Fallout From The Scandal

When Secretary of State George Shultz phoned President Reagan from Moscow last week, he was forced to make his call from a special communications van flown over from the U.S. In the wake of the charges that Marine guards had allowed KGB agents into the embassy, his cables to Washington were dispatched through a communications system that had been elaborately reworked to safeguard their encryption. American security experts took exceptional pains to ensure that the Secretary's sensitive communications were not intercepted by hidden Soviet listening and decoding devices. Although arms-control issues dominated the Secretary's visit, the sex-for-secrets controversy continued to cast...

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