|Title||Spies: Heroes or Thugs?|
|Moderator||Kinsley, Michael E., Senior Editor at The New Republic, co-host of CNN's Crossfire|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Raviv, Dan, 1954- - CBS News correspondent|
2) Melman, Yossi. - Israeli journalist
|Taped on||Jul 24, 1990 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Sept 24, 1990|
|Duration||30 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Our guests are the co-authors of Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community, and under Mr. Buckley's questioning they tell us things we would never even have thought to ask. YM: "Friendly nations do spy against each other. They share information, they collaborate, yet at the same time they spy against each other." WFB: "Well, (a) I know this, and (b) I approve of it. That is to say, however intimate Israeli-American relations become, it seems to me only prudent that to the extent that we can get information about Israel that Israel hasn't given us, we proceed to listen for it, and vice versa." . . . DR: "When it comes to operational capabilities, simply getting a job done, I've heard it repeatedly from CIA veterans: 'Nobody does it like the Israelis.' ... But we still look at the strategy behind it and find that often it is flawed. The politicians are listening to their intelligence agencies, and we think that it's about time for better control."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Intelligence service -- Israel.|
Spies -- Israel.
Secret service -- Israel.
Raviv, Dan, 1954- . Every spy a prince : the complete history of Israel's intelligence community.
Espionage, American -- Israel.
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Type(s): Research materials
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