Dr. Haseltine to speak here June 10

Dr. Haseltine to speak here June 10CHINA LAKE MUSEUM FOUNDATION — Dr. Eric Haseltine, PhD, is returning to his home town to be the next featured speaker in the China Lake Museum Lecture Series Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at SpringHill Suites Conference Room.

His new book, “The Spy in Moscow Station,” tells the thrilling, true story of the race to find a leak in the United States Embassy in Moscow — before more American assets are rounded up and killed. General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, provides the foreword in the book.

The book tells of a time when —much like today — Russian spycraft had proven itself far beyond the best technology the U.S. had to offer. The perils of American arrogance mixed with bureaucratic infighting left the country unspeakably vulnerable to ultrasophisticated Russian electronic surveillance and espionage.

Haseltine was born and raised at China Lake, graduated from Burroughs High School in 1969 and received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and PhD in Neuroscience from Indiana University. He was executive vice president of Disney Imagineering until Gen. Hayden tapped him to be director of research at NSA in response to 9-11, and later associate director of national intelligence in charge of science and technology for the U.S. intelligence community.

He has given several popular TED talks on the future of science and is an inventor with more than 70 patents and pending patents. He lives in California with his wife, Dr. Chris Gilbert.

Haseltine will have books available for signing after his talk. His earlier book “Long Fuse, Big Bang” will also be available. “Long Fuse, Big Bang” lays out a strategy to achieve longterm success through daily victories and is available at the China Lake Museum gift shop.

Story First Published: 2019-05-31