ESPIONAGE: Siegfried's Journey

A thin, small, birdlike man, peering through heavy horn-rimmed glasses, was presented to reporters in West Berlin last week as the biggest spy catch in years. His name: Siegfried Dombrowski. His former job: deputy chief of East Germany's military espionage organization, innocently called "Administration for Coordination." Dombrowski, 42, told newsmen he had defected "several months ago," and brought with him long lists of agents and dispatches that he had turned over to the "proper Western authorities." The total East German apparatus, he declared, involved control of 60,000 agents, with 13,000 of his own agents working undercover in...

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