Still Spying After All These Years

After a spate of spy scandals, Moscow says it is cutting back on snooping abroad. But is it bluffing, and can the West afford to drop its guard?

When seven astronauts blasted off aboard the space shuttle Atlantis from Cape Canaveral earlier this year, they scarcely imagined that a longtime KGB spy would be among those waiting to fete their homecoming. But veteran Belgian aerospace journalist Guido Kindt was on hand in Houston, the site of the Johnson Space Center, to offer them a hero's welcome. Ostensibly there to wrap up a deal to ghostwrite the autobiography of the shuttle's Belgian crew member, Kindt apparently had other business: he was keeping an eye on the U.S. space program for his paymasters in Moscow. Once back in Belgium, he and...

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