Soviet and U.S. Military Liaison Missions & US Counterintelligence

SMLM, Soxmis, Soviet Military Liason Mission, USMLM

I speak with Aden Magee who operated as the commander of a highly specialized Counterintelligence (CI) unit in West Germany during the last decade of the Cold War.

We talk about his book The Cold War Wilderness of Mirrors – Counterintelligence and the U.S. and Soviet Military Liaison Missions 1947–1990. This is a rare book that details some never-before documented accounts of the Soviet Military Liaison Mission (SMLM) in West Germany and the U.S. Military Liaison Mission (USMLM) in East Germany and shows how they were microcosms of the Cold War strategic intelligence and counterintelligence landscape.

I also discuss with Aiden how the book shows the impact of CIA Director James Angleton’s legacy which  restricted counter intelligence operations long after his departure.

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I am delighted to welcome Aden Magee to our Cold War conversation…

Casemate publishers have kindly provided 3 copies of “The Cold War Wilderness of Mirrors – Counterintelligence and the U.S. and Soviet Military Liaison Missions 1947–1990” to give away!

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