Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, a former Army Green Beret living in Virginia, has been charged with providing U.S. military secrets to Russian intelligence agents, the Justice Department announced Friday. The info Debbins allegedly handed over concerned his unit's activities in former Soviet republics. Prosecutors, in an indictment after Debbins' arrest, said he told the Russian agents with whom he met on multiple occasions between 1996 and 2011 that he considered himself a "son of Russia" and believed the U.S. "was too dominant in the world." The indictment also alleges Debbins was motivated in part by bitterness over his Army career and a desire to establish business contacts in Russia.
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