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American Forum - Why Spy? Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty

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Frederick P. Hitz
May 12, 2008
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)

Frederick P. Hitz
Frederick P. Hitz

Frederick P. Hitz is a Senior Fellow at the Center for National Security Law at the U.Va. School of Law. He has been lecturing at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and at the U.Va. School of Law since 1998. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Hitz entered the Career Training Program at the CIA and served in the clandestine service in Africa. In 1974, he returned to law practice but re-entered government service in congressional liaison capacities with the State, Defense, and Energy departments before resuming his CIA career as Legislative Counsel to the Director of Central Intelligence. In 1980, he became Deputy Director for Europe in the Directorate of Operations. Hitz was appointed the first statutory Inspector General of the CIA by President George H.W. Bush. Among the many investigations he led at the CIA was the Aldrich Ames betrayal. He has written extensively about espionage and intelligence issues.

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