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The U.S. is, so far as I know, the only nation which places such extensive reliance on the polygraph. It has gotten us into a lot of trouble. Aldrich Ames#Extensive 68
Aldrich Ames#Extensive 68
Perhaps my information hurt the Soviet Union more than it helped. I have no idea. It was not something I ever discussed with the KGB officers that I was dealing with. Aldrich Ames#Dealing 66
Aldrich Ames#Dealing 66
An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product. Aldrich Ames#Collector 66
Aldrich Ames#Collector 66
In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy. Aldrich Ames#Intelligence 63
Aldrich Ames#Intelligence 63
When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had gone much more into the service of a political tendency in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement. Aldrich Ames#Agency 63
Aldrich Ames#Agency 63
We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn't support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap. Aldrich Ames#Intelligence 62
Aldrich Ames#Intelligence 62
I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment. Aldrich Ames#Agents 60
Aldrich Ames#Agents 60
I came into the Agency with a set of ideas and attitudes that were quite typical of people coming into the Agency at that time. You could call it liberal anti-communism. Aldrich Ames#Agency 57
Aldrich Ames#Agency 57
Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust. Aldrich Ames#Trust 56
Aldrich Ames#Trust 56
I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us. Aldrich Ames#Agents 54
Aldrich Ames#Agents 54
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