Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Espionage

Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Espionage

( – Every day, men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to protect the country. When they leave the armed forces, they often take knowledge with them that they are not supposed to share with others — especially not America’s adversaries. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what one former Special Forces soldier did.

On Wednesday, November 18, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins of Virginia pleaded guilty to one charge of espionage. According to a statement by the DOJ, the former Green Beret served in the Army from 1998 to 2005, but he started conspiring with Russia in 1996 and continued through 2011. He admitted to giving the former soviet country information about his Special Forces and chemical units, including names of the people who served with him.

Not only did he violate his oath, but he also put lives in danger. How does he know whether Russia wanted to hurt the Special Forces soldiers to cripple the US military? He didn’t know, and now, he’s facing life in prison.


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