An Alpine spook

For seven days last November, 32,000 Austrian soldiers slogged through a muddy stretch of the Danube River valley in what was billed as the country's biggest military exercise since World War II. Though the Austrians invited observers from all the East bloc countries to watch the maneuvers, they were not pleased with the interest shown by a middle-aged man who turned up around the barracks in the small town of St. Polten. He wore high rubber boots, and carried the classic impedimenta of espionage: a camera, binoculars, maps and a...

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