Pen and Sword: The Spy Who Couldn't Spell


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In this episode of the Stratfor Pen and Sword Podcast, Stratfor Chief Security Officer and host, Fred Burton, speaks with Yudhijit Bhattacharje, author of The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A DYSLEXIC TRAITOR, AN UNBREAKABLE CODE, AND THE FBI’S HUNT FOR AMERICA’S STOLEN SECRETS.

Bhattacharje discovered the details on a reporting trip to the FBI Lab, where he met a cryptanalyst who shared the details of the unusual spy case. The "thrilling, true-life account of the FBI’s hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan" began just before 9/11/2001, so his story was largely untold until Bhattacharje's book. The author tells Regan's tale - that of a disgruntled employee, a series of brilliant yet bungled attempts to betray his country and a diligent effort to uncover his villainy - in a way that reveals not just Regan's psychology but the pernicious world of espionage at the turn of the 21st century.

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