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Counterintelligence: Stephen Joseph Ratkai

Counterintelligence can be described as activities designed to prevent or thwart spying, intelligence gathering, and sabotage by an enemy or other foreign entity. This guide provides books, articles, reports, websites, and videos on the subject.

Stephen Joseph Ratkai

Stephen Joseph Ratkai is a Hungarian-Canadian who was arrested, charged and convicted of espionage in Newfoundland in February 1989.  Recruited by Soviet Intelligence to become a courier for information at the US Naval Station in Argentia, Newfoundland, he was caught in a sting operation and was arrested after receiving documents from a U.S. Navy double agent.  He pleaded guilty to charges of espionage and was sentenced to 9 years in prison.


Video-- Argentia Spy Case


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