Even when presented with extensive evidence of espionage, this White House looks the other way.
Michelle Van Cleave, wsj.com
'He acts like he thinks the Cold War's still on," Vice President Joe Biden said when Mitt Romney recently called Russia America's No. 1 geopolitical foe. "I don't know where he's been." Actually, he's been right here—paying attention.
The vice president may be surprised to learn that there are as many Russian intelligence officers operating in the U.S. today as during the height of the Cold War—it is arrests and criminal proceedings that have fallen off.
We had nine full-blown Russian espionage cases in the 1980s, seven in the '90s, one in 2001 and then . . . nothing. It's been 11 years since the last Russian spy was arrested inside the U.S. government. But if you think that's good news, think again.
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Russian Spies Haven't Gone Away