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Doug Saunder
Doug Saunder
(The Globe and Mai/)


Four things we’ve learned from the U.S.-Germany spy scandal

On Thursday, Germany took the unprecedented move of expelling the CIA station chief (a U.S. embassy official official who remains unnamed) from the country. While the exposure or expulsion of the local CIA boss is a commonplace move in places like Russia and Pakistan, it is really unprecedented from a firm ally like Germany – a NATO partner that has numerous intelligence sharing relationships with Washington.