TITLE

Eyes on the spies

AUTHOR(S)
Linnell, Garry
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Bulletin with Newsweek;4/6/2004, Vol. 122 Issue 6415, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Whoever first coined the phrase that prostitution is the world's oldest profession was obviously relying on some bad intelligence reports. Whoring might have its roots in the ancient past. But surely the spying game beats it for longevity. The need to know and anticipate an enemy — and the human race has always managed to find or manufacture one ever since it learnt to stand upright — has always played a critical role in world affairs. But when it comes to reliability, chalk up a victory to the hookers. As we have seen in the fallout from the Iraq war, the quality of the western world's leading intelligence agencies is coming under increasing scrutiny. Unlike the Cold War days, when the enemy was clearly defined, spying in the new millennium has become a tough business, despite all the technological advances.
ACCESSION #
12976920

 

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