After Words with Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov
Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov talked about the post-Cold War world of Russian and American espionage. Mr. Earley is the author… read more
Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov talked about the post-Cold War world of Russian and American espionage. Mr. Earley is the author of Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia’s Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War, published by Putnam. Sergei Tretyakov, who was “Comrade J,” oversaw Russian spy operations against the United States from 1995 to 2000, but was also a double agent employed by the FBI. The guest interviewer was Peter Earnest, executive director of the International Spy Museum.
Pete Earley is the author of eight books, including Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring; Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness; and The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison. Mr. Earley was formerly a reporter for The Washington Post.
Sergei Tretyakov led Russian spy operations against the United States for the SVR, successor of the KGB, from 1995 to 2000. During his tenure he also served as a double agent for the FBI. Mr. Tretyakov defected to the United States in 2000.
Peter Earnest is the executive director of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Mr. Earnest formerly had a thirty-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which included twenty years in Clandestine Service. Peter Earnest was awarded the CIA’s Medal of Merit for “superior performance” during his career. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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