Glatte The Billion Dollar Spy (Events (During Angletons control of the CIA…
Glatte The Billion Dollar Spy
During Angletons control of the CIA, he adopted a highly paranoid mindset and that translated directly in how he directed the CIA. His thoughts and paranoia carried over into many other directors thinking
CIA director Turner shuts down Moscow branch completely, Hathaway obviously angry
A Russian man has approached Americans working at the embassy on several occasions claiming to have high level intel. He gets no response several times due to suspicion, but then he provides intel on the Russian research into LDSD radar, something highly desired by the CIA. Unfortunately, the agents in Moscow can't do anything bc Turner ceased all operations
Adolf Tolkachev is revealed to be man's name, CKSPHERE
Tolkachev reveals large array of personal information in order to gain the trust of the CIA. It works and Hathaway gets permission to use Tolkachev as an agent in the field
Guilsher is assigned as the american agent to Tolkachev, hes the one that makes all contact and carries out deals with him.
Phone contact is made and packages are dropped off by Guilsher and picked up by Tolkachev.
Tolkachev gives them a notebook with 91 pages of previously unknown intel on soviet radar and aviation technology, all extremely valuable to the CIA
Guilsher drops off several packages for Tolkachev in an old workers mitt, containing instructions from the CIA, evaluation reports, requests, and money. An agreement to pay Tolkachev 1000 ruples a month was made, even though the intel he provides is worth millions
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Tolkachev also writes several encrypted letters to a post box owned by the CIA containing sensitive information on the USSR
A fire broke out at the embassy in Moscow and several "firefighters" attempted to reach restricted areas