To the Editors:

We appreciate Andrew C. McCarthy’s kind words about our research into Communist espionage, but it would be mistaken to believe our work aligns us with Diana West’s conclusions or arguments. West’sAmerican Betrayal makes serious historical interpretive errors that incorrectly attribute American military and diplomatic policy decisions to a coordinated plot by Soviet intelligence. In our more than twenty years of archivally based research on Soviet espionage in America, we have uncovered ample documentation of Soviet intelligence obtaining American technical, military, and diplomatic information but very little indicating successful policy manipulation.

It is equally mistaken to believe...

 

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