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Operation Ghost Stories

Operation Ghost Stories: Inside the Russian Spy Case Operation Ghost Stories Happy Halloween! The FBI has released new information about Operation Ghost Stories, one of its successful counterespionage efforts that culminated in several arrests last year. "The arrests of 10 Russian spies last year provided a chilling reminder that espionage on U.S. soil did not disappear when the Cold War ended. The highly publicized case also offered a rare glimpse into the sensitive world of counterintelligence and the FBI’s efforts to safeguard the nation from those who would steal our vital secrets. Our case against the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) operatives—dubbed Operation Ghost Stories—went on for more than a decade. Today we are releasing dozens of still images, surveillance video clips, and documents related to the investigation as part of a Freedom of Information Act request."