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New EU sanctions target Russia army, intelligence chiefs

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Brussels:  Russia's armed forces chief of staff and its military intelligence chief were among 15 people listed on Tuesday as targeted by the European Union's latest sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. General Valery Gerasimov, army chief and the country's deputy

REVIEW: The Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency

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By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. New York, NY: Checkmark Books, Facts-on-File, 2003. 282 pages. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An encyclopedia is defined as a comprehensive reference work containing full, complete, in-depth, thorough, wide-ranging, all-encompassing, accurate, exhaustive, articles on numerous aspects of a particular

REVIEW: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Spies and Espionage

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By Rodney Carlisle.  Indianapolis, IN:  Alpha Books, 2003.  340 pages. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ [...] The same cannot be said of Spies and Espionage—it is an encyclopedia of errata.  After short comments on intelligence in Elizabethan times, the American War of Independence, and

Russia Names New GRU Chief

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The Russian Defense Ministry says a new chief has been appointed to the country's largest spy agency, the GRU military intelligence service. Major General Igor Sergun was named head of the General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate on Monday. He replaces

Russia’s military spymaster leaves his post – paper

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's military intelligence chief has left his post after less than three years at the helm of the country's biggest spying agency to join a company that develops nuclear missiles, Kommersant newspaper reported on Saturday, citing sources.