Hailed as a Hero, Executed as a Spy, and Exonerated Decades Later
Lee Soo-keun escaped to South Korea from the North through a hail of bullets in 1967, only to be hanged as a spy two years later. Almost 50 years later, his name has been cleared.
The Week in Tech: Fears of the Supply Chain in China
For a week now, people have been buzzing about an article that sounded as if it had come from a high-tech spy thriller. Does it point to larger problems?
Chinese Officer Is Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges of Economic Espionage
The Chinese intelligence official was arrested in Belgium and brought to the United States, an escalation of the Trump administration’s effort to crack down on Chinese spying.
David Wise, Journalist Who Exposed C.I.A. Activity, Dies at 88
The C.I.A. tried to quash one book, to the point of buying up all the copies. But the publisher said it would just print more. It became a best seller.
Spy Poisoned in Britain Fed MI6 Agents Secrets on a Putin Ally, New Book Claims
Months before he was poisoned by a nerve agent, Sergei Skripal spoke with a journalist, cautiously. “You see, we are afraid of Putin,” he said.
Lawrence Martin-Bittman, 87, Master of Disinformation, Dies
He was a dirty trickster for Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Then he defected to the West and taught the perils of propaganda to journalism students.
China Accuses Taiwan of Using Students for Espionage
“Taiwan calls on China to rein itself in from this precipice as quickly as it can,” the island’s government responded, accusing Beijing of hypocrisy.
U.S. Spies Rush to Protect Defectors After Skripal Poisoning
When a Russian intelligence officer believed to be a hit man entered the United States, he tracked down a fellow Russian who had worked as a C.I.A. informant. F.B.I. agents grew alarmed.
The F.B.I. Is Quietly Contacting Cubans in Florida, Raising Old Alarm Bells
Several Cuban-Americans in Florida say they have been visited by agents and asked about their contacts with Cuban government officials.
Overlooked No More: Marthe McKenna, Nurse Who Spied for the British in World War I
Her nursing skills gave her the perfect cover for espionage. She later produced a thrilling memoir that Winston Churchill couldn’t put down.