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Excerpt: This report summarizes the results of a nine-week summer project examining all Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photography (DISP) of Antarctica. It was discovered that the data were collected in three separate missions during 1962 and 1963. The first two missions covered only the coastal areas, while the third mission covered the entire continent. Many of the 1782 frames collected were cloudy. This is especially true of West Antarctica. An optimal set of pho...
Excerpt: The Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) hereby submits this report in response to a Congressionally directed action in Section 721 of the FY 97 Intelligence Authorization Act, which requires: ?(a) Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 6 months thereafter, the Director of Central Intelligence shall submit to Congress a report on (1) the acquisition by foreign countries during the preceding 6 months of dual-use and other...
Excerpt: Analyzing Soviet Politics and Foreign Policy Author?s Comments: Douglas Garthoff The documents in this section were selected to reflect different kinds of products, including analytic memoranda as well as research studies, assessments, and estimates. Unfortunately absent is any product by analysts at the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, who produced some of the finest analysis on Soviet politics and policies. In the wake of Stalin?s death in 1953, CIA soug...
Excerpt: Twenty of 27 Antarctic consultative nations have made no claims to Antarctic territory (although Russia and the United States have reserved the right to do so) and they do not recognize the claims of the other nations.
Excerpt: The Arctic region is often defined as that area where the average temperature for the warmest month is below 10§C.
Excerpt: The numerical strength of the Okhrana at home and abroad has been subject to much exaggeration. According to some communist versions published both before and after the revolution, tens of thousands of Okhrana officials and agents in mufti were placed in every province of the empire to prey upon the peaceful people and brutalize them.
Excerpt: To the Russian revolutionaries of all colors the life of Abraham Heckerman, as he was originally named, was one of endless and utmost infamy. He was a traitor to his ethnic group, an informer, spy, provocateur, impostor, and the most ruthless bloodhound of the tsarist of his career as arkadiy harting, the press of western Europe was filled with accounts of his betrayals and activities as a master spy on behalf of the political police and finally as director of i...
Excerpt: Vladimir Ivovich Burtzev, active as a revolutionary propagandist in Petersburg and abroad after the failure of the 1905 uprising, had been a leading terrorist twenty and more years earlier. Note, though venerated by the younger generation of insurgents for his past achievements and appreciated for his present propaganda services, he was considered too meek and gentle to mix into current terrorist plotting.
Excerpt: The provincial branch chiefs of the imperial Okhrana were not required in 1904 to report to St. Petersburg the names and assignments of their informants and secret agents. Only in very exceptional cases did they seek headquarters advice about some outstanding agent. One such case was that of Ventsion Moiseev-Moshkov Dolin (pronounced dallin).
Excerpt: In a memorandum of 31 January 1911 addressed to the police department in Petersburg, the imperial MVD gave a description of Anna Gregoriyeva Serebryakova, the ideal of female agents: ''She had completed 25 years of continuous and very useful service for Moscow Okhrana.
Excerpt: From the early stages of its existence the Okhrana adhered to a firm policy of strictly segregating its truly clandestine services. It divided agents into two categories, ''external'' and ''internal'' meaning roughly overt and covert respectively. The external agents were investigators. They did open and clandestine surveillance and a variety of detective work, including cooperation with other government security agencies at home and abroad.
Excerpt: This book is built around the thesis that Stalin was an Okhrana agent throughout his pre-Revolutionary career, and all the evidence presented the product of a very substantial research effort is shaped to fit this view. The results are sometimes persuasive but frequently awkward and incredible, even to a reader who was originally predisposed toward the author's thesis.
Excerpt: Dear Sirs; I should like to comment a little further on the young Stalin, by Edward Ellis Smith, which you recently reviewed I agree with your reviewer that the author tries too hard to show that Stalin was an agent of the tsarist Okhrana and that he remained one over too many years, but I do not find the evidence very persuasive even for the early period.
Excerpt: The documents in this volume-a selection of 41 National Intelligence Estimates on Soviet strategic capabilities and intentions from the 1950s until 1983-pertain to the US Intelligence Community's performance of its most critical mission during the Cold War. Our purpose in producing the volume is simply to make more readily accessible to scholars, and to the public, records that shed light on the history of American intelligence and foreign policy as well as on t...
Excerpt: Background; Al-Qa?ida and associated extremist groups have a wide variety of potential agents and delivery means to choose from for chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) attacks. Al-Qa?ida?s end goal is the use of CBRN to cause mass casualties; however, most attacks by the group?and especially by associated extremists?probably will be small scale, incorporating relatively crude delivery means and easily produced or obtained chemicals, toxins, or ...
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