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President Reagan is Stunned by the Scale of Soviet Espionage

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In 1981, President Mitterrand of France took Ronald Reagan to one side and revealed an extraordinary intelligence operation. It was a revelation that would turn the Cold War on its head.

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It's a Cold War story involving a turncoat KGB agent, doctored computer chips, and a fiery blast in the Siberian wilderness big enough to see from space. Modern historians investigate the claim of a 1982 Russian gas pipeline explosion to see if it was the result of the world's first-ever cyber attack, a retaliatory measure ordered by Ronald Reagan to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

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