May 6
Molehunts and the CIA

Aldrich Ames--the CIA traitor whose ability to elude capture for so long represented one of the agency's most spectacular counterintelligence failures.
Today we'll be focusing on a less flattering aspect of CIA history--the molehunt episodes of the 1990s--and how internal spies affected the agency's position in the 1990s.


"An Assessment of the Aldrich H. Ames Espionage Case and Its Implications for U.S. Intelligence"


The Ames Affair--the view from Moscow
The FBI's role in uncovering Ames--a Department of Justice report
CIA inspector general's office--report on Ames affair, and public testimony
DCI Deutsch on the damage from the Ames affair

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