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CSPAN
Jan 2, 2015 9:05pm EST
in the united states to do spying on the american atomic bomb program. a man named george koval. koval was born in iowa, but he went at a very early age to the soviet union.sts% both of his parents were russian natives and he was brought to the soviet union at an early he actually went to college in the soviet union before coming back to the united states. the great story is, he became an electrical engineer in the soviet union, did all the physics and chemistry research there, had a degree. then was sent into the united states as somebody who had never gone to college before. when he went to college in the united states, everybody's like, this guy is a natural! he learns everything so quickly! you know, he was acing tests without studying. he was kind ever -- this guy is just like all these top scientists. because he had already learned all this stuff already. he was noticed, for obvious reasons, by the u.s. military and sent to be part of the < atomic bomb project. we know how important he was. as you can see on the slide. when this was finally declassified in russia in novemb
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2015 4:24am EST
the middle of it. groves went berserk, as you can expect, went to george marshall. groves was one person as a one-star general that could walk into george marshall's office screaming and throwing stuff and not get court-martialed for it. he went into the office screaming bloody murder. convinced marshall of the stupid idea. then convinced stimson this is a really stupid idea. groves got in the middle, slowed it down and eventually conceded as a compromise to give them one kilogram of enriched uranium. 2.2 pounds which you can't do a whole lot with. this is like 10% refined uranium, too. you couldn't even make a nuclear reactor out of this. you need about 80%, 90% refinement of uranium to make a bomb. so, yes, he was very much -- they were very much looking to please the soviets because they were allies, but there was no transfer of uranium that made a difference at this point. yeah, right back there with the glasses. and then directly next to you after that. and i saw you up here. >> i have a couple questions real quick. could you say the germans were going about it the wrong way
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2014 4:20pm EDT
professional, the individual that was sent specifically to do spying. he is a man named george ko val. he was born in iowa. at an early age, he went to the soviet union. both of his parents were russian natives. he went to college in the soviet union before coming back to the united states. the great story is he became an electrical engineer in the soviet union and that all of the physics and chemistry research to the unitedce states as somebody who never went to college before. sitting tests -- acing tests. noticed for obvious military ande u.s. sent to be part of the atomic bomb project. we know how important he was. ,hen this was declassified putin named him a hero of the russian federation. what made him so dangerous is that his role in the manhattan project was not as a scientist or a technician. it was as a health physics officer. it was his job to make sure nobody was getting too much radiation. we talked about safety considerations. there was no laboratory you couldn't go into. there was no when you couldn't talk to. he could go from all the different labs, from los alamos oak
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2014 8:20am EDT
. marshall. george growes is one person as a could walkneral who in george marshall's office and scream and throw stuff and not court-martialed for it. he convinced marshall this is a stupid idea. went to convince stimpson it's a stupid idea. growes got in middle, slowed it down and conceded as a them onee to give kilogram of enriched uranium. pounds. you can't do a lot with it. this is 10% refined uranium. you couldn't even make a nuclear reactor out of this. you need 80-90% uranium refinement to make a bomb. yes, he was very much -- forget the spy angle. they are looking to please soviets because they were allies but there was no transfer of uranium that made a difference at this point. with thek there glasses. then next to you after that. i saw you up here. a couple of questions real quick. could you say that the germans in the wrongout it water --the >> right. >> was that the wrong way to go the united what states did? >> right. question is do you that thes true counterintelligence under leslie growes is worth investigating wrong people? >> i will answer the second first.n ye
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