Was the Director of Central Intelligence a Soviet agent?

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[…] authors who had spent their working lives in its service. This is, after all, how Helms and Hood counsel us to approach the memoir of the British/Soviet spy Kim Philby: as a product of a foreign intelligence service and a component of its psychological warfare campaigns. So should their and Colby’s memoirs be approached. […]

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Five at Eye

[…] over here. In fact, just four years and five months after the Conservative Government expelled 105 Soviet KGB and GRU (military intelligence) officers from Britain, the Russian spy network is back at full strength. There are nearly 200 Soviet-controlled spies known to be operating in this country. Many enjoy a tenuous ‘cover’ as trade […]

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Eye Spy!

[…] disappoint, but there were no Lockerbie reports visible at Euston (or at Heathrow, or at Liverpool Lime Street). But there was a 116-page glossy mag called EYE SPY! prominently displayed and, rather cheekily, using the same typeface as Private Eye on its cover. So I bought it. At £2.99 for all 116 pages, it […]

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The Citizen Smith case or the spy who came in from Oporto

Why is a Portuguese journalist writing a book about an almost unknown British spy? Recently I had to answer this same question from Igor Prelin, my favourite ex-KGB officer whom I first meet in Cannes, France, during the Television Market Fair of April 1994. After I met Igor Prelin in Cannes, I travelled to […]

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Rothschild, the right, the far-right and the Fifth Man

We understand that Lord Rothschild was badly shaken last year by the many innuendoes linking him to the Cambridge spy ring of the 1930s. A typical example was Anthony Glees’ book on ‘British intelligence and Communist Subversion’: “Rothschild (was) remarkably intimate with people subsequently proven to be secret Communists, and Blunt was a major […]

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In camera injustice

Those who remember my case will be aware that in 1992/93 I was portrayed as a major KGB spy, featuring on the front pages of several national newspapers. My name later appeared in The Mitrokhin Archive, as did Melita Norwood – the ‘Granny Spy’ – but unlike her I have been largely ignored by […]

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Spies and children

[…] of life. That, of course, is one of the many damaging downsides. There are others which are far worse. To the best of my knowledge, the only spy chief to have touched on the impact that espionage has on an agent’s child, albeit in passing, was ex-Stasi chief Marcus Wolf in his autobiography Memoirs […]

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The Kincora scandal and related subjects

[…] — Jim Campbell, Sunday World, 17 April 1983, pp. 20-21. Why did it go on for so long? — John Hunter, Sunday World, 24 April 1983. British spy link with Kincora — Phoenix, 16 September 1983, pp.12-14. Kincora link in my child’s slaying. The brutal murder that shocked war-torn Ulster — Jim Campbell and […]

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Gordon Winter: Inside BOSS and After

[…] as a journalist was that I always leaned backwards to see the other man’s point of view, even the enemy’s. This made me a good journalist (and spy) but not much cop as a human being because most of the time I was a hypocrite to myself and didn’t even know it. Which brings […]

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