Saturday, September 6, 2014

FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics As Spies, Influence Agents

Veteran national security reporter Bill Gertz offers a piece at the Washington Free Beacon on the FBI's report on Cuban intelligence recruitment of leftist American academics.

Cuba’s communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week.

Cuban intelligence services “have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting U.S. universities under the assumption that a percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to information of use to the [Cuban intelligence service],” the five-page unclassified FBI report says. It notes that the Cubans “devote a significant amount of resources to targeting and exploiting U.S. academia.”

“Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services, including the [Cuban intelligence service],” the report concludes.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read about Cuban intelligence's successful recruitment of a spy in my Philadelphia Inquirer review of True Believer: Inside the Investigation and capture of Ana Montes, Cuba's Master Spy via the below link:

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