No Entry: The embassy spy case fizzles

The embassy spy case fizzles

"The KGB was here!" When that cry, or versions of it, echoed through the U.S. embassy in Moscow last March, horrified security officials reacted swiftly. Certain that two Marine guards had let Soviet agents prowl through the building and plant listening devices, authorities closed the electronically shielded meeting-room "bubble," tore out cryptographic and other communications gear and sent messages to Washington by courier through Frankfurt. Those steps, as well as a global investigation of the Marine guard force, have cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 million. But last week one senior Marine officer concluded that the alleged penetration of the embassy...