Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Spies is a video series dedicated to the secret wars that have raged through the past decades. Through archival footage, interviews with key players, and excerpts from unpublished memoirs and recently declassified sources, this series attempts to put a human face on the missions of men and women, who, until now, have lurked in the shadows. Material from the archives of the CIA, FBI, KGB, and Mossad are used extensively. "Double Agent" profiles the life of Aldrich Ames, a double agent who pretended to work for the CIA, but in fact was working for the KGB. "Undercover in Damascus" profiles Elie Cohen, an Israeli spy who infiltrated and compromised the Syrian high command with disastrous results for Syria during the Six-Day War.
espionage, intelligence [gov't], reconnaissance, spy, undercover