Despite the Cold War mystique surrounding alleged Russian spies living within the U.S. under "deep cover", Al Jazeera reports that spying is an eternal art, valuable to a nation no matter the epoch. "Although many people had assumed that intense rivalry between intelligence agencies, such as the CIA and KGB, were a thing of the past, the fact is that nations still want to know what their enemies, and even their friends, are thinking. Glenmore Trenear-Harvey, a former British intelligence officer, told Al Jazeera that the alleged actions by the 11 suspects accused of acting as agents of a foreign government were likely 'part of the constant spying that goes on between these nations'."