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SpyTalk Review of Books and Movies

SpyTalk Review of Books and Movies

In SpyTalk,  veteran intelligence reporter Jeff Stein reviews a diverse slew of recent books in the realm of espionage and national security. Three recommendations A Hollywood feature on The Trial of the Chicago Seven, coming October 16, starring Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen and Frank Langella, among others, as the colorful anti-Vietnam War defendants, their lawyers and...

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SpyTalk: How Chinese Intelligence Penetrated the CIA

SpyTalk: How Chinese Intelligence Penetrated the CIA

In SpyTalk, a new email newsletter, veteran journalist Jeff Stein leads off with a report on the recent indictment of Alexander Ma, a former CIA officer who allegedly spied for China’s Ministry of State Security, and a relative who allegedly helped him. The secrets the two Ma’s spilled included the identity of five CIA agents,...

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China’s MSS Penetrated CIA, Says Justice Department

China’s MSS Penetrated CIA, Says Justice Department

Russia gets America’s attention but Chinese intelligence gets America’s secrets. A new criminal case shows that Chinese intelligence penetrated the CIA via two former CIA officers. One was Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, who went from being a CIA spy to MSS informant. According to court documents, Ma began working for the CIA in 1982, maintained...