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Aldrich Ames – Russian Spy

Aldrich Ames was a CIA case officer who in 1985 became a spy for the KGB. Some of the assets (people) he betrayed in the USSR were executed. In one four year period he was paid $1.88 million. This account … Continue reading

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The Hollow Nickel

The arrest in 2010 of a group of Russian spies reminded me of a classic case from the 1950s. It all started when a newsboy accidentally received a hollow nickel containing a microphotograph. This story comes from the FBI’s classic … Continue reading

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