When Friends Spy on Friends

IN THE POST-COLD WAR WORLD, INDUSTRIAL SPYING IS A HOT issue. Recently the threat of espionage cast a pall over U.S. firms planning displays at June's Paris Air Show. Now the CIA, the FBI and other American intelligence agencies are racing to finish their first-ever systematic study of the problem of foreign governments' spying on American companies. "There is an ongoing effort right now to scope out the size of it," says a senior intelligence official. "Our answer in the past has been too anecdotal. The point of this study is to move from the anecdotal to the analytical." An initial...

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