July 9, 2014

Why America Must Spy on the Germans

James Kirchick, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

I’ve lived and loved in Germany, count Berlin as one of my favorite cities, and—pending reactions to this article—may even move back there someday. But given its intense business and political ties to Russia and Iran, and Moscow’s decades-long cultivation of intelligence assets and collaborators from the first Cold War up through the current one, American intelligence agencies would be crazy not to conduct intensive espionage operations in Germany.

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TAGGED: NSA, Russia, U.S. Foreign Policy, Iran, Germany, United States

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