Letter From Lawrence Korb, Asst. Secretary of Defense

October 19, 1990

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Dr. Lawrence J. Korb
The Brookings Institution
Center for Public Education
1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington D.C. 20036-2183

Dr. Morris Pollard
Coleman Professor and Director
Lobund Laboratory
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

Dear Professor Pollard:

It was with great sadness and empathy that I read your letter of September 24, 1990. It must be so very difficult for you to deal with your son's situation.

I am not aware of exactly what Weinberger told the Court about the impact of the information Jonathan passed to Israel. I do know that Weinberger had an almost visceral dislike of Israel and the special place it occupies in our foreign policy. In my opinion, the severity of the sentence that Jonathan received was out of proportion to his alleged offense.

I wish there were something I could do to help you, but I am afraid all I can offer you are my prayers and empathy.

(signed) Larry Korb

Lawrence J. Korb

Dr. Korb was an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower during the Reagan Administration.