Jeanne vertefeuille 23 december 1932 29 december 2012 was a cia officer who participated in a small team that investigated and uncovered the actions of aldrich ames, a notorious cold war spy. Oct 04, 20 focus acquired screen rights to circle of treason. Aldrich and rosario ames were arrested on february 21, 1994, and charged with espionage. Traitor within miscellaneous crew 1998 panorama self. Most important, are there other moles burrowed within the cia. With the posting to italy in 1986, ames sociability reached new heights. An obvious small screen product showtime, the film does a good job of showing the pressures on ames. Aldrich ames had a bad marriage, was binge drinking and had begun an affair with rosario dupuy, an employee of the colombian embassy in mexico. Ames was formerly a 31year cia counterintelligence officer who committed. Ames divorced his wife and married rosario, who had. Cia case officer aldrich ames spied for the russians for nearly a decade before his arrest in 1994.
Before 1918, approximately 60% of the wolves in the new mexico and arizona region were male, and 40% were female. Traitor within tells the tale of the cias most infamous mole who was arrested in 1994 after causing inestimable damage to national security. The traitor one of us our kind of traitor 2016 the movie database tmdb gadaar. Circle of treason details the authors personal involvement in the hunt for and eventual identification of a soviet mole in the cia during the 1980s and 1990s. You may have noticed that i have yet to mention his name. While there have been other books about aldrich ames, circle of treason is the first account written by cia agents who were key members of the cia team that conducted the intense ames mole hunt. The traitor within, 1998, directed by john mackenzie, with timothy hutton, elizabeth pena, joan plowright, at turner classic movies. But within two years vertefeuille was summoned back to washington for a far more important job. Tcmdb archive materials view all archives 0 overview.
In a brutally frank account of cia traitor aldrich amess career, grimes, a 26year veteran of the cias clandestine service, and vertefeuille, a longtime cia counterintelligence officer, pull back the curtain on the hunt for an american who spent years working for the kgb without being discovered. While there have been other books about aldrich ames, circle of treason is the first account written by cia agents who were key members of the cia team that. This biography of ames profiles his childhood, life, cia. Such officers are known within the cia as operations officers or case officers. Recognizing controlquestion, employing unusual breathing patterns, biting onestongue at the right time, pressing ones toes hard to thefloor, and counting backwards by 7 are. Yet ames took routine lie detector tests andeach time passed them. Aldrich ames was the oldest of three children and the only son. Aldrich ames biography childhood, life achievements. He was the highestranking and most destructive penetration up until the fbis robert phillip hanssen was caught several years later. Traitor within 1998 when a cia bureaucrat timothy hutton and his wife elizabeth pena amass huge debts, he decides to sell information to the kgb. Traitor within timothy hutton joan plowright elizabeth pena 1998 when a cia bureaucrat timothy hutton and his wife elizabeth pena amass huge debts, he decides to sell information to the kgb.
Cia employee, aldrich hazen ames, and his wife, maria del rosario casas ames, on charges stemming from espionage activities allegedly undertaken since 1985. Aldrich rick ames was an improbable spy which is probably why he made such a good one for so many years. We all know who he is, aldrich ames or rick as he is known to us. Focus features on the aldrich ames trail with circle of treason. Factbased story about a 1990s espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in u. In february 1994, cia officer aldrich ames was arrested for spying for the russians. Find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Aldrich hazen rick ames was born in river falls, wisconsin on may 26, 1941, to carleton cecil ames and rachel aldrich ames.
Jan 16, 20 download the new independent premium app. Ames had spied for the soviets for over 9 years in return for 2. Focus features on the aldrich ames trail with circle of. During the following nine years until his arrest in february 1994, ames compromised over 100 intelligence operations against the soviet union and passed several thousand classified documents to the kgb and its. Traitor within tv movie 1998 official sites, and other sites with posters, videos, photos and more.
Below theres also the cold war spies episode on ames. Timothy hutton has long been on a professional losing streak, contributing embarrassingly overthetop. Now ames tale has been recounted in four new books. Biden and the tale of aldrich ames the american spectator. Aldrich ames was a cia employee for 31 years, mainly in the directorate of operations. She is a far cry from the spy hunters portrayed in movies. But a closer look reveals startling similarities in the motivations greed and management reaction denial that plagued the subjects of our other stories. Aldrich ames was born on march 26, 1941 in river falls, wisconsin, usa as aldrich hazen ames. Born in new haven, connecticut on december 23, 1932, she earned a bachelors degree in history from the university of connecticut. Cia traitor aldrich ames and the men he betrayed ebook written by sandra v. This can be seen by the way that the kgb reacted to the aldrich ames betrayal of cia assets within the kgb.
Valery martynov, betrayed by aldrich ames and robert hanssen. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read circle of treason. Tcm messageboards post your comments here add your comment share. Aldrich ames was an american spy who turned traitor and served the ussr from deep inside his position inside the cia headquarters in washington dc. Traitor within poster imdb movies, top movies, hd streaming. How aldrich ames betrayed the cia by selling secrets to the.
To view this video download flash player videos 360 view images aldrich ames. I tried for a long time to find this, and finally did. Agent, whose problems with alcohol and general ineptness had kept him from rising further in the ranks of the agency. He helped the kgb nab the cias many soviet spies who operated from moscow and many other european capitals. Ames s story is dramatized in the 1998 movie aldrich ames. How aldrich ames betrayed the cia by selling secrets to. Aldrich ames is a convicted traitor who leaked american secretsto a foreign power. Rather than react calmly to ames disclosures, and perhaps seek to feed disinformation to its own traitors within, the kgb appears to have panicked they couldnt arrest, try, and execute the amesdisclosed traitors fast enough. Valery martynov, betrayed by aldrich ames and robert. Timothy hutton does a surprisingly commendable job as ames, despite a downplaying of the emotions that must have driven this man to. More chilling than fiction, this taut drama chronicles the cias search to prove that one of its agents has succumbed to greed and is exchanging highly classified government secrets for money. Bbc world service witness history, aldrich ames cia traitor. While the extent of these activities was uncertain at that time, it was clear that ames, an employee.
Qualifizierte bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. A mildmannered, unimpressivelooking middle manager with a droll sense of humor and a love of shakespeare, ames. Timothy hutton, joan plowright, eugene lipinski, elizabeth pena. Jan 01, 2012 it is focused on discovering the identity of aldrich ames, the infamous cia traitor who provided information to the kgb for personal enrichment. Traitor within 1998, panorama 1953 and cold war 1998. Counterintelligence and covert action by tim weiner, david johnston, and neil a. After a destructive molehunt in the 1960s, cia liked to boast that it had never had a penetration at the staff level, fobbing off the few penetrations that hit the news in the 1970s and 1980s as low level employees, former agents, subcontractors or other misfits. With timothy hutton, joan plowright, elizabeth pena, c. Aldrich ames, according to this account by a team of new york times reporters, was an incompetent, officebound, alcoholic spy in the middle of an undistinguished career.
All of which makes his excellent lead performance in. A cia account of traitor aldrich ames and the men he betrayed by sandra grimes and jeanne vertefeuille, two of the investigators who uncovered ames s espionage. Jan 26, 2018 aldrich rick ames was desperate for money. Jul 02, 2008 i tried for a long time to find this, and finally did. Amess espionage and the governments attempts to catch a spy. Aldrich hazen ames is a former cia officer, who was convicted of espionage against his own country in 1994. Until his arrest and conviction in 1994, aldrich ames tim hutton was chief of intelligence for the cias central soviet division. David johnson, eugene lipinski, robert benedetti, patricia. Sandra grimes and jeanne vertefeuille were two of the five principals of the cia team tasked with hunting one of their own and were directly responsible for identifying ames as the mole, leading. Traitor within 3 parts, which depicts pretty well why and how ames became a traitor, and how the mole hunt brought him to a stop. Vertefeuille was part of the small team who toiled for eight years to reveal aldrich ames for what he truly was. The ames espionage case, called a calamity by the senate intelligence committee, remains one of the most remarkable cases of doubledealing in the history of the united states. From 1990 to 1994, he oversaw operations in western europe against the.
He is serving a life sentence, without the possibility of parole, in the federal correctional institution in terre haute, indiana, united states. Even so, he was promoted to lead the counterintelligence branch of the cias central soviet division, and there, in 1983, he began calling for the files on every important cia operation involving soviet spies in every corner. Born in new haven, connecticut on december 23, 1932, she earned a bachelors degree in history from the university of connecticut in 1954, where she. On this date in 1987, a oncepromising american intelligence asset was executed with a single gunshot to the head in moscow his treachery exposed by two of the most infamous soviet moles in u. It is focused on discovering the identity of aldrich ames, the infamous cia traitor who provided information to the kgb for personal enrichment. Feb 23, 2015 in february 1994, cia officer aldrich ames was arrested for spying for the russians. It was the mid1980s, and the cias senior counterintelligence officer in the soviet division had also grown disillusioned with his employer and the. The national security archive has an eight page interview with ames. It was the mid1980s, and the cias senior counterintelligence officer in the soviet division had also grown disillusioned with his employer and. To prevent them from fleeing the country, the couple were held without bail.
Lewis, one of the authors of betrayal, a book about confessed spy aldrich h. Ames s professional and personal life prior to his espionage activities. Born in river falls, wisconsin, in 1941, ames was part of a highly respected local clan. Finding the mole took years of winnowing the list of suspects, painstaking tracking the eventual principle suspects every movement and the tracing of his bank deposits. The search for the presumed traitor was necessitated by the loss of almost all of the cias large stable of soviet intelligence officers working for the united states against their homeland.
Nov 11, 2009 more about ames is found on crime library. A cia account of traitor aldrich ames and the men he. In a brutally frank account of cia traitor aldrich amess career, grimes, a 26year veteran of the cias clandestine service, and vertefeuille, a longtime cia counterintelligence officer, pull back t. All of which makes his excellent lead performance in the factbased madeforcable drama aldrich ames. Rather than react calmly to ames disclosures, and perhaps seek to feed disinformation to its own traitors within, the kgb appears to have panicked they couldnt arrest, try, and execute the ames disclosed traitors fast enough. Ames is, as many will recall, one of the most notorious spies in the history of the u. He is far enough up the food chain to get the kind of security clearance and information the kgb will pay a lot of money for, and he thinks hes smart enough to play both sides of.522 1130 636 1242 275 1518 109 1394 1526 1308 15 918 1060 1323 1220 764 20 253 960 1341 1429 453 1401 78 1419 1475 842 1179 76 267 890 1129 851