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The FBI has uncovered one of the biggest espionage cases in US history. FBI agent Robert Hanssen caused "grave damage" to US security by allegedly feeding secrets to the Russians for 15 years, using his high level clearance to access FBI computers and avoid detection. What can the government do to prevent such breaches while providing necessary access to information? What is the state of US-Russian relations and intelligence in the post-Cold War era? We hear from former CIA and FBI agents, including one who worked with Hanssen, a US attorney who prosecuted Aldrich Ames and others. (Laurie Levenson guest hosts.)
  • Newsmaker: Foreign Policy in the Bush Administration - After campaigning on a wait-and-see foreign policy plan, President Bush has already leapt into world affairs. Lawrence Korb, assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, examines Secretary of State Colin Powell's trip to the Middle East, and Bush's response to the budding relationship between Iraq and China.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Pardoning at the State Level - Former President Clinton shares a dubious spotlight with a handful of governors who have also come under fire for recent pardons. Daniel Kobil, a clemency expert and professor of constitutional law at Capital University Law School in Ohio, talks about the uses, future - and the "Willy Hortonization" -- of the executive power.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Central Intelligence Agency

Nixon Center

Capital University Law School

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