Aldrich Hazen Ames

Developments from 2000

Materials presented chronologically.

CNN. "CIA Spy Hunter Talks to CNN about Notorious Turncoats." 29 May 2000. [http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/05/29/cia.spy.02/index.html]

In an interview with CNN National Security Correspondent David Ensor, Richard Haver, former executive director of the CIA's Community Management Staff, "talks about his experiences with ... John Anthony Walker; Aldrich Ames,... and Jonathan Pollard." (Includes video clips of interview.)

Wippl, Joseph W. "The CIA and Tolkachev vs. the KGB/SVR and Ames: A Comparison." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 23, no. 4 (Winter 2010-2011): 636-646.

"[T]he CIA was more thorough, imaginative, and humane with Tolkachev, while the KGB/SVR was more dexterous, simple, and compartmented with Ames."

Benjamin B. Fischer, "Readers' Forum: A Dangle or the Real Deal?" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 24, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 422-425, argues [as he had previously in "The Spy Who Came in for the Gold: A Skeptical View of the GTVANQUISH Case," Journal of Intelligence History 8, no. 1 (Summer 2008): 29-34] that Tolkachev "was the perpetrator of a sophisticated KGB hoax." Wippl, "A Dangle? But Why Executed?" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 24, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 426, agrees that anomalies exist in the Tolkachev case but wonders, why, then, was Tolkachev executed?

Fischer, Benjamin B. "Spy Dust and Ghost Surveillance: How the KGB Spooked the CIA and Hid Aldrich Ames in Plain Sight." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 24, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 268-306.

"Ames benefited from CIA bungling, but he also received more than a little help from the Soviets. The KGB has launched a major deception effort to divert, mislead, and confuse the CIA molehunters." In addition, both former CIA and KGB officers "have asserted that there was another mole. Circumstantial evidence ... suggests that someone close to the Ames investigation had provided the KGB with inside information."

Hart, M. Cordell. "Meeting Ames: A CT Classmate's Notes." CIRA Quarterly 40, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 4-7.

Comments on a series of self-initiated meetings with Aldrich Ames at the U.S. Penitentiary Allentown, PA, in 2011.

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