GERMANY: The Man with 1,000 Secrets

The customs guard at Berlin's West-East Sandkrug Bridge stopped a Ford sedan one evening last week, glanced at the two men inside and gave the customary warning: "You are now crossing into the Soviet sector." The man behind the wheel laughed, said, "That's exactly where we want to go," and drove ahead into East Berlin.

The man at the wheel was Otto John, the expert in charge of all of West Germany's counterespionage. His disappearance behind the Iron Curtain last week shook the foundations of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's West German government and jarred allied secret services from Berlin to Washington....

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