CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

1999

Trouble with Germany

Materials arranged chronologically.

Drozdiak, William. "Germans Show the Door to Three CIA Agents." Washington Post, 30 Sep. 1999, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"The United States has recalled three CIA agents at Germany's insistence in a fresh sign of tension between the two allies over the scale and purpose of U.S. intelligence-gathering in Germany. The recall of the three Americans, described as a married couple and their supervisor working under cover out of the U.S. consulate in Munich, came after they were accused of using false pretenses to recruit German citizens for unspecified economic espionage, German officials said."

Risen, James. "Germany Tries to Tell CIA to Stop Spy Operations There." New York Times, 1 Oct. 1999. [http://www.nytimes.com]

German television has reported "that German officials ha[ve] asked a married couple employed by the CIA, along with a superior from Munich, to leave [the country] after the internal security service had compromised their espionage operation. They were not listed as official diplomats, but rather appear to be what the CIA calls 'nonofficial cover' officers who pose as executives or use other civilian covers to conduct espionage."

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