Skip to comments.Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,.....Or... Joe McCarthy was more right than he ever knew
Posted on 02/05/2002 11:06:24 PM PST by quietolong
NOVA reveals startling new evidence that Soviet spies penetrated America's deepest secrets, including the Manhattan Project, in the 1940's. By cracking the code of Soviet diplomatic cables, the FBI was able to hunt down "atom spies" such as Klaus Fuchs and Julius Rosenberg. But the true "master spy," a physicist named Ted Hall, got away -- and his gripping story is presented for the first time by NOVA. Read Venona Intercepts By Peter Tyson
In 1995, the U.S. National Security Agency broke a half century of silence by releasing translations of Soviet cables decrypted back in the 1940s by the Venona Project. Venona was a top-secret U.S. effort to gather and decrypt messages sent in the 1940s by agents of what is now called the KGB and the GRU, the Soviet military intelligence agency. The cables revealed the identities of numerous Americans who were spies for the Soviet Union, including those chronicled in NOVA's "Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies."
The four Venona cables presented here provide striking evidence of the covert activities of several atomic-era spies, including Klaus Fuchs, Julius Rosenberg, and Theodore Alvin Hall. Through the cables and accompanying stories, peer through the keyhole into the secret lives of these and other agents, who gave away details of the atomic bomb and other highly sensitive technologies. Watch for code words such as "Enormous," which stood for the Manhattan Project, America's atomic-bomb program
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One of the things that it showed was how many Communists spys there were in high government posts. AND that there were over 300 spys never identified
How many do we have in government NOW.
Joe McCarthy Didnt know how right he was. Or as McCarthy said. "The government is full of Communists.
And you know what? We still have 'em. When you hear Hollywood and the media go crazy about people who were "Black Listed"...it is out of fear and loathing. The left knew they were found out--and they didn't like it.
LOL Well for gods sake Its PBS in Boston ( little /s )
I think that he should somewhat be demonization. Had he conducted him self better instead of trying to make political hay the term McCarthyism would not have evolved to keep others from digging into this.
The book Dark Sun goes very much into this It's a good read !
Well let's make it !
The first FR production !
Literally boxcars of "stuff" got shipped to the USSR - oh, yes the head of Lend-Lease - Harry "The Hop" Hopkins!!! One of FDR's favorites!!!
And today's 'journalists' still use McCarthy's name as a smear word. Tail gunner Joe was getting too close and they still want the truth buried about foreign interest supporters, then and now.
When you see someone today catch the flak of pundits (Buchanan), you know he is over the target.
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