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FBI Changing Counterintelligence Tactics

The world wants what America has, from cutting-edge computer software to scientific research and sensitive defense technology, and nations and overseas companies are increasingly using espionage to get it. In fact, the FBI believes more foreign spies than ever are operating in the United States. Even as it concentrates on preventing terrorism, the FBI is overhauling its counterintelligence efforts to blunt the threat. Agents are less focused on finding spies among diplomats and embassies — hallmarks of the long Cold War with the Soviet Union — and more interested in espionage directed at corporations, research centers and universities. “Left unchecked, such a situation could greatly undermine U.S. national security and U.S. military and economic advantage,” FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress recently. Full Story

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