Espionage: If You Missed the Cold War, You'll Enjoy This

If You Missed the Cold War, You'll Enjoy This

For months, Moscow and Washington have quarreled over how many spies to let into each other's country under diplomatic cover. The Russians feel the U.S. has been stingy; the U.S. says the Russians have been "brazen and blatant," but "we've thwarted" them. The tension broke last week in Moscow with the arrest of CHERI LEBERKNIGHT, 33, ostensibly a U.S. embassy official but actually a CIA spy, according to the Russians. More schoolmarm than Mata Hari in looks, she was snatched late Monday with "ink tablets for secret correspondence" and equipment for detecting surveillance, says Moscow. Administration and intelligence officials tell time...

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