I wonder if the KGB used this analysis to better conceal their own agents acting as embassy personnel?
Also, it seems like the various US secret agencies have a rock-solid reason for needing as much money as they do -- they're so terrible at HUMINT they have to try and close the gap with really expensive technology.
At the heart of the current crisis is a fundamental problem: there are virtually no legal ways for a refugee to travel to Europe. This situation has led to a vast, shadowy human-smuggling industry, based in Turkey, the Balkans, and North Africa, which European officials have recently estimated to be worth as much as $1 billion per year.
Late last year we heard that the BBC was brewing up a new 3-part miniseries version of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent. Now the cast has finally come together, and filming is slated to begin this month. The Guardian reports ...