You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
Spies and Intelligence: The American Revolution and Contemporary Parallels
Kenneth A. Daigler
Retired CIA Operations Officer
Author, Spies, Patriots and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War
Friday, January 30th, 2015
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Kenneth Daigler will address Revolutionary War era intelligence operations and relate them to contemporary parallels, in order to explain how strategic and tactical intelligence activities produce certain results. Drawing from specific Revolutionary War Period cases, Mr. Daigler will delve deeper into the historical paradigm of early intelligence activities, fully illuminating the logical connection between these early American intelligence actions and more modern operations.
Mr. Daigler will highlight portions of his book, Spies, Patriots and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, which will be available for sale at the event.
About Spies, Patriots and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War
Kenneth Daigler’s Spies, Patriots and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War examines American intelligence efforts during the Revolutionary War and intricacies which are seldom discussed or analyzed. The book explains in depth the intelligence methods, covert operations, and roles played by key American Revolutionary leaders from 1765 to 1783. Through narrative and historical analysis, the reader is presented with a comprehensive, well-written, and clear account of the true origins of American intelligence operations and activities.
Mr. Daigler has received strong reviews from both the U.S. intelligence community and the Revolutionary War historical audience. Journal of the American Revolution, a highly respected periodical in the field, noted: “The author’s professional experience allows for him to make intriguing analysis which makes his book much more than just a compilation of information. Mr. Daigler applies his expertise to explain why intelligence activities occurred, their impact, and how they compare to modern intelligence concepts.” Mr. Daigler produced a detailed, yet unique book that explains the influence of intelligence on the Revolutionary War which all students, scholars, modern intelligence practitioners, and any interested in this historical perspective on intelligence should enjoy.
About Kenneth Daigler
Kenneth A. Daigler is a former CIA intelligence operations officer and served in the United States Marine Corps. He earned a B.A. in History from Centre College of Kentucky and an M.A. in History from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Mr. Daigler has written on intelligence for the CIA Historical Division’s journal, Studies in Intelligence, and also for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ journal, the Intelligencer.