Tag: espionage

Ex-Army Green Beret pleads guilty to Russia espionage charge

November 18, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty Wednesday to divulging military secrets to Russia about his Special Forces unit’s activities in former Soviet republics. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to a charge under the federal Espionage Act at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He

U.S. Orders China to Close Houston Consulate Over Espionage and Theft

July 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — The United States has ordered China to close its diplomatic consulate in Houston by Friday, citing a nationwide pattern of espionage and attempted theft of scientific research by the Chinese military that is aided by diplomats.The order deals a major blow to the rapidly deteriorating relations between the two nations. China promptly vowed