Brian Kelley dies at 68; veteran counterspy broke Russian code

Veteran counterspy Brian Kelley, who broke a code on how Moscow communicated with its agents and was mistakenly hounded later by the FBI, died Monday at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 68. Kelley died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack, his wife, Patricia, told the Washington Times. Kelley spent 20 years with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, doing counterintelligence work, until 1984, when he moved to the CIA. While working in the agency's counterintelligence office, Kelley unraveled a method used by Moscow to secretly communicate with its agents. That led to the discovery of State Department diplomat Felix Bloch, a suspected spy, but the investigation of Bloch...