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My Spy

Spying on one’s friends is generally considered a no-no, but some in the British upper class famously elevated it to high art. A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal delves into the story of arguably the most famous case. “Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. […]

August 15, 2014

Arthur J. Walker, Who Sold Secret Navy Files To The Soviets, Dead At 79

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily chatted, over several sessions, for a […]

July 16, 2014

Germany Orders Out American As Spy Charges Strain Relations

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Germany demanded the departure from the country of the top spy at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Thursday, dramatizing its deepening unhappiness with reports of U.S. intelligence operations targeting its officials. Following accusations of two cases of U.S. spying, government spokesman Steffen Seibert announced that “the […]

July 10, 2014

Edward Snowden Says He Was A Trained Spy

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden, charged with leaking thousands of U.S. classified secrets, maintains he was “trained as a spy” and that his government handlers repeatedly gave him code names and undercover assignments abroad that made him far more than just a low-level computer analyst. In an interview […]

May 28, 2014

Release Of Jonathan Pollard Once Again Appears Under Debate

By Christi Parsons and Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to have begun considering the early release of Jonathan Pollard, an American serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as it tries to nudge the Middle East peace process forward. On Monday, U.S. officials conspicuously declined to comment on […]

April 1, 2014