Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government


Herbert Romerstein

Retired, United States Information Agency

Ashbrook Colloquium

Topic: The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors

Friday, November 16, 2001
3:00 PM
Ashbrook Center

Listen (Length: 1:30:32)

Herbert Romenstein retired in 1989 as head of the office to Counter Soviet Disinformation and Active Measures at the United States Information Agency. He held that post from 1983 to 1989.

From 1965 to 1983 he served as a Professional Staff Member for the United States House of Representatives. Among his congerssional staff posts: Romerstein served as an Investigator for the House Committee on Un-American Activities (1965-1971), Minority Chief Investigator for the House Committee on Internal Security (1971-1975), and Professional Staff Member for the House Intelligence Commitee (1978-1983). Congressman John Ashbrook was an active member of these House Committees at that time.

Romerstein has lectured and written extensively on Soviet Intelligence activities, Soviet Active Measures, international terrorism, and internal security. He is the author of a number of Congressional Reports, books, monographs, and articles. His most recent book, The Venona Secrets, published by Regnery Publishing, Inc., was co-authored with the late Eric Breindel, and is about Soviet World War II espionage against the United States. It is based on Soviet intelligence communication intercepted by the United States as well as Congressional Hearings and Reports, FBI Material released under the Freedom of Information Act, and documents Mr. Romerstein and his wife obtained from the Soviet Archives.