Ion Mihai Pacepa

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Ion Mihai Pacepa (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈon miˈhaj paˈt͡ʃepa]; 28 October 1928 – 14 February 2021) was a Romanian two-star general in the Securitate. He worked for the secret police of Communist Romania. He defected to the United States in July 1978 following President Jimmy Carter's approval of his political asylum.

He was an advisor to President Nicolae Ceauşescu. He worked with the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).[1]

Pacepa died on 14 February 2021 of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, aged 92.[2]

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  1. "Red past in Romania's present", by Arnaud de Borchgrave, The Washington Times, 14 January 2004
  2. "Generalul Ion Mihai Pacepa a murit de COVID în Statele Unite" [General Ion Mihai Pacepa died of COVID in the United States]. (in Romanian). 15 February 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2021.