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It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus double agents are recruited and used. Sun Tzu, The Art of War
You don’t say! Doctor, you’re not intimating that I’m some sort of spy, are you? Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s1e3: Past Prologue, Garak to Doctor
You want me to spy on Quark for you? Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s2e16: Shadowplay, Bashir to Kira
My character is far more disreputable. I am a spy. Yes, I work for one of the nation states of this era – Great Britain. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s4e10: Our Man Bashir, Bashir to Garak
In the aftermath of World War II ordinary German soldiers claimed they knew nothing of the holocaust. They blamed all its atrocities on the SS. Now, new evidence only recently discovered exposes the full extent of that lie. The evidence comes from one of the most audacious operations ever conducted by British Intelligence. German prisoners of war were secretly bugged and the conversations they thought private transcribed word for word. Spying on Hitler’s Army: The Secret Recordings, Channel 4 2013
Three stately homes were converted into unlikely prison camps and wired for sound. ibid.
Only the transcriptions remain. ibid.
Safeblower Eddie Chapman: one of the most important double agents of the Second World War. He was known by the nickname Agent Zigzag ... Chapman offered his services to the Germans ... He offered to work as a double agent ... Eddie Chapman was awarded the Iron Cross. He was the only British citizen to receive one. Wartime Secrets with Harry Harris: Outwitting Hitler
The Duchess was obtaining a variety of information concerning official activities which she was passing on to the Germans. FBI papers released under Freedom of Information Act, cited Edward VIII: The Nazi King
Careless words are your Achilles heel; there are informers everywhere. Dr Ian Mortimer, The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England II: The Rich, BBC 2013
We have learned in recent years to translate almost all of political life in terms of conspiracy. And the spy novel, as never before, really, has come into its own. John le Carré
Having watched the form of our traitors for a number of years, I cannot think that espionage can be recommended as a technique for building an impressive civilisation. It’s a lout’s game. Rebecca West, The Meaning of Treason
They’re secret service men. Romanzo Criminale s2e3 starring Francesco Montanari & Vinicio Marchioni & Alessandro Roja & Marco Bocci & Daniela Virgilio & Andrea Sartoretti et al, Scialoja to underling, 2012
The Secret Service was set up by the Treasury Department in 1865 as an investigative agency working on financial crimes. But after the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901 the Secret Service became in effect in the President’s official body guard. The President’s Book of Secrets, History 2010
The Black Budget is the secret part of the Federal Budget; it’s a part of the Federal Budget that Congress in fact is not able to see. Trevor Paglen, author Blank Spots on the Map
Julius [Rosenberg] was soon asked by his Russian contact to see what he could find out about a military town being built in New Mexico ... It was to do with nuclear energy ... codenamed Manhattan. Great Crimes & Trials s2e19: The Rosenbergs, BBC 1994
That September David Greenglass claimed to have sketched the Nagasaki bomb’s inner workings for Julius; his [Julius’] sister Ethel is said to have typed up his ten-page description. ibid.
On the 2nd February 1950 came the arrest in Britain of a scientist Klaus Fuchs who had worked on the Manhattan Project. The FBI had tipped off British Intelligence that a recently deciphered KGB message dated 1944 pointed to the identity of the traitor. It seemed likely that Fuchs, a naturalised Britain born in Germany, had been betraying secrets to the Russians. Faced with the evidence he confessed ... His treachery caused a rift between the wartime Allies. ibid.
Like Rosenberg a dedicated communist, Fuchs had been feeding the Soviet Union with atomic research information. ibid.
Gold was arrested and began to sing to save his neck ... By a process of elimination, the FBI identified David Greenglass. ibid.
Julius Rosenberg was arrested on the 17th of July and Ethel on the 10th of August. ibid.
We are innocent ... To forsake the truth is to pay too high a price even for the priceless gift of life. Ethel & Julius Rosenberg
We are the first victims of American fascism! Ethel Rosenberg, spy facing execution 1953
In 1943 America was at war. At Arlington Hall outside Washington DC Army codebreakers were trying to penetrate enemy communications. Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies, PBS 2013
Shocking evidence of Soviet espionage inside America’s most secret location: Los Alamos in Mexico. ibid.
Implosion: a sphere of plutonium was encased in a metal shell called a tamper then surrounded by a layer of explosives ... The initiator would spew out neutrons. ibid.
In September 1949 the Soviet Union tested an atom bomb. ibid.
Gus: Gold identified David Greenglass as his other source at Los Alemos. ibid.
In the summer of 1950 the FBI arrested Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. ibid.
Ted Hall was a KGB spy. ibid.
I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union. Aldrich Ames
I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union. Aldrich Ames
I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counter-espionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment. Aldrich Ames
I said in court a long time ago that I didn’t see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed. Aldrich Ames
For twenty-two years [Robert] Hanssen had secretly supplied the Soviet Union and later Russia with sensitive information. America’s Book of Secrets s1e7: The FBI, History 2012
They are an elite force ... But who really joins the US security force? And what if they had a secret mission? America’s Book of Secrets s3e9: The Secret Service
Some cannot handle the pressure. ibid.