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The Memorial Wall is on the north wall of the Original Headquarters Building lobby. This wall of 103 stars stands as a silent, simple memorial to those CIA officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Wall was commissioned by the CIA Fine Arts Commission in May 1973 and sculpted by Harold Vogel in July 1974. Photo credit: United States Government Work

Past Event

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of CIA Legend Robert Ames

May 22, 2014

On May 22, the Brookings Intelligence Project hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Kai Bird to discuss his new book, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames (Crown/Random House, 2014), which details the rise of CIA legend Ames within the agency, his passion for the Middle East and the details of the fateful 1983 Beirut embassy bombing that took his life.

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