Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad: How to Be a Counterintelligence Officer

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Originally published in 1987, Thwarting Enemies of Home and Abroad is a unique Primer that teaches the principles, strategy, and tradecraft of counterintelligence(CI). As William R. Johnson explains, CI is the art of actively protecting secrets but also aggressively thwarting, penetrating, and deceiving hostile intelligence organizations to neutralize or even manipulate their operations.
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Originally published in 1987, Thwarting Enemies of Home and Abroad is a unique Primer that teaches the principles, strategy, and tradecraft of counterintelligence(CI). As William R. Johnson explains, CI is the art of actively protecting secrets but also aggressively thwarting, penetrating, and deceiving hostile intelligence organizations to neutralize or even manipulate their operations.
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William R. Johnson worked in U.S. Army intelligence in World War II. He went on to serve in various positions around the world with the CIA, including head of the Agency's Far East counterintelligence operations and Saigon base chief, until his retirement in 1977, when he and his wife Pat returned to Colorado. Mr. Johnson died in 2005.

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Table of Contents

Publisher's Note ix

Foreword William Hood x

Introduction xiii

1 What Is Couterintelligence? 1

2 Who Does into Counterintelligence, and Why? 4

What Is Peculiar about CI Officers? 5

CI Traits: Do You Have Them? 7

3 Conflicting Goals: Law Enforcement versus Mainpulation 13

Cops with a CI Job 14

Spymasters with a CI job 15

Cops and Spymasters, Mingle and Merge! 16

4 The Support Apparatus 20

The Roof and the Walls 20

Surveillance Teams 21

The Bug and Tap Shop 21

Safe Houses 22

The Forgery Shop 23

Vehicles 24

Photography 25

Drops: Live, Dead, Phone 27

Flaps and Seals, Microdot, Secret Ink 30

Weapons 30

Looks, Keys and Burglary 32

Disguises 33

5 Interrogation: How It Really Works 34

The Myth of Torture 34

The Compleat Interrogator 35

Pressure 36

The Schmidt Story 39

When the Tricks Don't Work 42

The Breaking Point 45

6 How to Manage the Polygraph 46

What the Polygraph Is 47

How the Polygraph Works 48

Why Do You React to the Polygraph? 50

What Your Reactions Mean 51

Known Lies and Surprise Question 55

When the Polygraph Works as a Lie Detector 57

When the Polygraph Does Not work 58

Can you Beat the Polygraph? 59

What the Polygraph Is Used For 60

How the Polygraph Is Misused 64

7 How to Manage Physical Surveillance 66

Local Conditions 66

Cover 69

Compartmentation 70

Communications 71

Vehicles 76

Cameras and Audio Gear 77

Weapons 78

The Half-Life of a Surveillance Team 78

8 How to Manage Technical Surveillance 81

Remember the Support Function 83

Know Your Technicians 83

Telephone Taps 84

Hidden Microphones 86

Photography through the Keyhole 88

Mail Intercept89

Collatin the Information 89

9 Double Agents: What They Are Good For 91

Contact with the Enemy 92

he Playback Double: The Case of Janos Szmolka 93

Dangles-Controlled and Freelance 98

Levels of Contact with the Enemy 99

Allocation of resources 101

10 Double Agents: How to Get and Maintain a stable 102

Assessing Your Opponents 103

Collating Leads 108

Playbacks 109

11 Double Agents: Feeding and Care 115

Emotional Dependence 115

Physical Dependence 117

Testing 120

Termination

Double Agents: Passing, Information to the Enemy 126

The Doctrine of Layers 127

Passing the Enemy's Tests 128

Balancing Cost against Gain 128

The Bureaucratic Problem 130

The Build-Up Library 131

The Use of Collateral 133

13 Moles in the Enemy's Garden: Your Best Weapon 135

Strategic Planning 136

How to Get Penetrations 139

Arranging the Furniture 141

Research and Targeting 143

Planting the Seed 144

Motive: Is Ideology Dead? 145

Who Is in Charge? 148

Weaknesses 149

Michal Goleniewski 150

Training or Indoctrination? 151

Evacuation 152

14 Defectors: Your Second-Best Weapon 154

Inducement 156

Echelons of Handling 156

Be Prepared 159

Resettlement 162

15 Using "Friendly" Services, Foreign and Domestic 165

The Reasons for Liaison 166

How Liaison Works in Practice 168

Cooperation versus Competition 171

Liaison and Penetration 172

16 How to Manage Files 175

Chronological Files 175

Indexing by Name 177

Case Files 179

Dossiers and P-Files 180

Dossiers Numbers 182

Dossiers and Pivacy 183

17 The Collation of Counterintelligence 185

What Is Collation? 186

Categories for Collation 187

Using Computers 193

18 The Big Game: Deception 196

The Tools of Deception 198

The Practical Limits 204

The Rule of Unwitting Tools 207

The Secret Body Needs a Bodyguard of Lies 208

About the Author 209

Index 211

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