Aldrich Ames Quotes

Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust. Aldrich Ames

Espionage has never been respectable. I don’t think the films of James Bond and romantic views of spies have done anything to alter the public revulsion to what espionage really is. That stench is there. Aldrich Ames

An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product. Aldrich Ames