Case Study – Analysis of an Espionage Case.

It is critical for intelligence managers to understand those individuals who are susceptible to commit espionage and act as foreign agents or spies. Likewise, given the circumstances taking place today, intelligence managers must also understand individuals who are violating the Espionage Act but are identifying as a leaker and who do not fit the traditional profile of those who act as foreign agents. Select a case where the subject was an agent of a foreign power and guilty of espionage or attempted espionage from the list of foreign agents below. Then pick an individual charged with or guilty of leaking under the Espionage Act from the list of leakers.

Provide a brief account of what occurred in each case. Compare and contrast your two choices in terms of their motivation, who received the classified information, why it was wanted, damage to the United States was there a security shortcoming, and why U.S. counterintelligence was successful or not successful.

Foreign Agents:

-Gregg William Bergersen [DOD]
-Harold James Nicholson [CIA]
-Earl Pitts [FBI]
-George Trofimoff [Army]
-Gwendolyn and Walter Kendall Myers [USDS] (as a married couple the Myers
acted together so will be considered together)
-Glenn Duffie Shriver [USDS/CIA]


-Thomas Drake [NSA]
-Reality Winner [NSA]
-Jeffrey A. Sterling [CIA]
-Terry J. Albury [FBI]
-Stephen Kim [USDS]

Organization: The paper should be organized in sections by the required topics (above) to include section headings formatted in accordance with APA 7th Edition guidelines.

The paper should be at least 8 (minimum) to 10 (maximum) pages (not including the cover page, introduction, and references) using double-spaced, 12 point fonts.

Sources/References: The paper should cite at least one (1) reference for each page written), not including the cover page, introduction, and references. Resources must be properly cited within the body of the text and reflected in the references using APA format and citation rules.