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  • Please keep the commentary, insights, and revelations coming.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • The Soviet version of this map [] is turning out to be hard, if not impossible. For example, the Soviets might support Cubans to send troops in another country, but sometimes the Cubans would do it without even telling the Soviets. How does that get listed? Plus, the Soviets were/are far more secretive about their covert operations than the US and this makes it very hard to know all of the countries they were providing military assistance for. Very frustrating. As a result, superficially it looks like the

      • All of the African and Middle East 'advisors' are missing. :-) If you're interested I've got a book about all the KGB actions of that time. The complement of the CIA family jewels.
        • What's the book? I'd love to see it. I've just started the Soviet map and it's tough. First, there's not a lot of decent info out there. Plus, some of it is more difficult to evaluate. For example, when the Soviets flew in a bunch of Cubans to Angola to hold off the South Africans while the Angolan government dealt with UNITA, the Cubans remembered they were Cubans and not Soviets and went ahead and did their own thing. It's tough to say exactly how that should be represented.

          • The Mitrokhin Archive: The KGB in Europe and the West and The Mitrokhin Archive II: The KGB and the World (Hardcover). Interesting stuff.