WEST GERMANY: The Returncoat

At the check point between East and West Berlin, the blue Ford sedan of Danish Newspaperman Henrik Bonde-Henriksen was too well known to draw the special attention of the Communist police. Seated beside him as he drove through one evening last week was a man puffing furiously at a pipe, his hat pulled down over his eyes. The guard waved them on. Otto John, onetime head of West Germany's counter-espionage organization, was on his way back to the West.

At a critical moment in the EDC debate 17 months earlier, John had stunned the West by defecting to the...

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