DIA Podcast on Ana Montes

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) just released a podcast focusing on the Anna Montes case and Dr. David Charney was interviewed for it. Montes was a senior DIA employee who for many years spied for Cuba. The podcast was very professionally done and worth a listen. This time Dr. Charney was paired up with Malcolm…

The Mole and Me

By David Charney This article first appeared on SpyTalk. I’m the psychiatrist who met with turncoat FBI agent Robert Hanssen for a whole year after he went to jail in 2001, sentenced to life for spying for the Russians. For years I’ve specialized in the psychology of so-called insider spies, alongside my day job as a psychiatrist…

The Mind of a Spy

Journalist James Rosen recently produced an excellent piece called, “The Mind of a Spy,” and interviewed Dr. David Charney about Robert Hanssen, the thought process of someone who decides to spy, and the NOIR concept as a potential solution to preventing and stopping espionage. The show aired on Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.   Psychiatrist…

An Off-Ramp on the Road to Hell

By John Alan Irvin Proverbs are passed down over the centuries or millennia because we recognize that they contain a larger truth or a useful lesson. Circumstances change, but the proverbs stay relevant. That’s because they speak to our human nature, which hasn’t changed. As unique as we may be as individuals, as humans we’re…

How to Take Care of an Ex-Spy

An idea to help former/retired Intelligence Community personnel that is along the same lines as the NOIR concept. Excerpts highlighted below; read the full article here. Comment by Dr. David Charney: Finally, a clear-minded statement about a pervasive shortfall within the intelligence community. Caruso’s article parallels my work as a psychiatrist who has studied these…