Spotting And Acceptance

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Young adults receiving clearances may be much more receptable to foreign influence. When one has their whole life ahead of them with no guarantees, a promise of money and success will sound very tempting. Take the Cambridge 5 for example. In the 1930’s the Russians used the method “spotting and assessing” to influence promising young college students at the University of Cambridge knowing that one day they could become an asset. One of their targets was Kim Philby, who later became a Russian spy while working for the British government through World War II until the 1950’s. The method of spotting and assessing is a valuable technique, but the risk of foreign countries targeting the American youth is a danger to the American infrastructure.

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