State Security Service (FR Yugoslavia)

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State Security Service
Служба државне безбедности
Služba državne bezbednosti
Secret police overview
Formed 13 March 1991 (1991-03-13)
Dissolved 1 August 2002 (2002-08-01)
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction FR Yugoslavia
Headquarters Belgrade

The State Security Service (Serbian Cyrillic: Служба државне безбедности or SDB; also Ресор државне безбедности / 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.

History[edit]

It was formed in March 1991 after the dissolution of State Security Administration. It was dissolved in July 2002, to be replaced with Security Information Agency on 1 August 2002.

Special Forces[edit]

Special Forces, also known as Yugoslav Paramilitaries, were part of the SDB. The leader of the Yugoslav special forces was Jovica Stanišić.[1]

Red Berets[edit]

Special Operations Unit also known as the Red Berets were incorporated into the Yugoslav special forces in 1996.

Directors[edit]

  • 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)

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