More Russia sleepers walk U.S. streets

June 30, 2010 04:52

U.S. intelligence officials have known for some time that Russian intelligence agents are “as active today as any time during the Cold War.

By Jerry Seper at Washington times

They posed as ordinary citizens, living daily, nondescript lives in communities from Arlington, Va., to Yonkers, N.Y. They were married couples with car payments, monthly rents, and telephone and medical bills. They bought computers, gave gifts and ate occasionally in restaurants.

But there was more.

The FBI says 10 people arrested up and down the East Coast on Sunday were part of a deep-cover, or sleeper network, of Russian intelligence agents operating inside the United States, where they sought to infiltrate “policy-making circles” in Washington, recruit government and business sources, and “search and develop” intelligence ties in the United States.

Worst of all, they may not be alone.


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