Frederik P. Hitz

Frederick Hitz is an author and former Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Hitz entered the CIA in 1967 as an operations officer. In 1973 Hitz was moved to the State Department, the Department of Defense, and Department of Energy, and then returned to the CIA in 1978. President George H. W. Bush appointed Hitz the first statutory Inspector General of the CIA in 1990. Hitz played a role in the investigation into the CIA's role in the alleged cocaine trafficking in the US during the Reagan administration. Hitz retired from the CIA in 1998 and took a position as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law and Politics Department, specializing in intelligence and anti-terrorism law. He has provided interviews and commentary in most leading world media in the sectors of security, intelligence and international affairs. Hitz is the author "The Great Game: The Myths and Reality of Espionage" (2005), and the forthcoming "Why Spy?: Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty"

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