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Book details
  • Genre:POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SubGenre:Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
  • Language:English
  • Pages:408

State Department Counterintelligence

Leaks, Spies, and Lies

by Robert David Booth

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Overview
State Department Counterintelligence reveals an insider’s account of leaks, spies, and lies and the bureaucratic machinations that accompany them and adversely affect national security. Robert Booth tells the story of his pivotal role in three multiple year counterespionage and numerous unauthorized disclosure investigations including Fidel Castro’s most damaging US citizen spy. “He operated undetected and with impunity for decades before we discovered him. We had been hunting him for years. And now he was about to escape.” With the narrative style of a thriller, Booth lures readers into the real world of counterintelligence.
Description
State Department Counterintelligence reveals an insider’s account of leaks, spies, and lies and the bureaucratic machinations that accompany them and adversely affect national security. Robert Booth tells the story of his pivotal role in three multiple year counterespionage and numerous unauthorized disclosure investigations including Fidel Castro’s most damaging US citizen spy. “He operated undetected and with impunity for decades before we discovered him. We had been hunting him for years. And now he was about to escape.” With the narrative style of a thriller, Booth lures readers into the real world of counterintelligence.
About the author
Robert Booth served as a Special Agent with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security from 1974 to 2002. His overseas assignments included Beijing, Geneva, Tokyo, Haiti, and Paris. He was Deputy Director, Office of Counterintelligence from 1996–2002 and a consultant for the Office of Counterintelligence from 2003–2012. His numerous meritorious service awards include a nomination for the FBI Director’s Group Award and a State Department Group Superior Honor Group Award for his role in the Kendall Myers spy case. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, he is married and has one daughter. He holds a BA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Training Specialist Certificate from Georgetown University. He was a professor with the CI Centre in Washington, DC, from 2003–2012. He currently resides in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he is a guest speaker and audits courses at Dartmouth College.

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