The Main Enemy. The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGBПолистать фрагмент книги
According to the press and many specialists, this is one of the most exhaustive and authentic works recently written on the history of espionage. One of the authors is a human intelligence officer who in the last years of his career was Chief of the Soviet and East European Division of the CIA. The other author is a famous journalist who brought to the fore national security issues in The New York Times.
The book contains breathtaking narratives of spy battles between the CIA and KGB mostly falling between 1985 and 1986. The reader is told of CIA agents stemming from Soviet intelligence services and defence industry factories, of KGB agents working for US intelligence services, and of secrets revealed by both sides. Among the stories that illustrate this are those of redefecting KGB colonel Yurchenko, and that of CIA mole, Aldrich Ames. The CIA’s role in secret support operations of Afghan rebels is also revealed. The narrative of the historic duel between the CIA and KGB is concluded with a chapter on the changes in their relationship during the fall of the USSR and the whole socialist structure.
For a wide circle of readers.