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Counterintelligence: Benedict Arnold

Counterintelligence can be described as activities designed to prevent or thwart spying, intelligence gathering, and sabotage by an enemy or other foreign entity. This guide provides books, articles, reports, websites, and videos on the subject.

Benedict Arnold, American Continental Army

Benedict Arnold was an early American hero of the Revolutionary War who later became one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history after he switched sides and fought for the British.  In 1779, he begun secret negotiations with the British to surrender West Point to them in exchange for money and a command in the British army, but his plot was soon exposed.  Arnold escaped to British lines before he could be arrested, and later died in London June 14, 1801.




Online Resources

Podcast-- Benedict Arnold

Video-- Benedict Arnold

American Revolution Institute.  James Kirby Martin discusses the truths and legends of Benedict Arnold. 2016.

Video-- The Treason of Benedict Arnold

Historian Dennis M. Conrad discusses the treason of Benedict Arnold. 2016.