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MI6’s main goal was, and still is to an extent, to steal the secrets of others including foreign spies and countries. The agency has managed to keep most of its history and operations a secret in its 100 plus history. By doing this, they have become the “godfather” of spy agencies throughout the world. The agency over its 100 year existence has played parts in both World Wars, combating the Germans through espionage securing the survival of the British. It has also participated in the Cold War era fighting communism and providing valuable information to the government, and assisting in the 21st century fight against terrorism and serious international crime.
Aldrich Ames was one of the most notorious spys in United States history, single handily crippling the United States spy network in the Soviet Union, and compromising hundreds of Intelligence Operations around the world. Ames’ impact on the national security of the United States was devastating and the ramifications of his actions can still be felt today in the Intelligence Community. This paper will provide details into the background and the events surrounding Ames’ espionage and subsequent arrest for treason. Aldrich Ames was born in 1941 in Rivers Falls, Wisconsin. His father, Carleton Ames, was college lecturer and in the latter part of his career worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a Case officer.
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