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Counterintelligence: Nicholas Shadrin

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.

Nicholas Shadrin

Nicholas Shadrin was a former Soviet navy officer who defected to the U.S. in 1959, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence.  In 1966 he was sent to the Defense Intelligence Agency; while there, a Soviet agent tried to recruit him. Working with the FBI, he became a double agent, feeding the Soviets misinformation.  By 1975, the Soviets were convinced Shadrin was a double agent and abducted him, and he subsequently died in their custody.  His disappearance remained a mystery to the U.S. intelligence community for years, until his fate was revealed in 1985.



Video-- The Historians: Nicholas Shadrin

Video on Nicholas Shadrin, intelligence professional dedicated to the defense of the U.S. May 2022.


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