Jeffrey D. Kahn, Assistant Professor of Law Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Dallas): The case of colonel Abel

 


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Джефри Кан (Jeffrey D. Kahn), Assistant Professor of Law Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Dallas): Дело полковника Абеля (The case of colonel Abel)
 

Дело полковника Абеля (The case of colonel Abel)

 

 

 

In June 2010, journalists for the Associated Press reported the arrest of ten Russian spies, all suspected of being “deep-cover” illegal agents in the United States.2 Seeking to convey the magnitude of this event, the journalists wrote in the first paragraphs of their article that this “blockbuster series of arrests” might even be as significant as the FBI’s “famous capture of Soviet Col. Rudolf Abel in 1957 in New York.”3 The reference was probably lost on most Americans, but Colonel Abel’s story of American justice at a time of acute anxiety about the nation’s security is one that continues to resonate today. The honor, and error, that is contained in that story offer lessons worth remembering as the American and Russian systems of justice struggle with a new common enemy, international terrorists.

   

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