“Pentagon’s Top Cuba Expert Pleads Guilty to Espionage”

Tim Golden of The New York Times reports on the case of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst Ana Belen Montes, who according to court documents was already working for the Cuban Directorate of Intelligence when she joined the DIA in September, 1985. If Montes was ever subjected to a counterintelligence-scope polygraph “test,” then it would appear that like CIA spies Aldrich Ames and Larry Wu-tai Chin, Montes beat the polygraph. Reporter Golden notes that Montes “is obliged to submit to extensive debriefings and lie-detector tests by American intelligence and law-enforcement officials who will try to assess the damage she caused to national security.”

For discussion of the Montes case, see the AntiPolygraph.org message board thread, DIA Analyst Charged with Spying for Cuba.

See also Neely Tucker’s Washington Post article “Defense Analyst Pleads Guilty to Spying for Cuba.”

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