American Morning

Tune in at 6am Eastern for all the news you need to start your day.
June 30th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

A look at the surprising, Cold War-era espionage plot

(CNN) – Most of the 11 people suspected in the alleged Russian spy ring lived all-American lives, with spouses, successful careers and children. The FBI says it was all a part of an elaborate cover to gather U.S. intelligence. But what exactly were they after? And what did they manage to get? To help answer some of those questions, we were joined on Wednesday's American Morning by Oleg Kalugin, the former chief of KGB foreign counterintelligence.

Filed under: Crime • World
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Smith in Oregon

    Inside the alleged Russian Spy ring? Name a single important individual other than everyday American citizens any of these alleged spys actually spoke to or gleaned any information whatsoever from.

    Red baiting, notions of stenography and burst transmitters just don't make it in the post Bush Family Values era. Prosecution Attorney Richard Nixon might have easily been able to railroad the Rosenberg's to dual electric chairs in that era of fear and constant nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere, but not today. You actually need solid proof of allegations to charge people with crimes.

    News Media agencys should push and pressure the FBI and federal justice to produce any names whatsoever they have proof of being compromised.

    A large number of Chinese American business persons transmit a very large amount of information back to China regarding business dealings, population sentiments where they are located, friends, problems etc. NONE of which is seen as 'spying' and it's not spying, it is common sense.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm |