A New World for Spies

The Soviet dragon may be dead, but the realm of intelligence remains filled with a variety of poisonous snakes

Most remarkable about the scene were not the security man and woman from the CIA standing outside the Senator's office on Capitol Hill last month. Dennis DeConcini is, after all, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a frequent host to high-level visitors from the agency. What was unusual was the cast of characters they were there to protect. When DeConcini's heavy wooden office door opened, out stepped CIA Director R. James Woolsey -- accompanied by none other than Yevgeni Primakov, head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, successor organization to the KGB. Picking up their guards, the chiefs of the...

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