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Posted on 06/26/2003 7:25:55 AM PDT by Stultis
Introduction to the VENONA Project
An Effort to Digitize and Enhance the VENONA Documents
by Mr. William P. Crowell, Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
In July 1995 the Intelligence Community ended a 50-year silence regarding one of cryptology's most splendid successes - the VENONA Project. VENONA was the codename used for the U.S. Signals Intelligence effort to collect and decrypt the text of Soviet KGB and GRU messages from the 1940's. These messages provided extraordinary insight into Soviet attempts to infiltrate the highest levels of the United States Goverment.
Today, we are proud to offer these exceptional documents on the NSA home page and we invite you to study and interpret them in the context of history. NSA has declassified over 3000 messages related to VENONA. We believe they will not only provide a window into Soviet espionage during the 1940's, but will also give you a glimpse of the important contributions signals intelligence and cryptographic expertise make to our nation's security.
|Remembrances of VENONA ^
|Posted by ckilmer
On 05/06/2003 10:39 AM CDT with 10 comments
National Security Agency ^ | 11 July 1995 | Mr. William P. Crowell
Remembrances of VENONA ---------------------------------------- National Cryptologic Museum NSA Home Page Note: The following are the remarks made by Mr. William P. Crowell, Deputy Director of NSA when the declassification of the VENONA project was announced at CIA Headquarters on 11 July 1995. Mr. Crowell retired from NSA on 12 September 1997. In the early 1960's, shortly after joining NSA, I was one of a small but fortunate group of agency employees invited to a meeting with Frank Rowlett, one of the eminent NSA cryptologists who had been so successful during World War II. For over an hour Frank told us...
|We Told You So - Secret Venona Intercepts ^
|Posted by First_Salute
On 07/06/2002 11:31 AM CDT with 73 comments
Insight on the News ^ | Vol. 13, No. 37 -- Oct. 6-13, 1997 | Stephen Goode, 1st article; Tiffany Danitz, 2nd
For education and discussion purposes only. We Told You So By Stephen Goode Since the fall of the Soviet Union, hard proof confirms that the Communist Party U.S.A. was active in espionage and clandestine activities. Liberals steadfastly claimed it wasn't true. What amazes me is that it is far worse than I thought," Hoover In-stitution research fellow Arnold Beichman tells Insight, emphasizing every word. Beichman, author of books such as Anti-American Myths: Their Causes and Consequences, is talking about the amount of espionage and clandestine activity carried out by American members of the Communist Party in the United States from...
|Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies - the Venona Project on NOVA, PBS ^
|Posted by edwin hubble
On 02/05/2002 7:33 PM CST with 29 comments
NOVA on pbs 8pm EST ^ | 2/5/2002 | NOVA production
Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies NOVA reveals startling new evidence that Soviet spies penetrated America's deepest secrets, including the Manhattan Project, in the 1940's. By cracking the code of Soviet diplomatic cables, the FBI was able to hunt down "atom spies" such as Klaus Fuchs and Julius Rosenberg. But the true "master spy," a physicist named Ted Hall, got away -- and his gripping story is presented for the first time by NOVA. Original broadcast date: 2/5/2002 Topics: biography, mathematics, technology/crime, technology/weapons and warfare *************** (from NOVA website:) Welcome to the companion Web site to "Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies," ...
|What Red Scare? HUAC And Venona ^
|Posted by Radioheart
On 08/29/2001 9:28 AM CDT with 11 comments
FrontPageMag.com ^ | August 29, 2001 | Ronald Radosh
What Red Scare? HUAC And Venona By Ronald Radosh In the past two weeks, much has been made of the announcement that the US National Archives has released 600 boxes of previously sealed records from the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Actually, only one box has been released so far. continue
|The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage [book review] ^
|Posted by NativeNewYorker
On 01/23/2001 11:30 AM CST with 20 comments
upi | 1/23/01
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Soviet Cold War espionage has piqued the interest of many for decades. Yet, the unearthing of the Soviets' spy efforts had a simple beginning. In 19 45, a Soviet code clerk in Canada, Igor Gouzenko, defected and told Canadian and U.S. authorities of Soviet espionage in stealing the atomic bomb during World War II. Before Gouzenko was able to meet U.S. authorities, two Americans, Whittaker Chambers, a former editor of Time magazine, and Elizabeth Bentley, later dubbed the "blond spy queen," defected from the Communist Party USA and told the authorities they had acted ...
Wasn't Harry (?), FDR's close friend that lived in the White House a Communist Spy??
One of the Venona books had a discussion on why Hopkins was probably a Soviet spy. The one reason is that Hopkins met the illegal rezident (the second Soviet spymaster who is in the US not as an embassy employee, but uncover just in case the embassy is every closed down) and no one other than Soviet spies are supposed to know who this is or meet with him.
Those books, plus Chambers' Witness, are must-reads.