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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.
The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell
Before Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an awkward, unassuming American intelligence agent, Brian Patrick Regan. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, author of The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI’s Hunt for America’s Stolen Secrets, reveals how the FBI rolled up Regan despite his brilliant, multi-layered encryption system to mask his communication with foreign governments and his unusual “document storage” plan.
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International Spy Museum
800 F St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown