Washington, D.C. has many museums. But beginning next year, the city will have a museum devoted to spies. The Spy Museum is scheduled to open in the spring and will be devoted to celebrating what it calls the "people and spirit" of espionage.

In today?s edition of Dateline, VOA's Erin Brummett talks with Spy Museum Operations Director Peter Spurney about why the nation's capital needs a museum honoring spies.

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