How the K.G.B. Started the War That Changed the Middle East, A New York Times Report

The KGB’s ‘Active Measure’, which got out of control

50 years ago, misinformation and misdirection from Moscow helped push Israel, Egypt and Syria beyond the brink.

The way that Soviet intelligence tried to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East is essential to understand the developments that led to the outbreak of the Six-Day War. But it also explains the mind-set of the people who grew up in the K.G.B. and run Russia today, and the ways in which they try to influence international politics.


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