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The Nation

American counterespionage forces are undermanned in their battle against increasingly advanced Soviet spying, according to a published report. Four agents are needed to cover one suspect day and night, and “we don’t even have a man-to-man defense,” CIA Director William J. Casey was quoted as saying in today’s editions of the New York Times. At least 700 intelligence agents have reportedly been identified among Soviet officials and members of the Soviet delegation to the United Nations, and it has been estimated that there are 300 to 400 FBI agents assigned to monitor the agents.


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