Tabloid newspapers (and tabloid-influenced TV news shows) have been buzzing about the arrest of Russian spies in the U.S. The arrest led to a trade of U.S. spies held in Russia. Did the Russian spies pose any threat to U.S. national security? Was there a threat to privately developed technology? Or were the spies producing only what one observer dismissed as “salon intelligence,” that which could be gleaned from attending the right cocktail parties?
Did the Russian spies pose a threat?
Posted July 12, 2010, at 7:37 p.m.