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Spies,Lies and Double Agents : Klaus Fuchs

  Klaus Fuchs was just one of the many eccentrics chosen to work on the Manhattan Project. People remembered him as being serious, quiet, and earnest. He was also a spy — whose eventual capture lead to both the Red Scare and the arrest of the Rosenbergs. When choosing scientists…

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Spies, Lies , and Double Agents : The Thing

 The Thing ( Listening Device )  The Thing, also known as the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or “bugs”) to use passive techniques to transmit an audio signal. It was concealed inside a gift given by the Soviets to the US Ambassador to Moscow.…

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Switching Sides, the U2 incident of 1960

Gary Powers had been in flight four hours when his troubles began. His spy mission from an American airbase in Pakistan took him over central Russia, where, at more than 70,000 feet above the ground, he believed he was beyond the range of either fighter planes or missiles. The 30-year-old…

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