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The Spy's Dilemma
Stalin peeking over the documents
Mission Briefing

You are a Soviet agent. The date is late December 1945. World War II is over. Relations between your country and America have been rapidly deteriorating. The Soviet Union is worried that the United States will turn its power against Soviet interests in the world. Your government has asked you to find out what you can about American foreign and defense policies and about American intelligence capabilities.

Through a contact, you enter the White House. You have 45 minutes to examine sensitive files from President Truman’s safe and film the five you think will be most useful to your country’s leader, Premier Josef Stalin. Write down your reasons for selecting the documents you choose. If you do well, you may be allowed to live…

A problem in intelligent choice and a matter of life and death