The Counterintelligence Chronology

Spying by and Against the United States from the 1700s through 2014


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About the Book

Spying in the United States began during the Revolutionary War, with George Washington as the first director of American intelligence and Benedict Arnold as the first turncoat. The history of American espionage is full of intrigue, failures and triumphs—and motives honorable and corrupt. Several notorious spies became household names—Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, the Walkers, the Rosenbergs—and were the subjects of major motion pictures and television series. Many others have received less attention.
This book summarizes hundreds of cases of espionage for and against U.S. interests and offers suggestions for further reading. Milestones in the history of American counterintelligence are noted. Charts describe the motivations of traitors, American targets of foreign intelligence services and American traitors and their foreign handlers. A former member of the U.S. intelligence community, the author discusses trends in intelligence gathering and what the future may hold. An annotated bibliography is provided, written by Hayden Peake, curator of the Historical Intelligence Collection of the Central Intelligence Agency.

About the Author(s)

Edward Mickolus teaches at the University of North Florida, is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School in Washington, D.C. and is the president of Vinyard Software, Inc., which publishes datasets on international terrorism. A 33-year veteran of the US Central Intelligence Agency, he is the author of 35 books, including a series of multi-volume chronologies and biographies on international terrorism.

Bibliographic Details

Edward Mickolus
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6251-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2240-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction 1
The Chronology 15
A. Alleged American Spies 173
B. Alleged Foreign Spies 178
A Guide to the Literature of Counterintelligence:
From Pickle the Spy to the Conficker Worm 181
Further Reading 205
Index 223

Book Reviews & Awards

“exhaustively detailed and thoroughly researched…recommended”—ARBA; “provides a one-stop guide for use of reference for brief case synopses regarding espionage. This chronology shows us that, time and again, American enemies do not give up after a spy or two is captured, but continue their activities against American interests”—ProtoView.