A former Army soldier was arrested yesterday in Georgia and
charged with selling classified national defense documents to
the governments of the former Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
Kelly Therese Warren, 31, of Warner Robins is accused in a
federal indictment of collecting or delivering defense
information to aid a foreign government and conspiracy to do the
According to the indictment, Warren worked from 1984 to 1988 as
a clerk at the 8th Infantry Division headquarters in Germany,
where she prepared classified documents. Her department planned
the operations of the division, whose mission was to defend
Western Europe from attack.
The division kept classified U.S. military and NATO documents
related to the planned allied defense of Central Europe, plans
for the use of tactical nuclear weapons and chemical warfare.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office out of Tampa, which
is prosecuting the case, said he could not comment on what kind
of damage was caused by the alleged spying.
As part of the conspiracy, the indictment charges Warren and
others used their positions with the Army to pass information up
to the "top secret" level.
Top secret information, by definition, is that which could be
reasonably expected to cause "exceptionally grave damage to the
national security" if disclosed.