When he was arrested for selling classified secrets to the Soviet Union, John Walker revealed that he had been a spy from 1968 to 1985 and members of his family had also participated. Their actions constituted one of the most serious breaches of security in US history. What motivated a career naval officer to become a spy during the height of the Cold War? Walker has now decided to go public with a document he wrote for his children to explain his actions. It makes for enlightening reading.
John A. Walker Jr. (Springfield, MO) is currently serving a life sentence for the crime of espionage at the US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners.