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Counterintelligence: The Case of Col. Izmaylov

Counterintelligence can be described as activities designed to prevent or thwart spying, intelligence gathering, and sabotage by an enemy or other foreign entity. This guide provides books, articles, reports, websites, and videos on the subject.

Col. Vladimir Makarovich Izmaylov

Col. Vladimir Makarovich Izmaylov was a Soviet national serving as an Air Force attache at the Russian Embassy, who in the mid-1980's attempted to recruit an Air Force officer assigned to the National Capital Region as a spy.  The officer reported this activity to the FBI and OSI, and both agencies agreed he should accept Izmaylov's offer in order to act as a double spy and uncover Soviet spy methods and build a case against Izmaylov. After more than a year collecting information, there was enough evidence for the U.S. to expel Izmaylov from the country in 1986.



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