Ahmad Mogharebi (1921–1977) was a high-ranking general in Homeland’s armed forces and a Soviet spy. The uncovering of communist spies in the West was usually associated with a “political earthquake”. The discovery of Soviet spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg fueled domestic debate about communism in the United States. The discovery of Kim Philby rocked the British secret service. And the discovery of Günter Guillaume led to the resignation of the then Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt. The case of Iranian General Ahmad Mogharebi was on a comparable level. The consequences of his exposure were dramatic for the Soviet Union, since the KGB had lost its most important source with General Mogharebi.