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Counterintelligence: Monica Witt

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.

Monica Witt

Monica Elfriede Witt is a former U.S. Air Force Intelligence specialist who was charged with espionage on behalf of Iran.  She was accused of espionage and the conspiracy to commit espionage.  On February 8, 2019 a grand jury indicted Witt, charging her with Conspiracy to Deliver National Defense Information to Representatives of a Foreign Government and Delivering National Defense Information to Representatives of a Foreign Government, specifically the Government of Iran.  An arrest warrant was issued for her arrest.  Witt is to believed to reside in Iran, and is considered a fugitive.


Video-- Former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist Charged with Spying for Iran

Report: Former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist Monica Witt has been indicted for espionage

Video-- Ex-Counterintelligence Agent Charged with Espionage on Behalf of Iran

Report: Monica Witt defected to Iran in 2013 and is accused of assisting Iranian intelligence in targeting her former fellow agents in the U.S. intelligence community


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