Nation: Double Trouble

In trying to fool the KGB, the U.S. may have fooled itself

One mystery that still haunts U.S. intelligence officials is the disappearance of Double Agent Nicholas Shadrin while on assignment in Vienna more than two years ago. Did he fall into a KGB trap? Or was he betrayed by U.S. intelligence officials?

Born Nikolai Fedorovich Artamonov, he was a 30-year-old captain in the Soviet navy when he defected to the U.S. in 1959 with his Polish fiancee Ewa. For nine months American agents questioned him about Soviet naval secrets at safe houses in Virginia....

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