BIOLOGICAL ESPIONAGE: SPECIAL OPERATIONS OF THE SOVIET & FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IN THE WEST
Author: Alexander Kouzminov
Publisher: MBI Publishing, Feb 2005
The threat of biolgical terrorism & sabotage is not new. This frank, eye-opening report covers secret operations in the west. Greenhill Military Paperback. Intro by Nigel West.. 8 pages of plates; 6x9 inches, 176 pgs.
Greenhill Military Paperback.
* Expose? of Russia's clandestine biological weapons program
* Uncovers the covert practices of the Soviet and Russian intelligence services in the West
* Written with extraordinary insight and frankness by a former KGB operative
In the wake of September 11, the threat of biological terrorism and sabotage has been thrust to the forefront of public consciousness. However, this is far from being a new phenomenon. From the Second World War onwards, the Cold War powers devoted considerable resources to developing what became known in the military as "bugs and gas."
This groundbreaking new study lifts the lid on the top-secret Department 12 of Directorate S (Special Operations)--the elite inner core of the Soviet KGB and its successor, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. During the 1980s and early 1990s the department was charged with the encouragement of biological espionage, the planning and preparation of acts of biological terrorism, sabotage, and biological war, and supporting the Soviet biological weapons program.
Their work was carried out primarily through the activities of so-called "Illegals"--a network of Russian intelligence operatives, who were secretly deployed to the West and covertly operated there, masquerading as citizens of Western countries under assumed names and life stories.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alexander Kouzminov, one of Russia's top operatives, , has decided to break his silence and reveal in depth for the first time the department's tasks, plans, and tactics. More disturbingly, he explores what others in the West and the developing world are and could be capable of. In doing so he aims to identify the need for active international cooperation between nation states to manage the biological risks that have arisen as a result of international biological espionage activities.