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Sunday, August 1, 2010

ACTIVE MEASURES

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.