The ten spies the United States caught and traded for higher-value prisoners in Russia didn’t get their hands on any state secrets. Instead, expert John McLaughlin says they are the kind of worker bees that provide safe houses, launder money and support the “real” spies. The former CIA director says that’s business as usual for international espionage, and everybody does it.
@ Brookings Podcast: Russian Spy Ring Business as Usual
July 16, 2010