Ex-CIA Officer: More Spies In U.S. Than Ever

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Former CIA covert officer, says there are more foreign spies in the U.S. now than at the Cold War’s peak. Watch Lara Logan’s report on Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

 

More Spies In U.S. Than Ever, Says Ex-CIA Officer — 60 Minutes/CBS

A former top CIA covert officer who ran one of the spy agency’s secret domestic networks says there are now more foreign spies on U.S. soil than at the peak of the Cold War. The former officer, Hank Crumpton, who also served as deputy director of the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism Center and led the U.S. response to 9/11, speaks candidly to Lara Logan about his life as a spy on 60Minutes, Sunday, May 13at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

As the chief of the CIA’s National Resources Division, the highly-sensitive, secret domestic operation, he conducted counter-intelligence within the U.S. “If you look at the threat that is imposed upon our nation every day, some of the major nation states — China in particular — [have] very sophisticated intelligence operations, very aggressive operations against the U.S.,” says Crumpton. “I would hazard to guess there are more foreign intelligence officers inside the U.S. working against U.S. interests now than even at the height of the Cold War,” he tells Logan. “It’s a critical issue.”

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My Comment: His comment that there are …. more foreign spies in the U.S. now than at the Cold War’s peak …. should make us all pause.

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