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Cold War espionage

After the End of WWII, American intelligence efforts turned to the Soviet Union. This began the Cold War, which encompasses espionage, political, and military conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Intelligence Agency the KGB was sucessful in deeply penetrating sensitive areas of the US government. This was usually done with the cooperation of US citizens, who found philosphical objection to the possibility of an American monopoly on nuclear technology, as threat to peace and freedom.

See:Espionage, KGB,

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