POS Pollard was a natural-born citizen of these United States. He accepted a position of trust in the service of these United States, his native land.
He then betrayed his native land to one or more foreign powers.
He's a traitor and a spy. He can rot in his medium security prison for the duration of his sentence.
An intelligence agent is not a spy. An intelligence agent works for his country, to gain information about foreign countries. A spy sells out his own country to foreign countries. The former is honourable and patriotic. The latter dishonest and a traitor. Pollard is a spy; a liar and a traitor.
Folks who have trouble figuring out their allegiance and loyalty should not be granted access to nationally sensitive information, and should stay the hell out of the military, intelligence, and diplomatic communities.
Stuff and nonsense.
He’s a traitor and a spy. He can rot in his medium security prison for the duration of his sentence.
An intelligence agent is not a spy. An intelligence agent works for his country, to gain information about foreign countries.
Condee called for spying. She didn’t say “let’s recruit more intelligence agents and register them with the Israeli government.” She wanted spying. Nothing personal, I’m sure. America spies on its allies and its enemies. So does everyone else. Some have been caught spying on Israel, and sentenced to less than a decade of prison. This is the ordinary way of doing business. Furthermore, the information that Pollard passed to Israel, regarding, for example, Syrian poison gas programs, Iraqi nuclear programs, were highly relevant intelligence that the US had agreed to provide Israel, but which his superiors were ordering him to withold for nefarious reasons. I don’t say that he wasn’t a spy. But that’s not unusual in intelligence work, and ultimately, the good that he did by committing that crime outweighs the harm, and “mercy becomes kings more than their crowns.” Of course, if you insist on your pound of flesh, well...