In approximately 250-500 words comment on the following:
The Venona Project was an important chapter in US intelligence history. Comment on the major
espionage themes you learned from this week's readings (pick anything you want to discuss). Here are a
few examples to help get you started:
•What did the deciphering of Soviet messages teach us about Soviet espionage techniques?
•Who was vulnerable to Soviet recruitment and why?
•Why did some Americans feel the need to aid the Soviet Union and harm the US?
•What cover stories worked well for spies in the US?
•What impact did spying have on the US or Soviet atomic weapons program?
Use examples, demonstrate you have read the materials, and apply critical thinking skills to earn
maximum points on this forum. Show your sources as well--it assists in the rigor of your thinking.
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was created in 1942 during WWII. The current president of the