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Special Assignment (Espionage) #92885

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Extent of USSR espionage in United States and implications of number Americans facing trial as Soviet spies examined; scenes shown. [General Richard STILLWELL - feels there's seller's market on secrets.] Areas of Soviet espionage gains listed, discussed; Christopher Boyce, Geoffrey Prime, William Kampiles cited as exs. [Author James BAMFORD - explains importance of info. provided by Boyce and Prime.] [William COLBY - notes significance of Kampiles' activities.] [STILLWELL - cites USSR 's ongoing concern with US communications technology.] Info. Sovs. gained from seizure of USS Pueblo and from information provided by Boyce, John Walker and others considered; information provided by William Bell recalled. [STILLWELL - considers Bell's case representative of major loss by US.] Secrets provided by James Harper mentioned. [STILLWELL - believes United States technological lead is diminishing due to espionage.]
REPORTER: John Martin

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John
Duration:
00:04:00

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