A Deadly Serious Game

A U.S. Officer Is Shot and a Startling Bugging System Uncovered

Odd as it may seem, even the murky realm of superpower espionage is governed by an etiquette of sorts. The U.S. and the Soviet Union accept the reality that each seeks access to intelligence about the other in the course of many diplomatic, academic and cultural contacts. Conversely, each agrees to refrain from using certain methods to gather information about the other, in the interest of conducting normal relations. Last week Moscow was caught in two major breaches of this code of the covert. One ended in the cold-blooded killing in East Germany of a U.S. Army major, in violation of...

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