Oppenheimer 'passed on secrets'

NEW YORK - J Robert Oppenheimer, hailed by many as the father of the atomic bomb, helped pass details of the nuclear device to the Soviet government, a former top Soviet spy chief says in a new book. The former spymaster, Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, says the Soviets received progress reports on the development of the bomb from Oppenheimer and other scientists involved in the Manhattan Project. Excerpts from his book, Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness - a Soviet Spymaster, appear in the latest issue of Time magazine. Reuter

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