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Espionage is the practice of spying or using spies to get information from one’s enemy.  Traditionally espionage was used primarily in regard to foreign governments, but now terrorists groups and businesses can use espionage in order to get information.

The word espionage is a French word which means– to spy or use spies.

Espionage has caused wars, won wars and is the source for many great books and movies.  Although people love to read about espionage and see movies with convoluted espionage plots, in the real world the practice of espionage by the US government makes some American citizens nervous.  For a country which promotes freedom of the individual, it is hard to support the US government practicing espionage overseas and within its own boundaries.  Although most citizens would admit espionage is needed to protect the US and vanquish our foes, they don’t want to know the details of espionage.

Electronic espionage – spy satellites, listening in on telephone conversations, etc – are not as controversial for non-American targets as is the telephone tapping and email tracking against targets within the US.  Alex Garfield in The Very Secret Weapon practices espionage by using spies and through telephone and email tapping and tracking. All of her espionage is targeted against non-Americans and overseas which are the most traditional form of espionage and also the least controversial – but the most fun to read!

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