It was then that she met and fell in love with a Russian captain and began an intense affair.
When he was shot down and blinded in the war, she begged the French government for permission to go to the front to see him. But Mata Hari, it seems, had other plans. Once in Germany, she made a deal with the Germans to spy on the French — effectively becoming a double agent. In January , French intelligence intercepted a German military attache-encoded radio signal to Berlin.
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The German communication mentioned that they were receiving amazing information from a German spy codenamed H Mata Hari was identified and arrested in a Paris hotel room on Feb. Married couple Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American communists who were executed in for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. He was responsible for passing classified reports and designs to the KGB, including a fuze design which was used to shoot down a U-2 in He then recruited his brother-in-law, Sergeant David Greenglass, who worked at Los Alamos on the Manhattan Project to design a nuclear bomb.
Greenglass later admitted to passing on classified information through Julius and Ethel. Alarmed by the speed with which the Soviets arrived at their first nuclear test, U. All eyes turned to the Manhattan Project, where it was discovered that a German physicist working there had sent plans to the Soviets through a courier, Harry Gold.
Gold gave up Greenglass, and from there, things unraveled quickly. Court House after being found guilty by jury in That never happened. The case against them began in , and both were found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage and executed by electric chair in Sing Sing Prison in He argued that the role of special forces should be in supporting flexible, deep operations that prevented the enemy from joining the fight effectively — just the sort of operation exposed by the Dutch secret services this week.
The style of conflict envisaged by Kvachkov is very much that now used by Russia, and which the UK and other major Western nations are still struggling to understand.
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