RIA Novosti. "Over 100 Spies Uncovered in Russia's Novosibirsk Region in 2009." 18 Dec. 2009. [http://en.rian.ru]
"Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) identified more than 100 foreign agents operating in the Novosibirsk Region in 2009, the regional department said on [18 December 2009]. The southwestern Siberian region's research institutions and technical enterprises are the focus of foreign special services' interest.
RIA Novosti. "Russian Army Officer Gets 6 Years in Jail for Spying for Georgia." 28 Aug. 2009. [http://en.rian.ru]
On 28 August 2009, a Russian military court sentenced Lt. Col. Mikhail Khachidze, a deputy unit commander in the North Caucasus Military District, to "six years in prison for high treason and espionage and stripped him of his rank." Khachidze was arrested in August 2008; an investigation showed that he "was recruited by Georgian military intelligence in October 2007 and had been passing them military secrets."
RIA Novosti. "Russia Celebrates Foreign Intelligence's 90th Anniversary." 15 Dec. 2010. [http://en.rian.ru]
Speaking at a ceremony at the headquarters of the country's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) in southwest Moscow, "President Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated Russian spies on their professional holiday, the 90th anniversary" of the SVR.
RIA Novosti. "Russia Says 300 Spies Caught In Last 4 Years." Moscow News, 11 Oct. 2007. [http://mnweekly.rian.ru]
Nikolai Patrushev, head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), has told the popular weekly Argumenty i Fakty that the FSB has "identified over 300 foreign spies over the past four years.... He said that 14 agents and 33 recruits have been caught this year alone.... He said the United States and Britain actively used the secret services of Poland, Georgia and Baltic states against Russia.... According to Patrushev, British intelligence is particularly active against Russia, in its attempts to influence the country's domestic political developments."
RIA Novosti. "Russia's FSB to Offer Rewards for Terrorism Information." 22 Jun. 2010. [http://en.rian.ru]
The Russian daily Kommersant reported on 22 June 2010 that a "draft order, signed by FSB director Alexander Bortnikov, says monetary rewards will be offered for any information on suspected terrorist attacks and their organizers. The reward will, however, only be given if the information leads to the capture of a terrorist or the prevention of a terrorist attack. The order did not define how much the FSB is prepared to pay for such information, but said rewards will be calculated for each case individually, depending on the quality of the information and the results it yields."
Riccardelli, Richard F. "News from the Front: Warfighter Intelligence and Combat Operations." Defense Intelligence Journal 4, no. 2 (Fall 1995): 31-43. "Warfighter Intelligence for Operations Other Than War." American Intelligence Journal 17, no. 3/4 (1997): 49-54.
Concerns intelligence for Operation Uphold Democracy, the planned airborne operation into Haiti in September 1994. "From the commanding general to the paratrooper, an unparalleled quantity and diversity of information on the enemy, weather and terrain was provided."
[MI/Ops/90s & Warfighter/DIJ][c]
Riccardi, Michael A. "Israeli Who Spied for CIA Loses Breach of Contract Suit." New York Law Journal, 17 Apr. 2001. [http://www6.law.com]
According to U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser, in Kielczynski v. United States Central Intelligence Agency, 00 CV 539, "secret information agreements to which a United States government agency is a party cannot be enforced in the courts for public policy reasons. Judge Glasser explained that the need for confidentiality in the exchange of secret information justifies a broad exclusion of these cases from the courts."
Rice, Condoleezza. "9/11: For The Record." Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2004, A21. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
Clearly responding to reports about the content of former counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke's new book, President Bush's National Security Adviser argues that "[i]n the immediate aftermath of the attacks,... [i]t would have been irresponsible not to ask a question about all possible links, including to Iraq -- a nation that had supported terrorism and had tried to kill a former president. Once advised that there was no evidence that Iraq was responsible for Sept. 11, the president told his National Security Council on Sept. 17 that Iraq was not on the agenda and that the initial U.S. response to Sept. 11 would be to target al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan."
Rice, Edward. Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West. New York: Scribner's, 1990.
Ferris, I&NS 7.4, says that he can recommend this biography "only after much hesitation." The author writes well and has a good grasp of certain aspects of Burton's story, but he "entirely misunderstands his subject's role as an intelligence officer and agent of empire in the 'Great Game.'"
Rice-Davies, Mandy. Mandy. London: Joseph, 1980.
The author was one of the centerpieces in the Profumo scandal in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Not much intelligence here.
Rich, Ben R., and Leo Janos. Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1994. Boston: Back Bay Books, 1994. [pb]
Surveillant 3.6 notes that Rich was Clarence "Kelly" Johnson's right-hand man and successor at Lockheed's Advanced Development Project in Burbank, California. His stories cover the U-2, SR-71, F-117, and other revolutionary breakthroughs. According to Peake, AIJ 15.2, "Rich tells how each platform was developed, with fascinating asides about the principal players.... This is a genuine memoir and Rich hasn't included any endnotes or source[s]." Derrick, CIRA Newsletter 20.1, enthuses that this is "a great and authentic account." Derrick comments from the perspective of the Office of Special Activities (OSA), rather than Rich's Lockheed perspective.
For Francillon, WIR 14.6, Skunk Works "lives up to" the claims on its dust jacket by making "revelations [that] are often candid." However, "[f]ading memories have inserted historical errors into some of the stories." Nevertheless, this book "provides much room for thought, especially about the workings of the U.S. government." NameBase finds that Skunk Works "is not for those who are interested in the dirty laundry of the Cold War. Rich is an engineer and manager, and doesn't pretend to be a geopolitical strategist. His book is useful primarily as aviation history, and as a window on the defense industry, with its problems of procurement and over-classification."
[CIA/60s/A-12 & U-2; Recon/Planes][c]
Rich, Paul B., and Richard Stubbs, eds. The Counter-Insurgent State: Guerrilla Warfare and State Building in the Twentieth Century. New York: St. Martin's, 1997.
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