The Ghost in the Machine

By John A. Irvin (Based on comments made during The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies panel discussion “Espionage and Intelligence in the 21st Century.”) World War II, and especially the subsequent Cold War, woke America up to the importance of continuous, institutionalized intelligence collection.  Initially we followed the example of most other nations and focused…

Don’t be an Espionage Pawn

The FBI has recently released two videos about the Glenn Shriver espionage case to alert other college students who are studying abroad to the possibility of being targeted for recruitment by a foreign intelligence service or entity. What are people who are recruited to spy (clandestinely directed by foreign handlers) against the US in for?…

Counterintelligence after Snowden

Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture David Charney, MD attended the recent Second Annual Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC on February 7, 2014. The speaker was William Nolte who talked about the future of counterintelligence following the disclosures by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. He focused on…