The Live Drop

The Counterspycraft of Stuart Herrington from MACV-SOG in Vietnam to the US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity

April 19, 2019 Stuart Herrington Episode 22
The Live Drop
The Counterspycraft of Stuart Herrington from MACV-SOG in Vietnam to the US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity
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The Live Drop
The Counterspycraft of Stuart Herrington from MACV-SOG in Vietnam to the US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity
Apr 19, 2019 Episode 22
Stuart Herrington

Top counterintelligence and interrogation expert Stuart Herrington shares from a renowned and decorated intelligence career.  He sets the stage with his introduction to military intelligence duty in Cold War Berlin in 1968.

Over the course of a friendly conversation he comments on: The Fall of Saigon, lunch with Henry Kissinger and his most significant command as Director, U.S. Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity (FCA), between January 1988 and May 1992. During his tenure as Director of FCA, he pursued and wrapped up two of the most sensitive and significant espionage cases in post WW II history: Hungarian operative Clyde Lee Conrad & US Army Analyst James Hall.

A vocal opponent of enhanced interrogation methods, Herrington cites the effectiveness of his more humanitarian approach in Operation Just Cause in Panama, The Gulf War, MACV SOG in the Vietnamese provinces, The Iraq War, and Guantanamo. 

And he's prolific, having provided us with a published first-hand catalog of his experiences.  He also shares some writing advice along with lessons learned from a fascinating and four-decade intelligence career.

Books by Stuart Herrington:

Traitors Among Us
Stalking the Vietcong
Peace with Honor? An American Reports on Vietnam, 1973-1975
Silence Was A Weapon: The Vietnam War in the Villages

Stuart also appears in the documentary film The Fall of Saigon

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Show Notes

Top counterintelligence and interrogation expert Stuart Herrington shares from a renowned and decorated intelligence career.  He sets the stage with his introduction to military intelligence duty in Cold War Berlin in 1968.

Over the course of a friendly conversation he comments on: The Fall of Saigon, lunch with Henry Kissinger and his most significant command as Director, U.S. Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity (FCA), between January 1988 and May 1992. During his tenure as Director of FCA, he pursued and wrapped up two of the most sensitive and significant espionage cases in post WW II history: Hungarian operative Clyde Lee Conrad & US Army Analyst James Hall.

A vocal opponent of enhanced interrogation methods, Herrington cites the effectiveness of his more humanitarian approach in Operation Just Cause in Panama, The Gulf War, MACV SOG in the Vietnamese provinces, The Iraq War, and Guantanamo. 

And he's prolific, having provided us with a published first-hand catalog of his experiences.  He also shares some writing advice along with lessons learned from a fascinating and four-decade intelligence career.

Books by Stuart Herrington:

Traitors Among Us
Stalking the Vietcong
Peace with Honor? An American Reports on Vietnam, 1973-1975
Silence Was A Weapon: The Vietnam War in the Villages

Stuart also appears in the documentary film The Fall of Saigon

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