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3 questions about spies.
Nov 1st, 2007 at 3:29pm
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Does anyone know the total nmber of spies who have been identified and convicted of spying since the CIA/FBI/DOE or any other government agency with access to national secrets started polygraph screening?  If this number is known, how many of these convicted spies also passed polygraphs prior to service, or as part of on-going "national security" testing?   Lastly, is there a list by name of these individuals?

"Although the degree of reliability of polygraph evidence may depend upon a variety of identifiable factors, there is simply no way to know in a particular case whether a polygraph examiner's Conclusion is accurate, because certain doubts and uncertainties plague even the best polygraph exams."  (Justice Clarence Thomas writing in United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303, 118 S.Ct. 1261, 140 L.Ed.2d 413, 1998.)
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Reply #1 - Nov 1st, 2007 at 4:05pm
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Although it doesn't deal at any length with polygraph screening, for a list of modern espionage cases see "Espionage Against the United States by American Citizens, 1947-2001" by Katherine L. Herbig and Martin F. Wiskoff:

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