Discussion on Project Venona.
Project VENONA was a United States counterintelligence program initiated during World War II by the United States Army’s Signal Intelligence Service (later the National Security Agency). Its aim was to decrypt messages sent by the intelligence agencies of the Soviet Union, most notably the KGB and the GRU. Many decrypted messages provided crucial intelligence about…
The Venona project was a top-secret U.S. effort to decrypt messages sent by intelligence agencies of the Soviet Union. In existence from 1943 until 1980, the project allowed American intelligence to understand to some degree the extent of Soviet espionage efforts during the mid-20th century, although most of the deciphered messages were not fully understood…