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This Week’s Dead Drop: October 22

MORE CRUMBS FROM THE PEANUT BUTTER SUB SANDWICH: This week, some additional delicious morsels emerged about allegations that civilian Navy nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana’s attempted to serve up submarine secrets to some foreign nation.  The couple pleaded not guilty on Wednesday and will be tried separately.  Ms. Toebbe’s lawyers threw her husband under the bus, saying in court that Jonathan’s tradecraft was terrible. Crackerjack writer Fred Kaplan, in Slate, tried to ferret out what nation might have been on the receiving end of the reported tradecraft using a half peanut butter sandwich with a surprise inside (restricted data about U.S. nuclear powered subs.) Kaplan noted, as The Dead Drop did last week, that the intended receiving country appeared to have been cooperating [...]

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