Published On: Sat, Feb 17th, 2024
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Why some aging spies won’t walk out of U.S. prisons, long after the Cold War

Aldrich Ames is seen leaving a U.S. federal courthouse in Alexandra, Va., after being arraigned on spying-related charges on Feb. 22, 1994.

Thirty years after the arrest of Aldrich Ames, the double agent remains in a U.S. prison. Analysts say the fallout from such stinging betrayals can jeopardize national security and put lives at risk — all factors that play into determining why some spies, like Ames, remain locked up indefinitely.

CBC | World News

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