Crawling with Bugs

The embassy spy scandal widens, affecting Marines and diplomats

Where would it end? The Marine spy scandal that had started with a lonely U.S. embassy guard confessing he had succumbed to the charms of a beautiful Soviet receptionist in Moscow had escalated into what appeared to be one of the most serious sex-for-secrets exchanges in U.S. history. Not only had the Marine's partner been charged with helping him let Soviet agents prowl the embassy's most sensitive areas but last week a third Marine sentinel was accused of similar offenses. A fourth Marine, stationed at the Brasilia embassy, was taken to Quantico, Va., for grilling about espionage. Several others were recalled...

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