Business Travel: When The CIA Calls

The agency might want to know about your travels abroad

The chief operating officer of a small East Coast Internet company had just returned from a meeting in Asia last year with representatives of a nation unfriendly to the U.S. when he got a call from the CIA. The Internet executive had worked in other parts of the Federal Government before his jump to the dotcom world and knew that the agency is always interested in gathering what it can from Americans who travel abroad. So he agreed to meet the CIA officer and describe what he had seen and heard on his trip. "I do this because I and the...

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