Bugproofing The Embassy

A plan for the Moscow post

After U.S. officials discovered that their new $192 million embassy in Moscow had been equipped with wall-to-wall Soviet bugs, they tapped former Defense Secretary and Central Intelligence Agency Director James R. Schlesinger to assess the damage and figure out a way to deal with it. Last week Schlesinger confirmed that the situation was bad -- but maybe not as disastrous as it initially seemed. His recommendation: that the U.S. salvage the first five of the eight floors for routine use, rebuild the top three floors to make them bugproof, and construct a new six-story annex to house the embassy's most sensitive...

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