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What's your secret?

American Spies presents the stunning histories of more than forty Americans who spied against their country during the past six decades. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA's clandestine service, illustrates through these stories -- some familiar, others much less well known -- the common threads in the spy cases and the evolution of American attitudes toward espionage since the onset of the Cold War. After highlighting the accounts of many who have spied for traditional adversaries such as Russian and Chinese intelligence services, Sulick shows how spy hunters today confront a far broader spectrum of threats not only from hostile states but also substate groups, including those conducting cyberespionage.

Sulick reveals six fundamental elements of espionage in these stories: the motivations that drove them to spy; their access and the secrets they betrayed; their tradecraft, i.e., the techniques of concealing their espionage; their exposure; their punishment; and, finally, the damage they inflicted on America's national security.

The book is the sequel to Sulick's popular Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War. Together they serve as a basic introduction to understanding America's vulnerability to espionage, which has oscillated between peacetime complacency and wartime vigilance, and continues to be shaped by the inherent conflict between our nation's security needs and our commitment to the preservation of civil liberties.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I: The Cold War: 1950–70
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. 1 The KGB Rebuilds
  2. pp. 19-24
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  1. 2 Spies in the Enlisted Ranks
  2. pp. 25-34
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  1. 3 Vietnam and the 1960s
  2. pp. 35-44
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  1. Part II: Decade of Turmoil: The 1970s
  2. pp. 45-46
  1. 4 Espionage and the 1970s
  2. pp. 47-52
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  1. 5 Soviet Science and Technology Espionage
  2. pp. 53-70
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  1. 6 James Angleton and the Spy Hunt in the CIA
  2. pp. 71-84
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  1. Part III: The Decade of the Spy: Soviet Spies of the 1980s
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. 7 Espionage in the 1980s
  2. pp. 87-92
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  1. 8 Evil Spy for the Evil Empire
  2. John Walker
  3. pp. 93-108
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  1. 9 The Spy in the National Security Agency
  2. Ronald Pelton
  3. pp. 109-114
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  1. 10 The Spy in the CIA
  2. Edward Lee Howard
  3. pp. 115-124
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  1. 11 The Spy in the US Marine Corps
  2. Clayton Lonetree
  3. pp. 125-132
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  1. Part IV: The Decade of the Spy: Other Spies of the 1980s
  2. pp. 133-134
  1. 12 The Illegal in the CIA
  2. Karl Koecher
  3. pp. 135-140
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  1. 13 The Army’s John Walker
  2. Clyde Conrad
  3. pp. 141-148
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  1. 14 Spies for East Germany
  2. James Michael Hall and Jeffrey Carney
  3. pp. 149-158
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  1. 15 The Spy for China
  2. Larry Wu-tai Chin
  3. pp. 159-164
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  1. 16 The Spy for Israel
  2. Jonathan Pollard
  3. pp. 165-180
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  1. Part V: Espionage and the New World Order: The 1990s
  2. pp. 181-182
  1. 17 The End of the Cold War and US Counterespionage
  2. pp. 183-188
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  1. 18 Aldrich Ames and His Impact on the CIA
  2. pp. 189-204
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  1. 19 The Spy in the FBI: Robert Hanssen
  2. pp. 205-220
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  1. 20 The Last Vestiges of Cold War Espionage
  2. pp. 221-232
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  1. Part VI: Espionage in the New Millennium
  2. pp. 233-234
  1. 21 New Threats, Old Threats
  2. pp. 235-240
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  1. 22 Chinese Nuclear Espionage and the Wen Ho Lee Case
  2. pp. 241-250
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  1. 23 Spies for China
  2. pp. 251-266
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  1. 24 Spies for Cuba I: Ana Belen Montes
  2. pp. 267-274
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  1. 25 Spies for Cuba II
  2. Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers
  3. pp. 275-282
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  1. 26 Espionage and the War on Terrorism
  2. pp. 283-290
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  1. 27 Cyberespionage
  2. pp. 291-300
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 301-304
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 305-330
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 331-350
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 351-352
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 353-370
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