Who was ‘Venona's’ ‘Ales’? cryptanalysis and the Hiss case

@article{Mark2003WhoW,
  title={Who was ‘Venona's’ ‘Ales’? cryptanalysis and the Hiss case},
  author={E. Mark},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={45 - 72}
}
  • E. Mark
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • One of the most notable messages in ‘Venona’ is No.1822, which the NKGB's Washington station sent to Moscow on 30 March 1945. As the message describes an agent of the GRU who circumstantially resembles Alger Hiss, it has strengthened the position of those scholars who have argued that Hiss was a Soviet spy. John Lowenthal, Hiss's lawyer, urges that an alternative reading of No.1822 exonerates his client. A review of the evidence shows that factual considerations exclude Lowenthal's reading of… CONTINUE READING
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