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Trial Begins for Espionage Suspect

Opening statements are heard in the trial of Brian Regan, formerly of the National Reconnaissance Office. He's accused of trying to sell spy satellite data to Iraq, Libya and China for millions of dollars. The defense counters that Regan had no information that could harm the US. Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty if Regan is convicted. Hear from NPR's Larry Abramson.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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