Explicitly, the current time must be the most uncertain and uncomfortable for those persons engaged in the clandestine service on behalf of the the United States (US). Prevailing questions in respect to President Donald Trump and whether or not he has worked for Russia against US interest, obviously underscores the troubling time for those working in service to the US.
During the Cold War, operatives would have been more certain and comfortable in their service because of the blatant and stark divisions between the East and West ideologies and supporters.
But, today, with investigations continuing into the impact and influence of Russia on the US Presidential Elections in 2016, FBI concerns as to whether or not Trump worked for Russia against US interest and Trump's actions and reactions to matters involving Russia, are more than enough to cause great concern to anyone involved in the clandestine service on behalf of the US.
The current state of US affairs demand immediate answers, conclusions and determinations to ensure the safety, well being and welfare of all US operatives, federal workers and citizens.