Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History was Brought to Justice

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Naval Institute Press, 2006 - History - 299 pages
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"Over the course of eighteen months in the mid-1980s, Jonathan Jay Pollard, an intelligence analyst working in the U.S. Naval Investigative Service's Anti-Terrorist Alert Center, systematically stole highly sensitive national security secrets from almost every major intelligence-gathering agency in the United States. He sold to Israel more than one million pages of classified material - enough to fill a six-by-ten foot room stacked six feet high. No other spy in the history of the United States has stolen so many secrets, so highly classified, in such a short period of time." "Pollard was caught, arrested, and sentenced to life in prison. But because his case never went to trial - and so much of the information surrounding it remains classified - many questions have arisen about it. Most of the books and articles that have been written about Pollard denounces his life sentence as unjust." "This is the other side of the story. Ronald J. Olive was the assistant special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the Washington office of the Naval Investigative Service who led the whirlwind investigation against Pollard, and garnered the confession that led to his arrest in November 1985. Here is Olive's account from deep inside the espionage investigation that gives details of Pollard's confession immediately following his arrest and describes Pollard's behavior before and during the time suspicion about his activities was mounting. Revealed are countless other details that have never before been made public." "Calling the Pollard story an extreme example of a counterintelligence failure, Olive writes that mistaken assumptions and leadership failures enabled Pollard to ransack America's defense intelligence long after he should have been fired. The author hopes the vital insights his book offers will serve as a lesson in history, prevent similar problems in the future, and provide an antidote to the uncertainty that has fueled speculation, rumor, and lies surrounding the Pollard case."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Good book, learned a lot and useful but very dry Read full review

Review: Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

A good and quick read on one of the most notorious spies of the last 20-30 years. A good read for Naval Intelligence professionals. Read full review

Contents

A Dream Come True
1
Pollard Launches His Career
7
The DoubleAgent Ruse
17
Pollards Battle with the Navy
25
Red Flags
33
The Israeli Connection
43
The Point of No Return
55
A Thief in the Night
63
The Beginning of the End
119
A Twist of Fate
131
Pollard Balks
141
The Confession
147
A Spy Left Out in the Cold
169
No Time to Lose
185
Guilty
203
The Sentencing
221

The Fall Guy
75
The TenYear Plan
83
Tall Tales
91
A Secret Tip
99
The Wheel Begins to Turn
109
The Aftermath
237
More Sinned against than Sinning?
253
Acknowledgments
271
Index
287
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