Man, the headline here buries the lead on this one.
In the forthcoming bombshell of a book by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vasseliev, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB In America (Yale Univ. Press, 2009), the authors prove beyond a shadow of a doubt—-using never before seen actual KGB files—-that the Rosenbergs were indeed atomic spies; that the military data their network stole seriously compromised America’s security, that Ethel Rosenberg was involved with her husband from the start and worked to recruit others to the network; that Julius recruited a previously unknown atomic spy, Russell McNutt, and that their primary loyalty was to the Soviet Union and not to their own country. You will learn the details in their book, and in the review I am preparing for The Weekly Standard.
I recommend any of Haynes & Klehr’s works. Yale University Press’s Annals of Communism series is invaluable.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.