5) from 1992 to 1996, talks about her latest spy novel (Illegal Action), her experiences at MI5, and the…

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