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  • Dr. Hillhouse has run Cuban rum between East and West Berlin, smuggled jewels from the Soviet Union and slipped through some of the world’s tightest borders. From Uzbekistan to Romania, she's been followed, held at gunpoint and interrogated. Foreign governments and others have pitched her for recruitment as a spy. (They failed.)

    A former professor and Fulbright fellow, Dr. Hillhouse earned her Ph.D. in political science at the University of Michigan. Her latest novel, OUTSOURCED (Forge Books) is about the turf wars between the Pentagon and the CIA and the privatization of national security.

    Dr. Hillhouse is an expert on national security outsourcing. Her controversial work has twice elicited a formal response by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence--the only times that office has ever publicly responded to the writings of a private citizen.

    She is a regular media guest and available for interviews.

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December 01, 2006

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Mad Dogs

Just found your blog via a comment over at www.firedoglake.com

You a very funny lady! Seriously! *g* I'll be sure to stop back more often now that we've met.

Ta!

Retired

Good God! If the perps were that "hot", why even bother with a light switch?

formercia

Training the FSB?
Hah!, the CIA has beaten you again Natasha.

A Year or so before Ronnie Raygun took office, someone sent a memo upstairs suggesting they offer the KGB training in counter terrorism.
Things were slow at the time and people were trying to justify their budget.

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Acknowledgements

  • A tip of the hat to investigative journalist Tim Shorrock who inspired the name of this blog with his path-breaking 2005 article, "The Spy Who Billed Me."

    Shorrock has a dedicated web page on outsourcing in intel. It links to many of his articles which are must-reads for anyone interested in the privatization of intelligence.