Details of British-US Cold War intelligence-sharing pact made public

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Details of the sweeping intelligence sharing pact struck between the United States and Britain at the dawn of the Cold War were made public for the first time Friday, laying bare the details of an unprecedented espionage arrangement.

The 1946 UKUSA agreement — a secret deal to not to spy on one another and to share nearly every single piece of radio intercept material — was a keystone of the United States' global intelligence-gathering apparatus, allowing it to pool its resources with Britain and other countries.

Canada, Australia, and New Zealand signed on to the pact in later years....

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