Let's Just Fire The Spies
The CIA appears to be having the same kind of success with economic spying on U.S. allies as it had spying on its enemies. In the case of the old Soviet Union, intelligence estimates of the size of its economy in the 1970s and 1980s were wildly inflated. Economic spying on Japan and France recently is proving equally unproductive. Japan got everything it wanted in this past summer's auto talks, despite electronic eavesdropping by U.S. intelligence agents on its negotiating team. And French counter-intelligence agents set up a sting on CIA operatives trying to "get" Paris' position on agriculture in General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade talks. The American economic spies were unceremoniously booted out.
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