The Week February 20-26


A Mole Unmasked

A mid-level officer in the CIA's Soviet counterintelligence section was arrested and charged with spying for Moscow beginning in the mid-1980s. Prosecutors suspect that Aldrich Hazen Ames and his Colombian-born wife passed on information that, among other things, betrayed at least 10 Soviet nationals, some of whom were apparently executed in Moscow as spies for the U.S. Ames' attorney says he will fight the charges and warned of a prolonged and very public trial that might betray agency secrets. In Congress the case drew angry calls for the suspension of U.S. aid to Russia. The Clinton Administration...

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