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The spy in Moscow Station : a counterspy's hunt for a deadly Cold War threat

Title
The spy in Moscow Station : a counterspy's hunt for a deadly Cold War threat / Eric Haseltine.
ISBN
9781250301161
1250301165
9781250301154
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice Date
©2019
Physical Description
xix, 264 pages ; 25 cm
Summary
"The thrilling, true story of the race to find a leak in the United States Embassy in Moscow--before more American assets are rounded up and killed. Foreword by Gen. Michael V. Hayden (Retd.), Former Director of NSA & CIA In the late 1970s, the National Security Agency still did not officially exist--those in the know referred to it dryly as the No Such Agency. So why, when NSA engineer Charles Gandy filed for a visa to visit Moscow, did the Russian Foreign Ministry assert with confidence that he was a spy? Outsmarting honey traps and encroaching deep enough into enemy territory to perform complicated technical investigations, Gandy accomplished his mission in Russia, but discovered more than State and CIA wanted him to know. Eric Haseltine's The Spy in Moscow Station tells of a time when--much like today--Russian spycraft had proven itself far beyond the best technology the U.S. had to offer. The perils of American arrogance mixed with bureaucratic infighting left the country unspeakably vulnerable to ultra-sophisticated Russian electronic surveillance and espionage. This is the true story of unorthodox, underdog intelligence officers who fought an uphill battle against their own government to prove that the KGB had pulled off the most devastating penetration of U.S. national security in history. If you think "The Americans" isn't riveting enough, you'll love this toe-curling nonfiction thriller"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 02, 2020
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-255) and index.
Contents
Foreword / by General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Retired)
Our spies are dying
The counterspy
In the belly of the beast
The chimney
Clues to the mystery
Obstacles
Who hates whom
A trip to the Oval Office
Project GUNMAN
A wife in the wrong place at the right time
Behind the green door
Putting the smoke back in the gun
Lessons about the Russians for today.
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