DOCUTAINMENT FEATURE
Red Cowboy
  • Share :
Red Cowboy
STORY
image movie

The true spy story that saved the World.

The true spy story that saved the World.

This detective spy story featuring spy Sgt.1st Class Clyde Lee Conrad (✝1988) – FBI Agent and a body language specialist Joe Navarro, counterintelligence officer Col. Stuart Arthur Herrington, Deputy Chief of the CSSR Intelligence Service Ministry for Interior Col. Vilem Vaclavek and the Chief Judge Ferdinand Schüth (all retired) – who stopped the outbreak of the WWIII in the late 1980s, exploring the psychology behind the biggest spy case that could have dragged the World into the nuclear catastrophe.

Chief Judge Ferdinand Schuth: “30 years ago on August 20, 1988 a retired U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officer named Clyde Lee Conrad was sentenced to a life term for what is up to nowadays considered to be the Worst Espionage Breach in US History. His actions against his country almost brought the US to the brink of Cold War defeat.

If war had broken out between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, the West would have faced certain defeat. NATO would have quickly been forced to choose between capitulation or the use of nuclear weapons on German territory. Conrad’s treason had doomed the Federal Republic to become a nuclear battlefield.”

On April 14,1982 a man rang unannounced at the Embassy of the CSSR in Bonn-Ippendorf. He asked for a conversation with a news service and offered his services without any frills. On May 15, 1982, near the Frankfurt main station, the first material was handed over: 45 films – including operational plans of the 3rd American Armored Division, the 2nd French Corps and the 3rd French Army.

And that was the start for the global counterespionage investigation involving FCA, working with the CIA, the FBI, Germany, and several foreign governments. Nine years later it ended with the arrests and/or exposing of eleven participants in a spy ring that had been stealing war plans in Europe and selling them to the Czechs and the Hungarians, who provided them to the Soviet Union….