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The identity of a fourth spy who passed on US atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union during the 1940s has been unveiled in a new article published by the CIA's in-house journal.
The article's authors have named the American traitor as electrical engineer Oscar Seborer, following their examination of recently declassified FBI documents and a study of archival materials from the KGB.
Seborer - Age - Los - Alamos - Laboratory
Seborer, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 93, worked at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico in the 1940s, when American physicists were developing the world's first-ever atomic bomb.
The research and development of the nuclear weapons were part of a top-secret program known as The Manhattan Project.
Seborer - Information - Bomb - Developments - Soviets
Seborer is alleged to have sent highly-confidential information about the bomb developments to the Soviets, for whom he worked under the code name 'Godsend'.
The US detonated the world's first-ever atomic bomb July 16, 1945, in New Mexico.
Country - Communist - Rivals - Soviet - Union
However, the country was left stunned when their communist rivals in the Soviet Union successfully tested their own atomic bomb just four years later.
The fact that the Societs managed to replicate the atomic bomb so quickly intrigued government officials and investigators, who later determined that there were spies in America's midst passing on detailed information to their enemies.
Identities - Spies - Seborer - Los - Alamos
The identities of three spies have already been named. Like Seborer, they were all employed at the the Los Alamos Laboratory while the US was developing the atomic bomb.
In 1950, physicist Klaus Fuchs was the first to be arrested, after it was uncovered that he passed on detailed information about the hydrogen bomb to the Soviet Union.
Atomic - Heritage - Foundation - Experts - Fuchs
According to The Atomic Heritage Foundation, experts estimate that Fuchs’ intelligence 'enabled the Soviets to develop and test their own atomic bomb one to two years earlier than otherwise expected'....
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