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Harvey Klehr and I will be delivering a paper, “Protecting FBI Informants: The Case of Morris and Jack Childs”, at the inaugural conference of the North American Society for Intelligence History to be held in Washington on 19-21 October at the International Spy Museum. Our paper is scheduled for the morning of 20 October. The Childs brothers were high level informants in the CPUSA from the early 1950s until 1980. The paper deals with the various challenges and problems the FBI had to deal with to keep this operation going for more than two decades.
John Earl Haynes