Arlington is the home to three of the most significant and interrelated episodes in US intelligence history, from World War II to the end of the 20th century.

Join CIA Chief Historian, David Robarge, as he tells three real life stories of espionage and counterintelligence in Arlington: 

  • America’s most important codebreaking achievement at Arlington Hall--decrypting KGB messages sent between Moscow and the US
  • CIA’s most controversial spyhunter, Arlington resident James Angleton, who used that information to hunt Soviet agents,
  • And the CIA's deadliest traitor, Arlington resident Aldrich Ames, who escaped detection for so long because of lax counterintelligence practices brought on by an overreaction to Angleton's molehunting.

Together, they help show why the United States has had such a difficult time tracking down enemy agents and protecting its secrets.

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Registration required. Registrants will be sent the Zoom meeting information by email before the event.

Monday, October 26, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 17 seats available.

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