Friday, June 5, 2009

Two accused spies arrested

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ordered a review of security procedures after authorities on June 4 arrested a former State Department employee and accused him of spying for Cuba.
Authorities accuse Walter Kendall Myers of "serving as an illegal agent of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government," a State Department statement said.
Authorities also arrested Myers' wife, Gwendolyn Myers, on the same charges. She has never been a State Department employee.
Walter Myers began his State Department career as a lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute. Since 2000, he was a European analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He retired in October 2007, the statement said.
Clinton has ordered Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell to review the case and study how to prevent such episodes in the future.
Clinton has also ordered the State Department "to conduct a comprehensive damage assessment in coordination with the intelligence community."
Reaction has begun to roll in. From Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:
This should serve as a stark reminder that while some seek to entice the Castro regime into behaving like the rest of the free world, Havana only seeks to threaten and undermine U.S. interests at every turn.
The regime uses the art of smoke and mirrors to mask its true intentions but the dictatorship’s constant infiltration of U.S. military installations, intelligence and foreign policy agencies, speaks for itself.
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