Acts of War (Tom Clancy's Op-Center, Book 4) by Jeff Rovin
By Jeff Rovin
Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik are approximately to claim conflict at the festival. . . . THE OBJECTIVE:
A fourth consecutive New York instances bestseller for Tom Clancy's Op-Center
A blockbuster mystery armed with state-of-the-art know-how (a.k.a. every little thing a Clancy fan wants)
A SLAM-DUNK In Tom Clancy's all-new, unique novel, OP- heart: Acts of War, Syrian terrorists have attacked a dam contained in the borders of Turkey, threatening the water provide in their very native land. it isn't madness, however the first step in a deceptively basic plan: to strength all-out warfare within the heart East.
What they don't understand is new nearby Op-Center is now online in Greece, and its staff can see precisely what the rebels are attempting to do. yet those terrorists are extra innovative than an individual thinks.
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Born and educated in the United States, Bentley was a Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) member recruited by the NKVD as a courier and run by an illegal, Jacob Golos, who became her lover. , to collect information from a well-placed network of spies inside the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was reduced and she had disagreements with the NKVD rezident, Anatoli Gorsky. Fearing that she might have been compromised by another CPUSA defector, Louis Budenz, Bentley made a tentative approach to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, offering information, and in September 1945 made a lengthy statement in which she implicated dozens of her contacts.
A Soviet term denoting operations conducted to accomplish specific political goals, the principal one being the misrepresentation of Western policy on particular issues and generally discrediting the status of the “main adversary” in the Third World. The scale of the campaign, and the KGB’s involvement in the development and execution of specific items of disinformation, was disclosed by a KGB officer, Anatoli Golitsyn, following his defection in Helsinki in December 1961. ADEN. This strategic territory at the entrance to the Red Sea was a British colony until November 1967, when a lengthy Egyptianbacked insurgency concluded with independence.
Bennett proved a success in the Security Service and ran Ops B, the counterintelligence branch responsible for maintaining surveillance on suspected Soviet spies, but he was identified by the KGB defector Anatoli Golitsyn as a potential traitor. A lengthy mole hunt code-named GRIDIRON proved inconclusive, so Bennett was interrogated in 1972 and dismissed. After a divorce, he followed his ex-wife and two daughters to Australia and settled first in Perth and then in the Glenelg suburb of Adelaide.