Tag Archives: Colonel George Trofimoff

The Tearing of War

In how many ways does war destroy? It tears at the social fabric of the attacker but even more so the attacked. It destroys infrastructure and access to food, shelter and sanitation. But one effect of war is the separation of families. Young George Trofimoff in Berlin had an extended family....

The Trofimoff Inconsistency

Colonel George Trofimoff was convicted of spying for the KGB in a Tampa federal court in 2001. He was 74 at the time of his conviction and was the highest ranking U.S. military personnel ever convicted of spying. In 1917, the Communist Bolsheviks assassinated his grandparents,who were of the Czarist nobility. His grandfather was a...

Youthful Reflections by George Trofimoff

After Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party came to power after his election as Chancellor of Germany, the country started to change drastically. The industrial and economic developments quickly became obvious: there were no longer any unemployment lines looking for jobs and there were no lines for food or consumer goods....

Trofimoff Trial Strategy

Colonel George Trofimoff was tried and convicted of spying for the Soviets. He is the highest ranking U.S. army officer ever convicted. Prosecutors use a rich basket of subtle tricks to influence juries. In Colonel Trofimoff’s trial it began early, by the very naming of the case. A KGB defector had given...

Trofimoff (The Glow of Retirement)

Colonel George Trofimoff was suspected by the FBI of having delivered classified documents to the KGB in the 70s. This suspicion did not arise until the mid-90s when British Secret Intelligence Service shared what little information they had from a recent KGB defector that some high ranking American military intelligence...

A Note of Reason (United States of America v. George Trofimoff)

There is a propagandist strategy I call “a note of reason”. It is used by good (successful) salesmen, evangelists, and core political ideologues. The idea and the approach is simple, but it takes practice to perfect. When used effectively, the customer, the church goer ( I am always reminded of...

Trofimoff Sting (2)

George Trofimoff was the highest ranking U.S. military officer ever convicted of spying. It began in an odd way. A KGB archive clerk defected to Britain in 1992. His notes indicated that there had been a high ranking U.S. military intelligence officer in Germany who leaked classified documents to the...

The Trofimoff Sting

The FBI decided, based on limited information from a KGB defector, that Colonel George Trofimoff had leaked classified information to the Soviets in the decade of the 70s. It was a time when Col. Trofimoff was Chief of an interrogation center for the U.S. Army in Nurenberg, Germany. The FBI...