ALDIE, Va., January 21, 2013-Paratext™ is pleased to announce that it has recently signed an agreement with Data-Planet™to index an extensive collection of Data-Planet DataSheets within Public Documents Masterfile™ (PDM). Libraries who subscribe to both properties will link directly from […]
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When we talk about spies, images of famous fictional representations that range from the exciting and debonair world of James Bond to the goofy,
but inventive Get Smart tend to take precedence in our minds over actual cases of espionage. As far as fictional, glamorized professions go, spying is arguably one with the largest gap between the fiction and the reality. The sexy and exciting Hollywood version of spies has little to do with the very serious business of treason.
Seen by governments worldwide as one of the gravest offenses a person can commit, the consequences for treason are dire. At best you’d get prison and the long-term destruction of your reputation, at worst you’d face execution. Considering the risks, what on earth would drive someone to treason? The story of Aldrich Ames shows us one version of how a spy evolves.
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