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News Words: Espionage

News Words
Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words," where we teach you about words in the news. US Army Private Bradley Manning was convicted of making public the largest number of secret documents in history. After three years in prison, the 25-year-old soldier and former intelligence analyst arrived at military court to hear his sentence: 35 years for committing espionage.

Espionage means to spy. It is when a country uses people to get secret military and political information about another nation. And industrial espionage is when a company spies on another business to get plans or technical information. Now, when you hear the word "espionage," your English will be good enough to know what this News Word means.