The FBI’s dogged pursuit of a “native-born Communist”

J. Edgar Hoover had an urgent request. “You will prepare without delay a 5″ by 8″ white card captioned as above and reflecting your investigative case file number for filing in your Confidential Security Index Card File.” Hoover’s 1949 memo, now declassified, contained all the terrible details about an American writer and historian named Howard … Read more

Espionage: The Myers case 10 years later

Convicted of spying for Cuba, Gwendolyn Myers soon adapted to life behind bars, telling a friend, “Did you know you can floss your teeth with the elastic in underpants?” Her husband, Kendall Myers, also wound up in prison. He once held a TOP SECRET security clearance at the State Department and earned $131,996 per year. … Read more