posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 06:01 PM
reply to post by spencer2000
Walker stole the code keys for the Navy's encryption systems and sold them to the Soviets. His son stole coded and plain text copies of the same
messages to allow the Soviets to do a double check of their decoding. I have read books that believe the USS Pueblo was seized by the North Koreans
at the request of the Soviets to obtain the coding machines that were on board.
The author of the book "Scorpion Down" believes that the USS Scorpion was sunk by a Soviet submarine in retaliation for the loss of their K-129. In
the book he states that the Scorpion's location reports were intercepted by the Soviets, thanks to Walker, and decoded, allowing her interception and
destruction by a Soviet sub.
I have heard statements that if Operation Eagle Claw (the rescue of US hostages in Iran) hadn't had to abort due to helicopters breaking down, it
might have been a greater disaster. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, several senior Soviet officers have stated that Iran had been warned
about the rescue attempt due to information decoded thanks to Walker.
I was in the Navy when Walker was caught. There was a massive investigation into the system of granting security clearances. Many people had a
higher clearance than they actually needed to perform their duties and had them reduced.
I personally know of one thing that might be attributed to Walker. One of my squadron's helicopters was using it's sonar near a Greenpeace boat in
the Atlantic on a certain date. Nothing sinister, just training with one of our subs. About a month and a half later, each crewman of that aircraft
received a letter, from Greenpeace complaining about their sonar's endangering marine life. The day, date and time were specifically mentioned in
the letters. Our flight schedules are classified information. On ship they go into the incinerator. I know I've carried the burn bag many times.
One thing, though, flight schedules are also transmitted ashore, in code. I have heard rumors of the Soviets funding groups like Greenpeace and the
Sierra Club in the 70's and 80's to harass the US and NATO. I believe that they were also providing information to these groups as well, like Navy
flight schedules perhaps?