The Strange Case Of The Spy In The Winnebago

Did an underperforming spook get revenge for his firing by giving away secrets he remembered?

The Science and Technology Directorate has a bland enough name. But within the CIA, the covert operatives of S&T are the most secretive and closed-mouthed of the agency's spies, with good reason. While billion-dollar signal-intelligence satellites vacuum up phone conversations from space, it is the S&T's techno-spooks on the ground who are cracking encryption codes and breaking into buildings overseas to plant bugs or parking themselves outside in vans to listen in on phone calls surreptitiously with high-tech electronic gear. No wonder the CIA heaved a collective shudder last week when one of its boys from S&T was accused of passing...

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