Few facts, much speculation at the moment. That should not keep us from figuring this out.
A couple of US citizens from Annapolis decided to pass secret submarine stuff to an unnamed country. The unnamed country alerted the American FBI who led the couple along, posing as intelligence people. They are a husband and wife. The husband was in the US Navy and is a contractor. The level of betrayal is breathtaking.
They will certainly have the book thrown at them, and that seems about right. It is worthy of note that they seem to have been upset that Donald Trump was president and decided to hurt America to something, something, something.
I wonder what the unnamed country was. I bet it was Australia. They are interested in new subs. They would help the FBI. The couple looked into emigrating to Australia.
Let us learn from this sad example. Do not use the handler’s dead drops. They are being watched. Leave your stuff in a dead drop, then tell the handler where it is. Also, if your handler claims to be a Brazilian (or whatever) quiz him to make sure he really is.
What are your thoughts?