I.C. SMITH

In Sunshine And In Shadow

HomeHistorical Dictionary of Chinese IntelligenceINSIDESpeeches/ InterviewsDeath of a ShipmateDeath of a Shipmate 2Sins...Sins of Omission 2Sins of Omission 3

Third Raleigh International Spy Conference
 
On September 2, 2005, I.C. participated in the Third Raleigh International Spy Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The theme of the conference, “Old Spies, New Threats” brought together a diverse group of experts, including Harvey Klehr, Andrew Mellon Professor of Politics and History at Emory University and author of several books, including (with John Earl Haynes), Venona, Decoding Soviet Espionage in America and In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage, Ron Radosh, author of The Rosenberg File and Red Star over Hollywood, Nigel West, British historian and prolific author of such books as The Third Secret: The CIA, Solidarity and the KGB’s Plot to Kill the Pope and Ann Blackman, author of Wild Rose, Civil War Spy. 
 
I.C.’s entire speech can be read at www.raleighspyconference.com, under “2005 Conference Speakers.”

Sixth Raleigh International Spy Conference

On March 24 - 27, 2009, I.C. participated in the Sixth International Spy Conference in Raleigh. The theme of the conference was "Sexspionage: Famous Women Spies and the Ancient Art of Seduction." I.C. spoke about the Parlor Maid case involving Katrina Leung who seduces two FBI agents over the course of a twenty career spying for the Chinese.  I.C. was joined by Brian Kelley, a retired CIA operations officer, Ron Olive, retired special agent from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and author of Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in  American History was Brought to Justice, Terry Crowdy, British espionage writer and author of The Enemy Within, and Nigel West, a prolific writer and author of Historical Dictionary of Sexspionage.

 

I.C.’s entire speech can be read at www.raleighspyconference.com, under “2009 Conference Speakers.”

 


IC20Smith.jpg

 

PBS Interview with FRONTLINE: From China with Love

In early spring, 2004, Public Broadcasting System’s “Frontline” produced an extraordinary documentary of a FBI case, code name “Parlor Maid” under the title, “From China With Love.”  This was the story of Katrina Leung, who was said to be a spy for China for years. This high profile and very public investigation not only revealed the existence of Leung’s years of spying for China, but also, the fact that she was a lover to two FBI agents, at the same time!

I.C. traveled to China with one of the agents while assigned to the Department of State’s Office of Diplomatic Security, in December, 1990, and later was advised that Leung had apprised the Chinese of his travel well in advance of the trip, though the trip itself was not clandestine. 

I.C. was the principle interviewee for Frontline’s program as he discussed his view of Leung, the betrayal of the FBI agents who had sexual relationships with Leung, the fact that the government simply wanted the case to simply “go away” to avoid more embarrassing disclosures and to include his stating she was a “..classic dragon lady…”

His interview may be read in its entirety on www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/spy  and by clicking onto “Interviews.”