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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Harry Dexter White
John Koster is not the first author to lay the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor largely at the feet of Soviet agents. He has, however, connected major pieces of that Soviet activity within the United States in significant detail.
That Treasury Department official Harry Dexter White was a Soviet agent — perhaps the most important one in the Red-riddled Roosevelt administration — has been well-documented in defector reports and intercepted intelligence cables. Now startling new evidence has emerged on an attempt by White to tilt international economic policy in favor of the Soviet Union during the postwar Bretton Woods Conference in New Hampshire.
Candidly, after scanning the contents of "Spying in America," I was dubious. It covers some 180 years of espionage in the United States, told in 33 chapters, some only a few pages in length. Hmmm. What new could be learned from such a cursory treatment?
"I have a pretty busy schedule," White says.
When Morgenthau offered mild resistance, White argued, "The United States had not been doing enough for the Soviet Union. [I]f the Soviet Union profited as a result of this transaction we should be happy to give them this token of our appreciation."