Insincerely Yrs.

The U.S. State Department offered a backhanded compliment of sorts to agents of the KGB last week. "The Soviets are becoming more sophisticated," said an official commenting on the State Department's release of six documents that it claimed were Soviet forgeries. The department offered no proof, only the observation that the fakes fit a pattern of Soviet mischief-making in the past. The documents, which included letters that were purportedly signed by President Reagan and other high Administration officials, seemed designed to embarrass the U.S. and create friction with its allies. As it turned...

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