One does not think of Arlington, VA as an exotic center of international espionage and intrigue. But this quiet suburban neighbor of the nation’s capital has played an intriguing role — for good and ill — in the modern-day struggle between spy and counter-spy.
Encore Learning and Arlington TV present a talk by Dr. David Robarge, chief historian of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Dr. Robarge’s stories range from that of Arlington Hall, where the Army Signals Intelligence unit cracked parts of the Soviet intelligence code after WWII to James Angleton, whose obsession with a "mole" in the CIA destroyed careers and led to his own downfall, and Aldrich Ames, the most destructive spy in CIA history, whose treason led to the deaths of ten clandestine American sources inside the Soviet Union.
These tales tell of genius and betrayal, dogged detective work and missed opportunities, and intelligence success and failure in Arlington.
Dr. Robarge has also worked in the CIA Counterterrorism Center and in the Directorate of Intelligence as an analyst on Palestine and Iraq. His articles and book reviews have appeared in the CIA’s in-house journal "Studies in Intelligence," "Intelligence and National Security" and the "Journal of Intelligence History." Dr. Robarge holds a Ph.D. in American history from Columb…
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