When the FBI Spent Decades Hunting for a Soviet Spy on Its Staff | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine


The FBI never got their “UNSUB Dick,” which sounds like an 80s garage band. Never cracked their only true suspect – found after 25 years of hunting. All of it ate up a lot of resources and cast long shadows on agents with the name Richard in their Soviet division offices. All in all, maybe it is better to hunt bank robbers in Chicago or San Diego than to be in counterintelligence … Such is the life of the real double naughts.

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