THE AMES SPY HUNT

THE CIA'S EIGHT-YEAR SEARCH FOR ITS MOST NOTORIOUS TRAITOR WAS LED TO SUCCESS BY A LITTLE GRAY-HAIRED LADY WHO JUST WOULDN'T QUIT

From the spring of 1985 until February 1994, Aldrich Ames was Moscow's master spy inside the CIA. In the course of his work on behalf of the KGB, for which he was paid or promised $4.6 million, he betrayed dozens of Soviets whom the CIA had recruited. Ten were eventually executed; others were condemned to prison sentences in the Gulag. Ames also revealed hundreds of American intelligence operations to the KGB.

Even though Ames had a history of heavy drinking, even though he had worked in the CIA's Soviet division and even though he was spending far more money than his...

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