The United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released a video of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard meant to urge DIA employees to come forward when they see a security breach.
Pollard was sentenced to life in prison some 25 years ago for selling U.S. state secrets to Israel. The video “Jonathan Pollard: A Portrayal,” produced by the DIA Threat Countermeasures Branch, tells the story of the internal whistle-blower who brought Pollard betrayal to light. The video uses actors to portray both Pollard and “Susan,” the pseudonym of the DIA whistle-blower who exposed the spy. “Susan” discovered that Pollard was not only talking about expensive European vacations, but also taking home piles of classified information. A DIA librarian also noticed Pollard was putting classified material into a briefcase.
The new book, Spies Against Armageddon, by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, is a fresh look at Israel intelligence services and covert operations—and the “strange and strong” relationship between the United States and Israel that Pollard endangered with his espionage.