How To Catch A Cold War Spy

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Since 1985, Ana Montes has been an asset of the Cuban intelligence service. In that time, she’s risen through the ranks to become one of the Pentagon’s most respected voices on Cuban affairs with easy access to classified documents.

By night, she was working for Fidel Castro’s Cuba, listening to coded messages over shortwave radio, passing US secrets to handlers in local restaurants, and slipping into Havana wearing a wig.

FBI Counter-Intelligence Agent Peter Lapp reveals Montez’s tradecraft and how the FBI found the proverbial “needle in a haystack”.

To learn more about the woman labelled “one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history” by America’s top counter-intelligence official listen to episode 277.

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