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SPYCRAFT 101 Justin Black

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Welcome to your clandestine classroom.

    135. General James Wilkinson: American Traitor with Howard Cox

    135. General James Wilkinson: American Traitor with Howard Cox

    Today Justin talks with Howard W. Cox. Howard is a former federal prosecutor, criminal investigator, and senior intelligence service officer. After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, he served as a trial attorney for the U. S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, followed by many other investigative and prosecutorial assignments throughout The federal government, his final position before retiring from federal service was as the assistant inspector general for investigations at CIA. Howard has come on the podcast discuss his general James Wilkinson's betrayal of the young USA and escape from justice. It's the story of the highest ranking federal employee to ever be investigated for espionage. As the commander in chief of the United States Army, Wilkinson served for more than 40 years under America's first four presidents, all while acting as a secret agent for the government of Spain.

    Connect with Howard:
    howardwcox2@gmail.com
    Check out Howard's book, American Traitor, here.

    https://www.amazon.com/American-Traitor-Wilkinsons-Betrayal-Republic/dp/1647123429

    Connect with Spycraft 101:
    Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.
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    IG: @spycraft101
    Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.com
    Patreon: Spycraft 101

    Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.
    Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.


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    134. North Vietnamese and Viet Cong Intelligence with Dr. David Strachan-Morris

    134. North Vietnamese and Viet Cong Intelligence with Dr. David Strachan-Morris

    This week, Justin sits down with Dr. David Strachan-Morris. David is a lecturer in intelligence and security at the University of Leicester, where he runs the M. A . in Intelligence and Security program, as well as being Director of Distance Learning for the School of History, Politics, and International Relations. Before embarking on an academic career, he served in the Intelligence Corps in the British Army and worked at intelligence management roles in the private security industry in Iraq.  Today, David shares his work on the subject of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong intelligence activities during the Vietnam War.

    Connect with David:
    Twitter/X: @DrDavidSM
    LinkedIn: David Strachan-Morris, Ph.D., SFHEA, FISRM, MSecII

    Connect with Spycraft 101:
    Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.
    spycraft101.com
    IG: @spycraft101
    Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.com
    Patreon: Spycraft 101

    Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.
    Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.
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    • 43 min
    133. A Double Agent in the Canadian Mounted Police with Justin Ling

    133. A Double Agent in the Canadian Mounted Police with Justin Ling

    This week's guest is Justin Ling. Justin is an award winning investigative journalist whose work has appeared in Vice, Maclean's Foreign Policy, and The Globe and Mail, among other publications. He's also the author of the book Missing from the Village, which is about Toronto based serial killer Bruce MacArthur and has hosted two seasons of the Uncover Podcast for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Today, Justin dives into a story he wrote in April, 2021 titled "The Rise and Fall of a Double Agent". It's the story of Cameron Ortiz, a senior member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who was arrested after a classified document was found in the possession of a businessman providing encrypted phones to criminal organizations worldwide.

    Connect with Justin:
    substack.com/@justinling

    Connect with Spycraft 101:
    Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.
    spycraft101.com
    IG: @spycraft101
    Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.com
    Patreon: Spycraft 101

    Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.
    Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    132. Noel Field: Stalin's Last American Spy with Kati Marton

    132. Noel Field: Stalin's Last American Spy with Kati Marton

    This week, Justin sits down with Kati Marton. Kati is an author, journalist, and correspondent who has worked with National Public Radio and later ABC News, where she was the Bureau Chief in Germany. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Times of London, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. She has also published nine books and has served as an advocate for human rights all over the world, including as the chair of the International Women's Health Coalition and on the board of directors for the International Rescue Committee.  I invited Kati onto the podcast to discuss the story of Noel Field, a State Department Foreign Service officer and devoted communist ideologue, who was part of a Soviet spy network inside the U.S. government in the years leading up to World War II.  Noel ultimately suffered tremendous consequences for his role as a spy, but not as a result of a trial in the U.S. Instead, despite his unfailing loyalty to the communist party, he spent years in a Hungarian prison as a suspected double agent.

    Connect with Kati:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kati_Marton
    Check out Kati's book, True Believer, here.

    https://www.amazon.com/True-Believer-Stalins-Last-American/dp/1476763763

    Connect with Spycraft 101:
    Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.
    spycraft101.com
    IG: @spycraft101
    Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.com
    Patreon: Spycraft 101

    Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.
    Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.
    Support the show

    • 49 min
    131. A Bombing in Sheridan Circle with Alan McPherson

    131. A Bombing in Sheridan Circle with Alan McPherson

    This week Justin chats with Dr. Alan McPherson. Alan is a historian of U.S. foreign relations at Temple University and the director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. in history from San Francisco State University.  He has also published 11 books and dozens of articles on U. S. foreign relations, particularly regarding Latin America. Today Alan discusses a story which culminates in a bombing in Washington, D.C. in September 1976, which took the lives of two people and wounded a third. The perpetrators were linked to the government of General Augusto Pinochet and to the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Connect with Alan:
    X/Twitter: @AlanMcPherson1
    Check out his book, Ghosts of the Sheridan Circle, here.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Sheridan-Circle-Washington-Assassination-ebook/dp/B07NMVXD24

    Connect with Spycraft 101:
    Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.
    spycraft101.com
    IG: @spycraft101
    Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.com
    Patreon: Spycraft 101

    Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.
    Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 21 min
    130. Nuking the Moon with Vincent Houghton

    130. Nuking the Moon with Vincent Houghton

    Today, Justin sits down with Vince Houghton. Vince is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Balkans. He went on to receive a Master's Degree and PhD in Diplomatic and Military history from the University of Maryland. He spent more than six years as the historian and curator for the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and is now the director of the National Cryptologic Museum located on the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, Maryland. This week Vince discusses Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board.  As you can already surmise from that title, it's a close look at some of the most incredible plans never put into action spanning the 20th century and beyond.

    Connect with Vince:
    Twitter: @IntelHistorian
    Check out Nuking the Moon here.

    https://www.amazon.com/Nuking-Moon-Intelligence-Schemes-Military/dp/0525505172

    Connect with Spycraft 101:
    Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.
    spycraft101.com
    IG: @spycraft101
    Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.com
    Patreon: Spycraft 101

    Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.
    Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.


    Support the show

    • 1 hr 19 min

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