Intelligence: State Department E-Mail: Anyone Seen a Laptop?

State Department E-Mail: Anyone Seen a Laptop?

The search for a notebook computer containing some of the U.S. government's most highly classified secrets is growing desperate. The device vanished from a heavily guarded facility in the State Department in January. State at first refused to give a description of the device, apparently fearful that an exact ID would assist foreign intelligence agencies in recovering the machine. But late last week, State took the unusual step of circulating an e-mail to staff asking for help in recovering a "black Dell Latitude laptop." Anyone with knowledge of its whereabouts was asked to call an officer in the Diplomatic Security Service....

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