Suddenly, It's Lonelier At the Top

U.S. government sources say Polish President LECH WALESA may have been forced to dismiss a trusted aide because of accusations that he was a KGB spy. Jacek Merkel, who quietly resigned in March as Minister of State in charge of defense and security, had worked closely with Walesa as a shipyard engineer and Solidarity leader. Merkel privately maintains that political enemies fabricated evidence against him, and is fighting to clear his name. The Interior Ministry has refused to release its police collaborator lists, compiled in the communist era, because the files may contain disinformation about people who had no relationship with...

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