WEST GERMANY: Bugs on the Rhine

The U.S. Army command in West Germany, with almost 200,000 troops, is the largest non-German force left in the country. With East and West talking détente, the Army has little to do but keep house. Recently, however, it has been engaged in another activity: spying on civilians.

Although press reports said that such activity started in June, TIME Correspondent Stanley Cloud has learned that Senate investigators have obtained evidence strongly suggesting that intelligence officers launched the spy effort as early as last year. The evidence indicates infiltration of radical, dissident and pro-McGovern...

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