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Big Boom! A Desperate Race for Intelligence!

(1) Putting conspiracy aside for just a moment, the facts remain that post-World War II, the United States found itself in a desperate race with the Soviet Union on many fronts. One of the most important was atomic weapons. Each of the players struggled to stay on top, with new technologies and strategies to keep … Continue reading »

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The ENORMOZ VENONA Intercepts, Secret Agents, and the “peacefully atomic” postwar years.

(1) It’s easy to look back at the fifties and see a time of big-finned cars, teenagers, and that “evil” Elvis Presley. It’s also quite fashionable to satirize and poke fun at the tone of McCarthyism and Communist spy hysteria that swept the country during those years.   However, no matter how we feel today, … Continue reading »

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