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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.
Basic question is - who led the McCarthy lynching and why?
could someone explain why Jewish people seem to lean towards Communism a tad more than other religious grups? Socialism, Communism seems to be a thread on these Jewish intellectuals.
The Venona Secrets
by Alan Caruba (August 23, 2003)
Article website address: http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=3010
|Summary: "Venona" is the name given to a top secret program to break Soviet codes and read intercepted communications between Moscow and its intelligence stations in the West.|
He wouldn't have believed that Alger Hiss, a highly placed State Department officer and the first, interim Secretary General of the United Nations, was also a Soviet agent or that Harry Hopkins, one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's top advisors, was also an agent. He probably believed the Rosenbergs who helped the Soviets get our A-bomb secrets weren't guilty, but they were. J. Robert Oppenheimer who directed the Manhattan Project that developed the A-bomb gave aid and assistance to the Soviet Union, but he was so revered after the end of the war the government merely took away his security clearance.
The fact is Joe McCarthy was right, but by now his name has been turned into a dirty word by the same liberal, leftist propaganda machine that today is trying to convince Americans the President "lied" to them about Iraq. They had to wait until after the FBI's first director, J. Edgar Hoover, was dead before they dared to slander his reputation.
How do we know this? The answer is "Venona", the name given to a top secret program to break Soviet codes and read intercepted communications between Moscow and its intelligence stations in the West. The program began in February 1943 by the US Army's Signal Intelligence Service, the forerunner of the National Security Agency. The cables that a small cadre of very young deciphers worked on were initially dispatched between 1940 and 1948, but the effort continued apace from 1947 through 1952, and continued to crack the cable codes right up to 1980.
By the end of Venona, 2,900 Soviet messages had been translated and the yield in intelligence regarding the way the Communist Party USA, directed entirely by the Kremlin, sought to uncover our secrets and to influence government policies is breathtakingly astonishing. In 1995, Venona was declassified.
We can be grateful to Herbert Romerstein and the late Eric Breindel for making the huge effort to tell the story of this extraordinary cipher-breaking program in their book, "The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors" (Regnery Publishing, $19.95, softcover, 608 pages). This book, in part, documents the revelations in Ann Coulter's current bestseller, "Treason." It is based both on the declassified Venona information and on the archives of the Communist International that were kept in Moscow, as well as the files of other Communist parties in Eastern and Central Europe. They became available to researchers after the fall of the Soviet Union.
So why don't more Americans know about the Venona project? Ask that question of the liberal mainstream press that, to this day, still slanders the reputation of those brave men who dared to suggest that the Communist Party USA was a threat to this nation and that "McCarthyism" is still the real threat. The truth is, ignoring your real enemies---as we learned on 9-11---is the real threat.
Venona revealed that US policies were influenced or thwarted because of Americans who were Soviet agents and served high up in our government or were in positions to secure essential wartime information and information that affected our nation's policies during the course of the Cold War. They were quite different from spies who sold out the US for money; they were the true believers in Communism.
Frankly, I doubt my Father fully comprehended the threat of the Soviet Union and the Cold War. I was sure, however, that he bought into every Leftist lie of his day because his day began with The New York Times and included reading The New Republic and even Foreign Affairs, the quarterly of the Council on Foreign Relations. His was a steady diet of propaganda designed to make the dictatorship of the proletariat look like a noble aspiration, a great goal, instead of the enslavement it represented for millions behind the Iron Curtain or subject to it in Red China, North Korea and Cuba.
You shall know the truth and it shall set you free. The truth is, in the 1940s and the decades that followed, the State Department, the US Treasury, the CIO until it expelled some of its unions, and even the US Army, was thoroughly infiltrated by Americans whose loyalty was to the Soviet Union, a nation bent on the destruction of capitalism and the democracy upon which it is based. Ironically, you can thank the Soviet Union for Social Security and for the failure of our present educational system. Both were implemented by Leftists, the latter being based on the former Soviet model.
Hollywood won't tell you that. Instead, you can rent "The Majestic" starring Jim Carrey that includes scenes of a film writer being ruined by the "Red scare" of the 50s. The members of the "Progressive Caucus" in Congress won't tell you that, but they are as Red as they come. The New York Times won't tell you that, but the newspaper's long history of lies is now becoming more widely known.
"The Venona Secrets", however, spells it out and documents it. My father died in 1993. Venona was declassified two years later. He was a good man, an intelligent, well-read man, but he was wrong about a lot of things. He didn't grasp what vast numbers of ordinary, working Americans instinctively understood. The threat was and the threat still is Communism. And now, add to that enemy, the new one, Islam. Not surprisingly, both use terrorism as their primary tool of conquest and control.
|About the Author: Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, "Warning Signs", posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center.|
I’ve had libs telling me for years that this was all lies, there was NO WAY thier heros were on the Soviet Payroll.
I’m surprised these papers didn’t make in to the fires of the Ministry of Truth’s Memory Hole....
Excellent Compilation of information on Venona. Saving for later and to share with others.