Sweden: The Idealist

During his 15-year career as a Soviet spy, Swedish Air Force Colonel Stig WennerstrÖm sold the Russians some 160 of his nation's -ip defense secrets. The suavely handsome aviator, who held the secret rank of major general in the Red army, also spied on NATO, and during a five-year stint (1952-57) as an air attache in Washington handed his bosses information on the Polaris submarine, the Strategic Air Command, and U.S. nuclear weapons, which he was able to inspect on the assembly lines. Since his arrest a year ago, WennerstrÖm, now 57, has admitted most of the charges against...

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