Espionage: That's No Joke, Son

Among U.S. foreign service men who are stationed in Iron Curtain countries, there is an old joke. It is about a foreign service officer who fell in love with a local Mata Hari, took her to bed and was there secretly photographed by Communist agents. When one of the agents later approached the American demanding U.S. secrets in return for the pictures, the foreign service officer looked over the prints and cried happily: "These are great. I'll take ten prints of this one and five of this."

As of last week, Irvin Chambers Scar-beck, 41, a second secretary in...

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