The Propagation and Power of Communist Security Services Dezinformatsiya

  title={The Propagation and Power of Communist Security Services Dezinformatsiya},
  author={Max Holland},
  journal={International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence},
  pages={1 - 31}
  • Max Holland
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
When Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe—and with it, the bloc services modeled after the Soviet Union’s Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (KGB)—a sudden hemorrhage of damaging information about the clandestine activities of the Communist security and intelligence services occurred. The more sensational revelations included their covert support for left-wing and neo-Nazi terrorists in West Germany; their international subversion of foreign governments; paramilitary training, weapons, and… Expand
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