Book Discussion on Odyssey of an Eavesdropper

Martin Kaiser talked about his autobiography, Odyssey of an Eavesdropper: My Life in Electronic Countermeasures and My Battle Against the… read more

Martin Kaiser talked about his autobiography, Odyssey of an Eavesdropper: My Life in Electronic Countermeasures and My Battle Against the FBI, published by Carroll and Graf. The electronic surveillance expert described his career supplying eavesdropping devices to the FBI, CIA, and DEA. After testifying before the National Wiretap Commission in 1975, Martin Kaiser was indicted by the Justice Department on charges of illegal wiretapping and conspiracy. He asserted that as a result of his testimony the FBI began a vendetta against him that damaged his business and triggered an emotional breakdown. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions.

Martin Kaiser is president of Martin L. Kaiser Inc, an electronics company, and served as a technical adviser on the films, The Conversation and Enemy of the State. While he was a senior research technician at RCA Laboratories in the late 1950s, he helped create a new link in the U.S. anti-missile system. close

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Book Discussion on Odyssey of an Eavesdropper

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Jan 29, 2006
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Apr 10, 2006

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  • Jan 29, 2006 | 9:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 10, 2006 | 5:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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