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Can Squirrels Spy for People? Iran Thinks So

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Can Squirrels Spy for People? Iran Thinks So

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Can Squirrels Spy for People? Iran Thinks So

Can Squirrels Spy for People? Iran Thinks So

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Iranian news agencies this week reported the capture of 14 squirrels equipped with espionage systems along the border.

Robert Baer, who worked for the CIA in Iran, intelligence expert James Bamford and wildlife professor John Koprowski, who co-authored the book North American Tree Squirrels, discuss historical attempts to use animals in intelligence gathering and the likelihood that the U.S. or any other country could count on squirrels to retrieve any useful information.

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