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SEVERAL YEARS AGO, David Cornwell (better known by his nom de plume John Le Carré) told an interviewer that “espionage was not really something exclusive and clandestine. It was actually the currency of the Cold War. Spies were the poor bloody infantry of the Cold War.” They still are, though these days we are in a different …

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[This article was written for, and first appeared at, EXAMINER.COM] There is a celebration of sorts going on in Russia these days.  The 90th birthday of a British traitor is being marked by a documentary film and personal greetings from President Vladimir Putin—a man who knows a thing or two about the spy business. George …

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George Blake is back in the news. George who, you may ask? Blake, a former MI-6 officer in Great Britain, was “turned” by the Soviets while he was in North Korean captivity during the Korean War—a sort of real-life Manchurian candidate. He spied for the communists for many years, passing secrets along to his handlers. …

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Guy Liddell was the deputy director general of MI-5 (sort of like their FBI, with MI-6 being more like CIA, domestic vs. international work—but much more overlap over there) in Great Britain in 1951. He was also a very good friend to several men who, though also working for the British government–though they actually Soviet …

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