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Soviet Spy George Koval in the Manhattan Project during World War II

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George A. Koval was an American-born Russian scientist who, during World War II, was a Soviet military intelligence agent. Working within the Manhattan Project, Koval provided critical technology from the Oak Ridge and Dayton locations that drastically reduced the amount of time it took the Soviet Union to develop and detonate its first nuclear device on August 23, 1949,resulting in the decades long nuclear arms race with the United States during the Cold War. This story will reveal fascinating details about the only known Soviet intelligence officer to penetrate secret U.S. research and production Manhattan Project facilities during World War II.

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