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Prof. Raymond Batvinis is a Former Supervisory Special Agent and Basic Counterintelligence Course Instructor for the FBI.
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The First Victory

Shortly before midnight on December 12, 1941, not yet a week since the surprise Japanese attack on America’s naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Judge Mortimer W. Byers asked jury foreman, Edward Logan, to rise and read the verdict. Only a day before, in Berlin’s Reichstag, Adolf Hitler had announced to the world that Germany…

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Hoover’s Secret War against Axis Spies: FBI Counterespionage during World War II

The world was at war, America precariously poised on the sidelines. But already a second secret war was well underway. While he fought on the home front to consolidate the FBI’s intelligence gathering power, J. Edgar Hoover was conducting an all-out campaign to make his agency America’s first foreign espionage service–a campaign that would lead…

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