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The Intelligence Cold War in Western Europe: KGB vs. CIA
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Chevy Chase Village Hall
5906 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
David Duberman, a retired senior CIA officer, will discuss two outstanding intelligence operations run by the KGB and the CIA. The KGB operation involved five upper-class Cambridge graduates - the so-called Cambridge 5 - who provided the Soviet Union with a wide range of important intelligence from the 1930s through World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.
The second operation was brilliantly conducted in Moscow during the Cold War by an elite group of CIA operations officers. They managed to meet a highly important source under the eyes of the KGB despite the latter’s unlimited resources and complete control of the operational environment. This operation, until its tragic end, provided invaluable intelligence to the United States.
Mr. Duberman will supplement published accounts of both operations with personal knowledge, which included friendship with several of the officers in Moscow at the time.
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