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The Farewell Dossier was a collection of documents containing intelligence gathered and handed over to NATO by the KGB defector Colonel Vladimir Vetrov (code-named "Farewell") in 1981-1982, during the Cold War.

An engineer, he was assigned to evaluate information on Western hardware and software, which had been gathered by spies ("Line X") for Directorate T.

This information led to a CIA counter-intelligence operation that amounted to modifying valuable hardware designs to include subtle faults which would later result in complete failure of the system, and slipping Trojan horses into software. These were planted to be stolen by the spies in Line X.

The details of the operation were declassified in 1996.

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[edit] Further reading

  • Gordon Brook-Shepherd, The Storm Birds: Soviet Post-War Defectors (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, New York, 1989) pp. 311-327
  • Thomas C. Reed, At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War (Ballantine, New York, 2004)

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