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Author Bagley, T. H. (Tennent H.), 1925-2014.

Title Spy wars : moles, mysteries, and deadly games / Tennent H. Bagley
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 313 pages)
Contents Part One: A defector like no other. Walk-in -- Getting under way -- A visit to headquarters -- En route -- New job, under clouds -- Bombshell -- Popov's ghost -- Defection -- Impasse. Part Two: Deadly games." Guiding principle" -- Deceiving in wartime -- Postwar games -- Symbiosis: moles and games. Part Three: Hidden moles. Dead drop -- Code clerks -- Connections. Part Four: Confrontation. Crunch time -- Face-off. Part Five: Too hot to handle. Head in the sand -- Lingering debate. Part Six: Late light. Hiding a mole, KGB-style -- The other side of the moon -- Boomerang
Summary In this rapidly paced book, a former CIA chief of counterintelligence breaks open the mysterious case of KGB officer Yuri Nosenko's 1964 defection to the United States. Still a highly controversial chapter in the history of Cold War espionage, the Nosenko affair has inspired debate for more than forty years: was Nosenko a bona fide defector with the real information about Lee Harvey Oswald's stay in Soviet Russia, or was he a KGB loyalist, engaged in a complex game of deception? As supervisor of CIA operations against the KGB at the time, Tennent H. Bagley directly handled Nosenko's case. This insider knowledge, combined with information gleaned from dozens of interviews with former KGB adversaries, places Bagley in a uniquely authoritative position. He guides the reader step by step through the complicated operations surrounding the Nosenko affair and shatters the comfortable version of events the CIA has presented to the public. Bagley unveils not only the KGB's history of merciless and bloody betrayals but also the existence of undiscovered traitors in the American camp. Shining new light on the CIA-KGB spy wars, he invites deeper thinking about the history of espionage and its implications for the intelligence community today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-306) and index
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Subject Bagley, T. H. (Tennent H.), 1925-2014.
Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoń≠ bezopasnosti.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Espionage, American -- Soviet Union.
Intelligence officers -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Intelligence service -- Soviet Union -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006036953
ISBN 0300131364 (electronic bk.)
0300134789 (electronic bk.)
9780300131369 (electronic bk.)
9780300134780 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)