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France / Espionage #290128

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1983
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(Studio) France's defense of yesterday's expulsion of large number USSR diplomats and journalists for espionage noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Paris, France) Issue of high tech USSR espionage here examined; films shown. No. Soviet agents working for KGB and GRU in France identification by French counterintelligence agency (DST) noted. Analysis of Soviet competence by former French agent Pierre Levergeois outlined; target of USSR high tech espionage in France listed. Former interior minister Christian Bonnet noted revealing discovery of USSR agent's efforts to steal entire Exocet missile (used in Falkland Island war) for shipment to Moscow. Possible long-range effect of French crackdown considered.
REPORTER: David Andelman

Andelman, David;
Rather, Dan

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