The last time I checked, we had strict laws in this country against sending spies abroad under cover as journalists. What's with the rather blatant recruiting call, then, from The Washington Times? The company's advertising department, of all places, is looking for journalists to embark on "International Projects." Candidates must have diplomatic skills (ahem), entrepreneurial attitude, and problem solving mojo. Sounds a lot like the language old Bill Morgan used when scouring for candidates to join the fledgling OSS. My sources at certain unnamed agencies insist that the Times is not recruiting anyone on behalf of the U.S. government. I would expect that response, of course, but I am inclined to believe the denials. What, then, to make of this? Maybe the Times' overseers at News World Communications are forming their own private cadre. After all, you never know when you might want to offer new products and services.