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West Germany / Espionage #305516

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 25, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Bonn, West Germany) Arrest of President Richard von Weizsaecker's secretary on suspicion of espionage noted coming in wake of intelligence chief Hans Joachim Tiedge's defection to East Germany; photos shown. Significance of Tiedge's defection and ramification of his apparent personal problems reviewed. Heribert Hellenbroich, director of West Germany's equivalent of CIA, said refusing to relieve Tiedge of his responsibilities despite receive threat posed by Tiedge's alcohol abuse. [Govt. spokesperson Juergen SUDHOFF - denies military or NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) security have been compromised.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Morton, Bruce;
Tunnell, Doug

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