By Nigel West

In a shocking variety of espionage situations intercourse has performed an important role_often in basic terms within the background_possibly as a the reason is, a specific person has lived past his potential and is in determined want of money. FBI agent Earl Pitts bought secrets and techniques to the Soviets to ease his monetary burdens, which got here from his habitually heavy use of female and male prostitutes. Yuri Nosenko collaborated with the CIA after having misappropriated KGB cash to entertain pricey girls whereas on legit tasks in Geneva, and Aleksandr Ogorodnik of the Soviet international ministry used to be persuaded to turn into a secret agent by way of his pregnant Spanish lover, an agent recruited by means of the CIA. within the realm of human habit, intercourse will be the catalyst for dicy or reckless behavior. The A to Z of Sexspionage explores this habit via a chronology, an creation, a bibliography, and hundreds and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries at the mystery companies, operations, and occasions. From Delilah's seduction of Samson in 1161 BC to kingdom division authentic Donald Keyser's conviction of passing secrets and techniques to Isabelle Cheng, a Taiwanese intelligence officer, in 2007, Nigel West recounts the heritage of sexspionage.

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When Ivanov learned of the tragedy from a mutual friend, he contemplated denouncing Beria to Stalin’s son Vasili but was persuaded against taking such a headstrong and dangerous step. At his trial in December, the Soviet Supreme Court heard that when he had been searched one of Beria’s pockets was found to contain a piece of paper bearing the names of four women he had abducted, raped, and murdered, one of them being just 16 years old. Upon his conviction, on 23 December, he was shot by an execution squad led by his chief guard, General Batissky, but the public announcement made no mention of his role as a rapist and murderer but only of his plotting to spy for the British.

The scale of the catastrophe was not lost on Burton Gerber or his deputy, Milton Bearden, who instituted a major review of each case so as to establish whether operational blunders were to blame or if there was something altogether more sinister afoot. Gus Hathaway, who had returned from Bonn in January 1985 to run the Counterintelligence Staff, estimated that up to 45 separate cases had been placed in jeopardy. As the losses mounted from May 1985, Hathaway became increasingly convinced that SE had been penetrated at a high level.

Fluent in Mandarin and the son of a CIA officer, Rick Ames had joined the CIA in 1967 and had turned in mediocre performances as a directorate of operations (DO) officer in Ankara and Mexico City. Nevertheless, he had participated in some significant cases, including those of the Foreign Ministry spy Aleksandr Ogorodnik, and two members of the United Nations, Arkadi Shevchenko and Sergei Fedorenko. He had also participated in a double-agent operation against an East German physicist, Alfred Zehe, then living in Mexico City, who would be arrested in Boston in December 1983 and convicted of espionage in July 1984.

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