Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad How to Be a Counterintelligence Officer

ISBN-10: 1589012550

ISBN-13: 9781589012554

Edition: 2009

Authors: William R. Johnson, William Hood, Johnson

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Originally published in 1987, Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad is a unique primer that teaches the principles, strategy, and tradecraft of counterintelligence (CI). CI is often misunderstood and narrowly equated with security and catching spies, which are only part of the picture. As William R. Johnson explains, CI is the art of actively protecting secrets but also aggressively thwarting, penetrating, and deceiving hostile intelligence organizations to neutralize or even manipulate their operations. Johnson, a career CIA intelligence officer, lucidly presents the nuts and bolts of the business of counterintelligence and the characteristics that make a good CI officer. Although written during the late Cold War, this book continues to be useful for intelligence professionals, scholars, and students because the basic principles of CI are largely timeless. General readers will enjoy the lively narrative and detailed descriptions of tradecraft that reveal the real world of intelligence and espionage. A new foreword by former CIA officer and noted author William Hood provides a contemporary perspective on this valuable book and its author.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

After his retirement, Richard Helms lived in Washington, D.C. He died in October 2002. William Hood was born in Maine and entered the military in 1942. After serving in the Armored Force and military intelligence, he volunteered for the Office of Strategic Services; he was at the London headquarters of OSS until 1945, when he joined Allen Dulles in Switzerland. He remained in OSS carryover units until CIA was formed. He served abroad and as chief of station, with responsibilities involving Eastern Europe, the USSR, and Latin America, and was executive officer of the Counterintelligence Staff when he retired from CIA. He has published three novels and a nonfiction book, Mole. He divides his time among New York City, Maine, and East Hampton, New York. From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher's Note
What Is Couterintelligence?
Who Does into Counterintelligence, and Why?
What Is Peculiar about CI Officers?
CI Traits: Do You Have Them?
Conflicting Goals: Law Enforcement versus Mainpulation
Cops with a CI Job
Spymasters with a CI job
Cops and Spymasters, Mingle and Merge!
The Support Apparatus
The Roof and the Walls
Surveillance Teams
The Bug and Tap Shop
Safe Houses
The Forgery Shop
Drops: Live, Dead, Phone
Flaps and Seals, Microdot, Secret Ink
Looks, Keys and Burglary
Interrogation: How It Really Works
The Myth of Torture
The Compleat Interrogator
The Schmidt Story
When the Tricks Don't Work
The Breaking Point
How to Manage the Polygraph
What the Polygraph Is
How the Polygraph Works
Why Do You React to the Polygraph?
What Your Reactions Mean
Known Lies and Surprise Question
When the Polygraph Works as a Lie Detector
When the Polygraph Does Not work
Can you Beat the Polygraph?
What the Polygraph Is Used For
How the Polygraph Is Misused
How to Manage Physical Surveillance
Local Conditions
Cameras and Audio Gear
The Half-Life of a Surveillance Team
How to Manage Technical Surveillance
Remember the Support Function
Know Your Technicians
Telephone Taps
Hidden Microphones
Photography through the Keyhole
Mail Intercept
Collatin the Information
Double Agents: What They Are Good For
Contact with the Enemy
he Playback Double: The Case of Janos Szmolka
Dangles-Controlled and Freelance
Levels of Contact with the Enemy
Allocation of resources
Double Agents: How to Get and Maintain a stable
Assessing Your Opponents
Collating Leads
Double Agents: Feeding and Care
Emotional Dependence
Physical Dependence
Double Agents: Passing, Information to the Enemy
The Doctrine of Layers
Passing the Enemy's Tests
Balancing Cost against Gain
The Bureaucratic Problem
The Build-Up Library
The Use of Collateral
Moles in the Enemy's Garden: Your Best Weapon
Strategic Planning
How to Get Penetrations
Arranging the Furniture
Research and Targeting
Planting the Seed
Motive: Is Ideology Dead?
Who Is in Charge?
Michal Goleniewski
Training or Indoctrination?
Defectors: Your Second-Best Weapon
Echelons of Handling
Be Prepared
Using "Friendly" Services, Foreign and Domestic
The Reasons for Liaison
How Liaison Works in Practice
Cooperation versus Competition
Liaison and Penetration
How to Manage Files
Chronological Files
Indexing by Name
Case Files
Dossiers and P-Files
Dossiers Numbers
Dossiers and Pivacy
The Collation of Counterintelligence
What Is Collation?
Categories for Collation
Using Computers
The Big Game: Deception
The Tools of Deception
The Practical Limits
The Rule of Unwitting Tools
The Secret Body Needs a Bodyguard of Lies
About the Author
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