Spies for Hire
Tim Shorrock wrote Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing by Simon and Schuster.
Tim Shorrock talked about the privatization of U.S. intelligence and the outsourcing of intelligence officers. He said that the majority of spies used by the U.S. were private contractors. He talked about the intelligence officers who left the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to work in private firms for a significantly higher salary. He spoke about the implications of for-profit entities gaining authority over intelligence actions.
People in this video
John Feffer Co-Director Foreign Policy in Focus
Tim Shorrock Author
- Institute for Policy StudiesInstitute for Policy Studies
The CIA and U.S. Intelligence
Panelists talked about the state of U.S. intelligence and how intelligence-gathering will shape American foreign policy…
Shane Harris on CIA Intelligence Information
Shane Harris spoke about his piece in National Journal titled "The Survivor", which looks at the release of the…
Central Intelligence Agency Director Reaction
John Negroponte spoke to the press about the nomination of General Michael Hayden to be the new director of the Central…
Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA
Susan Hasler, a former counter terrorism analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), talked about her novel Intelligence.…