Passersby near The Uptown Theater in Northwest Washington, D.C., a location in Robert Wallace's "Spy Sites." ERIN American espionage is as old as the republic itself. President George Washington was not just a founder of our nation, he was a founder of the country’s first spy rings. Author and former CIA official Robert Wallace introduces us to the hundreds of spies who’ve plied their trade in the nation’s capital and the many seemingly-ordinary sites throughout D.C., Maryland and Virgina shaped by espionage. View A Photo Tour Of Washington's 'Spy Sites'