Operation Damage Control

The military cracks down on security

Caspar Weinberger's opinion was blunt and harsh. Asked how the four suspects in the Walker spy scandal should be punished if found guilty, the Defense Secretary replied, "They should be shot," adding that he supposed "hanging is the preferred method." Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, who introduced a bill to make spying for money punishable by death, was even more draconian. "If there is an execution, it should be public and on television," he said. "I want the widest possible visibility of this kind of crime (to) deter people who may be starting down this road."

John A. Walker Jr.,...

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