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onathan Pollard’s ex-wife Anne and her father were settled in Israel by the government there this week

, the latest chapter in a renewed campaign to free the confessed spy. Israel has angled periodically for Pollard’s release since 1 !, when it admitted, after 1" years of denials, that the former naval intelligence analyst was not a rog#e agent b#t an officially sanctioned spy. $ast %eptember Prime &inster 'inyamin (etanyah# relit the fires #nder the case when, according to Israeli Army )adio, he asked the *bama administration to release Pollard in exchange for a temporary halt in Israel+s constr#ction of ,ewish settlements. A month later $awrence -orb, an assistant secretary of defense at the time of Pollard’s arrest in 1 !., asked President *bama in a p#blic letter to comm#te Pollard’s sentence to time served -- /. years. A handf#l of members of 0ongress seconded the call, which has been bitterly resisted by 1.%. intelligence agencies. (ow another key official at the time of Pollard’s arrest, former 2'I and (avy lawyer &.3. 4%pike5 'owman, is weighing in -- against his release -- in a forthcoming article. 4%ince I was the only person who act#ally to#ched all aspects of the case I tho#ght it was inc#mbent on me to lay o#t the facts,5 'owman, the top legal adviser to (avy intelligence at the time, and who later worked as senior co#nsel at the 2'I and as dep#ty director of the (ational 0o#nterintelligence 3xec#tive, told %py6alk. In a piece written for a forthcoming 7o#rnal of the Association of 2ormer Intelligence *fficers, fo#nded years ago to s#pport the 0IA, 'owman notes that there have been 4few reb#ttals of this escalation of calls for Pollard’s release8mainly beca#se so few were cogni9ant of the scope of Pollard’s disclos#res, or the mis#ses of those disclos#res, and the damage they did to o#r own operations and so#rces.: 6he tr#e extent of the spy’s damage remains locked in government va#lts, 'owman writes, 4beca#se when a plea agreement was reached, it was no longer necessary to litigate iss#es that co#ld have exposed the scope of Pollard’s treachery -- and the expos#re of classified systems.5 '#t the retired (avy captain singles o#t three of Pollard’s leaks, the first being 4the daily report from the (avy’s %ixth 2leet *cean %#rveillance Information 2acility ;2*%I2< in )ota, %pain, a top-secret doc#ment filed every morning reporting all that had occ#rred in the &iddle 3ast d#ring the previo#s twenty-fo#r ho#rs, as recorded by the (%A’s most sophisticated monitoring devices.5 4Probably the most serio#s disclos#re ;of those of which we are aware<

5 the 0IA officer said.5 )onald *live. and #nder c#rrent g#idelines the maxim#m sentence is 1C years. were given life sentences. Bhat Pollard+s crew has done is to take these handf#ls of cases and then extrapolated the sentences saying that Pollard has served far longer than the Daverage’ spy who spied for +friendly services. 4It is certainly the thing that stood o#t in the mind of the sentencing 7#dge? partic#larly when Pollard alleged at sentencing that there really was no harm done. pointing specifically to disclos#re of the )AI%I( man#al.5 'owman also writes that 4Pollard disclosed information to the Israelis that co#ld prevent the 1.5 'owman writes. 'owman also takes aim at -orb’s contention that Pollard has been #nd#ly p#nished. . notes how we collect signals aro#nd the world.erry A.was the 6*P %30)36 (%A )AI%I( man#al.4is two to fo#r years. 46hese were a handf#l of secrets.clearly a foreign policy nightmare.+ : In fact. arg#ing in his open letter to *bama that :the average sentence for Pollard+s offence5 -.-year term given to . says -orb’s math is skewed. 46he s#pporters who claim that the sentence of Pollard was disproportionate to the crime cite three to fo#r cases where Americans sold or gave doc#ments to non-adversary co#ntries like %a#di Arabia. 6hree spies other than Pollard. 'owman says. the top (avy investigator in the Pollard case. and those who committed the crime were sentenced proportionately. and lists all the known comm#nications links then #sed by the %oviet 1nion. from monitoring Israeli activities in the &iddle 3ast -.5 Aard copies of the doc#ments Pollard stole in 1! months co#ld 4fill a room that is six feet by six feet by ten. incl#ding )#ssian mole Aldrich Ames.5 Pollard admitted to prosec#tors that his handlers at the Israeli 3mbassy often goaded him for better-@#ality information.stealing secrets for 4friendly5 co#ntries -.%. which lists the physical parameters of every known signal =or electronic comm#nication>. the average sentence for those ca#ght spying for the )#ssians. Bhitworth. 6he 7#dge interr#pted and bro#ght him #p short. 3c#ador and 3l %alvador. was over "E years. told %py6alk. as well as a co#nterintelligence officer involved in Pollard’s case who insisted on anonymity.5 '#t 'owman. so highly classified. 4=A>is initial handler told him that they already receive +%30)36+ level material from the 1nited %tates. part of the infamo#s .ohn Balker family spy ring. :(o other spy in the history of the 1nited %tates stole so many secrets. not co#nting the "E.: he maintains. in s#ch a short period of time. Bhat they needed was the 6*P %30)36 data they were not yet receiving.

according to vario#s reports. b#t as one investigator in the case told %py6alk. 46hese officials said that Pollard had given classified doc#ments to Pakistan. 4Intelligence officials have #nofficially detailed instances of additional disclos#res to other nations. wrote in the . 4there are only two co#ntries that know the facts 8)#ssia and Israel. the prime minister has ref#sed to pick #p the megaphone.5 %ome the doc#ments Pollard gave Israel ended #p in &oscow. altho#gh that was far and away his main benefactor.onathan+s 7ail cell. and another from his former Israeli handler )afi 3itan claiming that Bashington had reneged on a verbal pledge to release Pollard after 1C years.5 'owman writes. fall short.5 Pollard’s c#rrent wife. however. And 7#dging by 'owman’s forthcoming piece. for (etanyah# to go p#blic with a demand to Bashington that Pollard be released.: It+s long past time. 4provide Israel with the golden key to open . likewise. she said. 3sther. 江江江江 .*f co#rse. Pollard didn’t 7#st spy for Israel. his private pleas will.er#salem Post &onday that the statement of s#pport by -orb. Bhich leads me to believe we will never know the tr#th. %o#th Africa and two other co#ntries they declined to identify. %o far.