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Counterintelligence: Kurt Lessenthien

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.

Kurt Lessenthien, USN

Kurt Lessenthien, a Navy petty officer, was arrested April 1996 for attempted espionage after offering nuclear sub information to the Russians.  He arranged to pass along classified information in exchange for thousands of dollars. In October 1996, Lessenthien was sentenced to life in prison.



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