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Unformatted text preview: Did Communism Threaten Americas Internal Security After World War II? Haynes and Klehr open the first article discussing the origins of the secret American Venona Project . It originally commenced with one Carter Clarkes distrust in Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. The project comprised of specialized people monitoring cablegrams of Soviet diplomats. Code-breakers eventually determined that the Soviets had spies peppered in nearly all of Americas important government agencies, both diplomatic and military and they also discovered that numerous important government officials were in close-contact with the Soviet intelligence agencies and passing extremely sensitive information to them. While Haynes and Klehr feel that keeping the project secret was crucial, they agree that there were negatives of it, such as the long and arduous trial of the Rosenburgs, which could have been much...
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