Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler - Luke Bencie (Signed Edition)

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Each business day, some 35,000 executives, scientists, consultants and lawyers pass through the nation's airports to destinations across the globe. They carry, along with proprietary documents and computer files, the latest in personal electronic gear. Their goal is to further their interests, improve their bottom line, engage in transactions with foreign partners and maintain their competitive advantage. That describes one side of what has become, along with terrorism, the biggest threat to the economies of free nations since the Cold War.

On the other side, carefully watching most of those travelers, beginning the moment they arrive at the airport and often sooner, are uncounted numbers of espionage operatives. These individuals work for foreign intelligence services and economic concerns. They, too, are pursuing a goal: to separate international business travelers from their trade secrets.