“The Counterintelligence Chief” – with FBI Assistant Director Alan Kohler
Alan Kohler joins Andrew to discuss the FBI’s counterintelligence division. He is a recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation.
What You’ll Learn
- Counterintelligence vs. Counterespionage
- How the FBI recruit’s foreign agents
- Ideological motivations behind spying
- Effect of technology on counterintelligence
- Staying grounded under pressure
- The value of creativity
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What We Investigate, FBI (n.d.) [webpage]
FAQ’S, FBI (n.d.) [webpage]
US Opens Counterintelligence Investigation into China Every 12 Hours (Dir. Wray), MSNBC (2022) [video]
What We Know About China’s Spy Agency, Bloomberg Originals (2019) [video]
Hollow Nickel/Rudolf Abel, FBI (n.d.) [Article]
NCSC Mission, Vision, and Goals, ODNI (n.d.) [Website]
Counterintelligence: Information gathered, and activities conducted to identify, deceive, exploit, disrupt, or protect against espionage or other intelligence activities
FBI Attaché: a special agent assigned to a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas to liaise with local law enforcement and intelligence agencies. They pursue terrorist, intelligence, and criminal threats with international dimensions.
Occam’s Razor: a rule of thumb theory that states when you are faced with competing explanations for the same phenomenon, the simplest one is probably the correct one. Attributed to William of Ockham, a 14th century English theologian.
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