Culper Ring At the peak of the American Revolutionary War, in 1778, a spy organization known as the Culper Ring was formed to gain information on British intelligence by sending in reliable informants who would report back to the Americans. The organization was founded by Benjamin Tallmadge under the orders of the first president, George Washington, himself. Tallmadge began to recruit others who he believed were trustworthy, such as Abraham Woodhull, Caleb Brewster, and a few others.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a spy? Although at times it may sound fascinating, to have an intimidating job as such, could be quite overwhelming for some, but not for Edward Lee Howard, America’s Most Wanted Spy. The events that transpired as a result of Howard’s actions will leave many speechless. David Wise’s non-fictional book, The Spy Who Got Away, is one that has been widely publicized and read by numerous people as it contains several striking matters regarding national security. This true story recounts the actions of a disgruntled former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy, and how in 1986 he became a traitor, making him the first agent to defect to the Soviet Union.
Does the secret society of the past still exist? Many seem to believe the Illuminati is still around to this day. The big question is, who is the Illuminati and where did they emerged from? Many conspirators say the Freemasons have a lot influence on them and their actions. Although it is still considered a conspiracy, the Illuminati, one of the most secretive societies do in fact exist.
Soviet Intelligence was interested in incorporating American journalists into their espionage network because they offered various talents that could aid the Soviets in gathering information such as, their access to resources not available to the Soviets, their ability to gather new recruits, and their skill to not draw attention to their work. Haynes, Klehr, and Vassiliev created Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (2009) to exemplify the history of the KGB in America and the USSR’s reasons for needing American agents. Because the Americans offered so many outlets to gather information, the Soviets sought them out in order to gain a competitive advantage over a world that wanted to prevent the spread of communism. The journalists had access to information that was unattainable to
In early June of 2013, the world was shocked with the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history. The person who is responsible for the massive leak on global surveillance programs was Edward Snowden a ex-CIA and former contractor for the NSA. Through line of his action on releasing classified information was it justified and should he be consider as a whistle-bower or traitor? Some many consider Snowden as a traitor since he broke the law and harmed U.S. national security, but I see him as a hero because for showing us all the government abusive power and wrong doing, also letting the public know what it is going on behind close door of the U.S. government.
The John Birch Society is without a doubt, one of the most bizarre groups in modern American history. Founded in 1958, by American businessman Robert Welch, the society was radical anti-communist group that believed that The United States was under threat, both externally and internally. The Birch Society would go on to propagate many extreme conspiracy theories, such as claiming that President Eisenhower was a member of a secret communist plot. Yet, as D.J Mulloy argues in his book, The World of the John Birch Society, “they had played an essential role in the revitalization of conservatism,” and made “a significant and lasting contribution to America’s Cold War and conspiracy cultures.” In the book, he seeks to examine the society’s worldview,
On the other hand, Smiley’s double agent personality aspect is what makes him the best investigator, as he is both an experienced spy yet switches sides to become an investigator. The theme of duplication does not fail in developing the plot as both Smiley and the readers struggle to identify who the double-dealing agent is. Concisely, the novel “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is filled with instances of duplicity, highlighting the deeply rooted issues surrounding espionage and how spies can hide behind specific identities and doubles to prevent detection in the complex game of international espionage. As such, this novel is not only about espionage but also about secrets and changing identities by spies to serve the interests of their agencies under the cover of loyalty in another
card(Dickens 287)” The symbolism of the card game in A Tale of Two Cities is to show the information that a person may have towards a person of the other country. In my quote, John Barsad, a part of the republican French government, has a card that he can play against the English government. He got this information because he was a part of the English, working as a spy.
1: Paul Revere was a goldsmith, but was also a jack of all trades. Throughout his life he worked as a goldsmith, an engraver, a dentist, and as a spy, “In the year before the Revolution, Revere gathered intelligence by “watching the Movements of British Soldiers,” as he wrote in a 1798 account of his ride.” “Paul Revere Biography” He also was a well-known courier and informant, and often had part in some of the biggest events in history, “As a member of the North Caucus, Revere took part in meetings that planned the destruction of East India Company Tea in December 1773. The next day, he spread the word of the Boston Tea Party to New York and Philadelphia.”
Critics are still arguing that such “powerful” Bill had to be debated and deliberated. Secondly, it is also considered that Patriot Act violates the constitutional civil liberties of the United States, especially: right to privacy, freedom from unreasonable searches, conducting wiretaps, using NSLs, search the private property without any notification and detain a material witness or a suspect with no access to lawyer. There are many evidences when the law was used inappropriate towards non-terrorist criminals. New York Times writes: “The Bush administration, which calls the USA Patriot Act perhaps its most essential tool in fighting terrorists, has begun using the law with increasing frequency in many criminal investigations that have little or no connection to terrorism.”
Spying is a big deal during the Revolutionary War. If either side catches another side’s spy, they would hang the spy (spies were both female and male),so the spies have to very careful during the Revolutionary War to not get killed. A great spy during the Revolutionary War was James Armistead. He was qaa slave working for William Armistead. He convinced his master to let him join the army as a spy when General Lafayette came to the town.
Their agency is young and relatively simple in terms of what drove its evolution. One of the key factors were the statutes passed that directly related to its tasks. The NSC Intelligence Directive No. 9 was revised on October 24, 1952 (Howe 11). The Secretary of Defense had issued this change and thus created the NSA. It was formally named so on November 4, 1952 (Howe 11).
“I had orders to report to Brigadier General Lindsey, and he said to me, Well , York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army. And I told him I only had 132.” ~ Alvin C. York. This quote shows how brave Alvin C. York was and how he became a hero.
The conflict of the story allows people easily identify the theme. An example of this is “ ‘ And I’ve been thinking, ‘ said Braling Two, ‘ how nice it is in Rio and how I’ll never get there and I’ve thought about it and your wife and- I think we could be very happy together,’ “ (Bradbury 162). This quote is leading up to when Braling Two errantly throws Braling into a toolbox, locks it and throws away the key so the robot can live Braling’s life.