May 10, 2012
America: A Nation of Spies and Snitches
J.M. Berger, Foreign Policy
Infiltration and other spy games hold a particular fascination for the American psyche. When a terrorist attack succeeds, Americans demand to know where their intelligence services were and how they could have missed the warning signs. When all's quiet, however, Americans are generally happy enough to look the other way -- so long as the dirty work of keeping the country safe stays out of sight.
TAGGED: United States, Terrorism