The latest in a long line.
The SVR will get no clues about what American counterintelligence has learned or how it did so and will likely have to undergo a time-consuming, divisive, and painful internal review to try and pinpoint what went wrong. And while the Russian spies will not go to prison, their careers as field intelligence operatives are over. They may never again be fully trusted in Russia. Anna Chapman may yet parlay this episode into a new career, but for most of her compatriots, the game is over.
John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr are co-authors, with Alexander Vassiliev, of Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (Yale University Press).
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