State Security Service (FR Yugoslavia)
|Служба државне безбедности
Ресор државне безбедности
|Secret police overview|
|Formed||13 March 1991|
|Dissolved||1 August 2002|
The State Security Service (Serbian Cyrillic: Служба државне безбедности or Ресор државне безбедности, abbr. SDB or RDB) was the security agency within the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia that aimed to protect the country from internal threats.
According to the indictment in the series of trials before the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Yugoslav Special Forces, also known as Yugoslav Paramilitaries, were secretly established by or with the assistance of the State Security Service. Among those were Serb Volunteer Guard (Arkan's Tigers), Special Operations Unit (Red Berets) and Scorpions.
Officially, the Special Operations Unit (JSO) was incorporated into the State Security Service not before 1996.
- Zoran Janaćković (31 October 1990 – 30 December 1991)
- Jovica Stanišić (1 January 1992 – 26 October 1998)
- Radomir Marković (27 October 1998 – 25 January 2001)
- Goran Petrović (26 January 2001 – 15 November 2001)
- Andreja Savić (15 November 2001 – 1 August 2002) (acting)
- State Security Administration (UDBA)
- Security Intelligence Agency (BIA)
- Security Administration (FR Yugoslavia)
- Carla Del Ponte/Serge Brammertz (10 July 2008). "The Prosecutor vs. Jovica Stanišić & Franko Simatović - Third Amended Indictment" (PDF). International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Retrieved 28 December 2010.