Two Americans are arrested and charged with spying for
I’m reminded of other big espionage cases and the responses that followed from the
Like when it was discovered in 1985 that the Soviets had placed listening devices throughout the U.S. Embassy building in Moscow while it was under construction – “It’s nothing but an eight-story microphone plugged into the Politburo,” Congressman Dick Armey said – or that in 1987 the Soviets had compromised a U.S. Marine guard at our embassy in Moscow. The Reagan Administration of course responded by breaking off diplomatic relations, President Clinton restored them, only to break them off again when it was discovered that the Russians had bugged a conference room in the State Department.
Or when the
And more recently, there was the case of the Chinese presidential airplane, a Boeing 767 that had been refitted in the
CORRECTION: The espionage stories above are all true, as the links will show. The parts about the governments’ responses, I made those up.
In fact, President Reagan was under pressure to put relations with
But Reagan and Shultz would not accede to a Senate resolution calling for the Secretary to postpone his
Cuban espionage against the
So is the fact that
Either it’s in our interest to ensure that migration from
Declining to engage with