(Daily Caller) The highest ranking defector to flee from the old Soviet bloc has a message to share about Vladimir Putin — he's still a KGB agent at heart and that mindset is heavily influencing his tactics for furthering Russia's interests.
Ion Mihai Pacepa was the head of the Romanian communist regime's foreign intelligence service before he defected to the West in 1978. Due to the threats on his life, Pacepa refuses to appear in public, but he has communicated his message to the co-author of his most recent book "Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism."
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Pacepa's co-author, Ronald Rychlak, spoke with The Daily Caller on Friday on Pacepa's opinion that Putin has created an "intelligence agency dictatorship" in Russia that's heavily composed of ex-KGB agents and how they use the tactics of their old organization to govern the country.