Covert intelligence amassing, propaganda, faux information tales, soiled tricks--these instruments of undercover agent craft were used for seven many years through brokers hiding in undeniable sight in Washington's nationwide Press construction. This revealing publication tells the tale of espionage performed by way of either US and international intelligence operatives simply blocks from the White residence. Journalist Steven T. Usdin information how spies for Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, the Soviet Union, and the CIA have operated from the workplaces, corridors, and bars of this recognized press heart to assemble army, political, and advertisement secrets.
As the author's huge learn indicates, efforts to steer American elections by means of overseas governments are not anything new, and WikiLeaks isn't the first antisecrecy staff to offload large amounts of categorised info into the general public area. between different circumstances, the e-book records the paintings of a journalist who created a mystery intelligence association that pronounced on to President Franklin Roosevelt and generations of Soviet spies who operated undercover as TASS newshounds and ran circles round the FBI. the writer additionally finds the $64000 roles performed through reporters within the Cuban missile problem, and offers information regarding a secret agent enthusiastic about the Watergate break-in who had prior spied on Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater for then-President Lyndon Johnson.
Based on interviews with retired CIA, NSA, FBI, and KGB officials, in addition to declassified and leaked intelligence records, this attention-grabbing historic narrative indicates how the worlds of journalism and intelligence occasionally overlap and highlights the moral quandaries that espionage continuously creates.
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