William Drozdiak

 

Drozdiak, William. "C'est What?" Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 6-12 Mar. 1995, 16.

One of the factors behind the public accusations of espionage by the French government against five Americans may have been French concern about the recent successful use of U.S. intelligence to thwart French bribes and other shady business practices in international commerce.

Clark comment: It seems clear from this report that the French opted for some reason to mount a full-scale counterintelligence operation against an American female operative and her contacts with a French government official.

[CIA/90s/95/France][c]

Drozdiak, William. "The Cold War in Cold Storage: Washington Won't Part With East German Spy Files; Bonn Wants Them Back." Washington Post, 3 Mar. 1999, A17. [http:// www.washingtonpost.com]

When German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder visited the United States last month, he "was fervently hoping he would return home with ... the top-secret archives of East Germany's foreign spy operations that the CIA spirited away after the fall of the Berlin Wall." However, President Clinton would not even discuss the issue. The Chancellor's "senior aides said privately" that he "was outraged by the ... refusal to surrender files that Germany considers its property. They warned that the impasse soon could seriously damage cooperation on intelligence and other matters between the countries."

[CIA/90s/98/Stasi]

Drozdiak, William. "Dispute Over Truck's Cargo Is Settled in Bonn." Washington Post, 23 Jul. 1984, A17.

[Russia/Sigint]

Drozdiak, William. "Germans Show the Door to Three CIA Agents." Washington Post, 30 Sep. 1999, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"The United States has recalled three CIA agents at Germany's insistence in a fresh sign of tension between the two allies over the scale and purpose of U.S. intelligence-gathering in Germany. The recall of the three Americans, described as a married couple and their supervisor working under cover out of the U.S. consulate in Munich, came after they were accused of using false pretenses to recruit German citizens for unspecified economic espionage, German officials said." James Risen, "Germany Tries to Tell CIA to Stop Spy Operations There." New York Times, 1 Oct. 1999, adds that the couple appears to be "'nonofficial cover' officers."

[CIA/90s/99; Germany/90s]

Drozdiak, William. "A Suspicious Eye on U.S. 'Big Ears.'" Washington Post, 24 Jul. 2000, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost. com]

Discusses NSA's continued operation of its site at Bad Aibling and the concerns expressed by Germans about the role of that site given all the uproar about the Echelon system.

[NSA/00/Echelon]

Drozdiak, William. "Woman Says She Passed Secrets to Soviet Union: Details Revealed in Files Smuggled Out of KGB." Washington Post, 12 Sep. 1999, A27. [http://www. washingtonpost.com]

The files smuggled out of Russia by KGB defector Vasili Mitrokhin "are also said to show how the Soviets eavesdropped on White House and State Department communications, tapped the telephone lines of major American defense industries and planted spies in key companies whose information enabled Soviet engineers to build many advanced weapons systems according to pilfered American designs."

[UK/SpyCases/99/Fever]

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