The Great Debate

The communist on J. Edgar Hoover’s payroll

By Tim Weiner
March 1, 2012

This is an excerpt from Enemies: A History of the FBI, published this month by Random House.

US intelligence spending – value for money?

By Bernd Debusmann
July 16, 2010

America’s spy agencies are spending more money on obtaining intelligence than the rest of the world put together. Considerably more. To what extent they are providing value for money is an open question.

America’s spies and a language crisis

By Bernd Debusmann
July 2, 2009

Bernd Debusmann— Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. —