When you say "lip service" do you mean an espionage scene?
In this one there's one at the beginning involving an attempt to extract information at the Kremlin. There's also a neat scene later in the movie where a ruse is played to try and get information from an informant.
I think this movie probably had the best espionage scenes of all of the movies.
Indeed, I quite liked the dual-deceptions in the hotel sequence.