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John Kerry's involvement in such a group is far more controversial than the President's National Guard record. As one of the FBI documents put it, VVAW had moved beyond "legitimate antiwar protest" to becoming a security threat to the U.S. On National Review online, Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking intelligence officer ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, said that Kerry's accusations of U.S. soldiers committing war crimes in Vietnam sounded "exactly like the disinformation line that the Soviets were sowing worldwide throughout the Vietnam era."