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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

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Program #16126RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Every person sitting on a bench could be waiting for the next drop-off. Behind every monument, a mole may harbor national secrets. On this fascinating adventure at the front line of the world’s spy coterie in Washington, D.C., delve into the treachery of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen — rogues who triggered devastating consequences to America. Experience lunch at the café where two infamous shopping bags of top-secret intelligence were swapped, learn the difference of simple conversation vs. interrogation, and examine how the U.S. catches spies in the heart of the world capital of intrigue.


Highlights

• Retired intelligence experts take you into their seamy world, uncovering Washington, D.C.’s lesser-known spy history and discussing famous spy cases — from the cracked to the unsolved.
• Explore the International Spy Museum, and learn from the NSA’s Cryptologic Museum how codes are broken — and try out a WW II German Enigma machine.
• Hear from a polygraph specialist, examine the role of defection in counterintelligence, and explore intelligence threats from the likes of Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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Minimal walking, standing in museums for up to two hours.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


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4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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4.6
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