Although the hostile feelings between the United States and the former Soviet Union have eased with the breakup of the U.S.S.R. into the Commonwealth of Independent States, spying continues on both sides. The CIA director says the United States needs to "dramatically" increase its "human intelligence collection" and the FBI says Russian spies are as active as ever. Eventually, Russian officials say, the number of spies will be scaled down, but the Russians would expect the United States to make reciprocal reductions.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Is continued spying still necessary, or should it be reduced in these days of tight budget restrictions and cutbacks? Should the United States go ahead with its plans to establish embassies in 14 former Soviet republics in part to serve as listening posts?
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight Sunday. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.