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Caught in the Act!

Session 1 of 4-Session Daytime Course

In Collaboration with the International Spy Museum

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Code: 1M2978A
Brian Regan, 2001 (FBI)

The best operatives never get caught—but some spies and insurgents did. They were people who had big plans, but were stopped in their tracks: caught in the act…rolled up…shut down…and even terminated.

A fascinating 4-part series shares the stories of notable arrests, captures, executions, and expulsions from the 1960s through today. Explore ingenuous entrapments and false-flag operations with the people who developed and used them, as well as experts familiar with these maneuvers. Discover how far-reaching some operations are and the lengths both the good guys and the bad will go to outwit their adversaries.


Catching Che

When Che Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to spread the doctrine of Communism, the United States took notice. As a key thinker and actor in the Cuban Revolution, his plans to inspire insurgency and defeat capitalism on a global scale were viewed as deeply threatening. He was unsuccessful in Africa, but when he headed to Latin America, the U.S. decided to act. Vince Houghton, Spy Museum curator and historian, explains how the CIA used covert action, paramilitary forces, and Cuban exiles to hunt down Guevara and the implications of this operation.

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International Spy Museum
800 F St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown