The U.S. Keeps an Eye on Its Friends

The U.S. Keeps an Eye on Its Friends

The CIA has recalled from Europe several of its top case officers who were running highly sensitive penetrations of friendly governments, say intelligence sources. Convicted spy Aldrich Ames, the sources say, told investigators that he had revealed the European operations to Moscow. The CIA became concerned that Russia might inform Western governments, so the spies were withdrawn to head off scandal. The operatives were posing as businesspeople and would not have had diplomatic immunity had they been caught.

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