Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Defense Intelligence Agency Security Briefing: A Look Back At Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard

With reports that Israeli President Shimon Peres recently asked President Obama to pardon convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the Pollard case.

A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) had the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) release an old security briefing video on Pollard to the IRmep for Policy and Law Enforcement.

In the late 1980s, the time the DIA produced this briefing video, I was the adminiatrative officer of a Defense Department command in Philadelphia. I oversaw security programs for the command and I conducted security briefings and seminars for our military and civilian personnel.

I often visited DIA headquarters for briefings and security training and I brought a copy of this video home to Philadelphia and used it during some my own briefings.

You can watch the video via the below link:

I later interviewed the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent, Ronald J. Olive, who investigative Pollard. You can read my Counterterrorism magazine piece via the below links:  

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