On the Radar
There’s nothing better than a good spy story, except, of course, for a good spy story that’s actually true.
The new ABC miniseries “The Assets” depicts the true story of the CIA’s internal investigation to expose one of the country’s most notorious traitors: Aldrich Ames, a CIA counterintelligence officer who spied for the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
At the center of investigation was CIA officer Sandy Grimes. Grimes, long since retired from the CIA, sat down with “On the Radar” to discuss her role in uncovering Ames as the mole, a manhunt that lasted nearly a decade and culminated in Ames’ eventual arrest in 1994.
“The one thing about searching for a traitor in our organization is … it was going to be someone who was a colleague, simply because there was a limited number of people who had access to information about our lost sources,” said Grimes, who co-authored the book "Circle of Treason," on which the miniseries is based. “He'd be someone who we'd probably known forRead More »from Ex-spy Sandy Grimes tells real-life story of nabbing a CIA mole