Seeking A Way Out: The Jeffery Delisle Espionage Case, Part III

(NOIR For USA) When the prison doors shut on insider spy and former Canadian Navy Sub-Lieutenant Jeffery Delisle, he left behind four children and a budding relationship with a woman who loved him. Delisle had a history of marital and financial problems that included declaring bankruptcy and discovering his wife’s adultery, which created the conditions […]

“They Had a Photo of My Children”: The Jeffery Delisle Case, Part II

(NOIR For USA) If it was former Canadian Navy Sub-Lieutenant Jeffery Delisle’s intention to free himself of the burden of his financial troubles and to take some decisive action to counter his sense of helplessness when faced with the collapse of his marriage, any relief he may have felt after volunteering his services to the […]

A Psychological Perfect Storm: The Jeffery Delisle Case, Part I

(NOIR For USA) By all accounts, there’s nothing exceptional about former Canadian Navy Sub-Lieutenant Jeffery Delisle, certainly nothing that would suggest a future as a convicted insider spy. A high school friend described him as the “sort of person who just blended into the background.”  If he was notable in high school for anything, it was […]

Defense Contractor Benjamin Bishop sentenced to 87 months for giving classified info to Chinese girlfriend

Hawaii Man Sentenced to 87 Months Imprisonment for Communicating Classified National Defense Information to Unauthorized Person Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni for the District of Hawaii announced today that Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, a former Honolulu, Hawaii, civilian defense contractor […]

Building a Better Mole Trap

(Newsweek) The continuing leaks of National Security Agency material by Edward Snowden so dominate the news that you don’t hear much these days about Cold War–style moles burrowing through the CIA, FBI and Defense Department on behalf of foreign spy services. Yet they keep surfacing, without much notice: At least 20 Americans have been arrested on […]

New revelations about Cuban spy Ana Montes

(Miami Herald) For 16 years, Ana Belen Montes spied for Cuba from increasingly responsible positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency. If Havana has ever run a higher level or more valuable mole inside the American defense establishment, that has never been revealed. When she was arrested in late September 2001, Montes was about the equivalent in rank […]

Spying is “Professional Suicide”

A military officer says in this video that when he began spying for the Russian intelligence service, it was “professional suicide” and that “every day since then I die–every day–knowing what I’ve done.” –Jeffery Delisle, 43 years old. Note his severe emotional distress over discovering his wife had an affair, the betrayal of which he claims […]

Pentagon grapples to understand how yet another insider threat went undeterred

(Washington Post)  Wednesday’s mass shooting by an Army specialist in Fort Hood, Tex., put the Pentagon on a dreaded, if increasingly familiar, footing as officials grappled to understand how yet another insider threat went undeterred. It unfolded just two weeks after the Defense Department unveiled the findings of three investigations into last year’s fatal shooting at a Navy Yard […]

Report: Pentagon must focus on insider threat

Internal Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting: A Report to the Secretary of Defense (DOD, 20 Nov 2013) (AP) Reviews triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year have concluded that threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within. An […]

FBI on Robert Hoffman Naval Espionage Case

This article is from the FBI’s website, but first, note their sidebar box: Reward for Information Special Agent James Dougherty has a dozen years of experience investigating spies, and in almost all of the cases he has worked, the subjects’ families, friends, or colleagues had concerns but failed to report them to authorities. “The FBI […]