Stalin's Secret War: Soviet Counterintelligence Against the Nazis, 1941-1945

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University Press of Kansas, 2004 - History - 349 pages
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"The Soviet-German War of 1941-1945 was the most extensive intelligence/counterintelligence war in modern history, involving the capture, torture, deportation, execution, and 'doubling' of tens of thousands of agents -- most of them Soviet citizens. While Russian armies fought furiously to defeat the Wehrmacht, Stalin's security services waged an equally ruthless secret war against Hitler's spies, as well as against the Soviet population. For the first time, Robert Stephan now combines declassified U.S. intelligence documents, captured German records, and Russian sources, including a top-secret Soviet history of its intelligence and security services, to reveal the magnitude and scope of the brutal but sophisticated Soviet counterintelligence war against Nazi Germany"--Dust jacket.

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Historians trained before the fall of the USSR were weaned on the pervasive antagonisms of the Cold War; anything positive the Soviet Union did during World War II was suspect. Given the closed nature ... Read full review


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Robert W. Stephan is employed by the CIA and specializes in Russian military and intelligence issues.

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