FBI Spy Case Targets Pentagon

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photoA two-year FBI investigation of possible espionage on the part of Israel uncovered a link to the Pentagon. Larry Franklin is an officer in the Near East and South Asia office in the Pentagon and is suspected of offering classified material to a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The material in question concerned U.S. policy toward Iran.

The leak of this information sparked charges of excessive Israeli influence on Pentagon policy in the Middle East, and counter-charges of a witch hunt with anti-Semitic undertones.

Click one of the "listen" links for a look at Israel, the Pentagon, and the battle in Washington over claims of influence and espionage.


Bob Drogin, Staff Writer for the Los Angeles Times

Steven Walt, Professor of International Relations and Academic Dean at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Andrew McCarthy, contributor to the National Review On Line and former chief assistant U.S. attorney.

This program aired on September 13, 2004.


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