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VE DAY & THE D-DAY SPIES16
Eye Spy examines the controversialsubject of body language reading - and
why more and more intelligence andsecurity services are becoming less
reliant on expert opinion
Bizarre Intelligence Happenings
Ten secret London buildings associated with the longest day
US and BritishIntelligence set tocounter Russias
burgeoning propa-ganda empire bydrawing upon the
experiences and skillof their own past
masters of deception
INTELLIGENCE & PROPAGANDA
A VERY PUBLIC WAR A New Cold War?Radio PropagandaPast and Present
ALLEGATIONS EXAMINED ON DEATH AND LIFESTYLE
A VERY PUBLIC WAR
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6 Maya Plisetskaya 29 Kim Jong-Un 34 Winston Churchill39 Richard Dannatt 41 Jeffrey Sterling 44 Vladimir Putin
66 David Horner 74 William Friedman
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11 SYRIAN SPY MYSTERYPresident Bashar al-Assads most senior spy disappears thenreappears as terror group ISIS take more ground in country
30 A VERY PUBLIC WARHow the intelligence world used radio as a propagandaweapon at the height of the Cold War
DERAILING IRANS N-BOMB PROJECT
34 GHOST STATIONSA look at a number of forgotten London train stations onceused by the government and intelligence world
4 PERSONA NON GRATANATO rule change at Brussels headquarters means dozens ofRussian intelligence officials must depart
22 DANGEROUS GAMES
THE SILLY SEASON HAS ARRIVED
14 LETTERS OF BIN-LADENEye Spy examines a box of personal letters written byOsama-bin-Laden recently released by the USA
Tensions rise in the South China Seas as Beijing moves militaryhardware and troops into disputed waters
51 STRANGE BUT TRUEA compilation of unusual events and happenings from theintelligence world that read more like fiction
Oxford University has always been inextricably linked to BritishIntelligence. From one of the countrys leading places of learning, manya student has joined the ranks of MI6 and MI5. However, its newvice-chancellor, Louise Richardson, a counter-terrorism expert whoadvises the government on security issues, has caused controversy
amongst the intelligence community and American people.
Speaking at the British Councils Going Global conference in London, Richardson saidthis: America over-reacted to the 9/11 attacks. She went on to say that the British aremore resilient because they had to put up with the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Sorryto say, but the silly season must really have arrived early.
True, the British are incredibly resilient, but then so are the Americans. And thatresilience was not just born from coming through the years of terror attacks. HasRichardson forgotten two world wars, other conflicts and hardships?
As for the Americans over-reacting: 3000 people were murdered in less than two hours.Washington and the countrys people wanted those responsible to be brought to book.Hardly likely Osama bin-Laden would turn himself in or an Interpol Red Notice suffice.The former Harvard professor said the US response was because it was a newexperience for the people. Lest she forget - 9/11 was a new experience for ALL theworlds populace and nations.
MARK BIRDSALL, MANAGING EDITOR
36 BLACK GOLDThe latest happenings and statistics in the war against ISIS asUS announces 10,000 terrorists have been killed this year
67 TURNING A BLIND EYEAs the fallout over Americas spying in Germany continues,allegations abound that Berlin actually aided some operations
68 SECRETS OF CAMP-XMore enduring tidbits from the special Canadian WWII agenttraining ground, and news that a long forgotten London spysite has been located
61 THE SPIES HOTELPeter Matthews takes us inside one of the most famous hotelsin London. St. Ermins is inextricably linked to the world ofspies, but its history and genesis can be traced back 1,000years. Also a review of the 2015 Intelligence Book of the Year
41 OPERATION MERLIN
70 THE ASSASSINATION LIST egotiations with Iranover its nuclearprogramme seem
Mike MorellFormer Deputy Director CIA
Within weeks of the leaks, terrorist organisations around the world werealready starting to modify their actions in light of what Snowden disclosed. The
damage has already been significant and will continue to grow...
A report on a Russian businessman who suffered a suspectedheart attack states specialists found a rare poison in hisstomach. The disclosure comes as a US-based pro-democracyRussian is also targeted by a suspected poisoner
72 RIPPLES FROM NSA LEAKSA new study by a respected think tank reveals ISIS and otherterror groups have changed the way they communicate anduse the Internet. The report coincides with moves to stop NSAbulk collection of telephone numbers
deadlocked. A military striketo destroy certain sites is notlikely, thus, the Wests onlyoption is to continue toimpose sanctions. Yet theCIA warned of Irans ambi-tion 20 years ago, and in1999 a special operation codenamed MERLIN was initiated. As ittranspired the ambitious plot to feed Iran with flawed technical papersfailed. Eye Spy examines what happened next...
44 MOSCOW CALLINGPresident Putins clever use of Russias media as a propagandatool in the Ukraine crisis, has forced US and British Intelligenceto counter Moscows rhetoric
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1zhokhar Tsarnaev, 21,the terrorist who alongwith his brotherTamerlan, detonated two
Boston Marathon BomberSentenced to Death
n its biggest purge ofsuspected spies in decades,NATO has removed over 40Russian officials from itsBrusselss headquarters.
PERSONA NON GRATANATO Ruling Sees 40 Russian Spies
Exit Brussels Headquarters
Iorganisation in various roles, suchas liaisons, attaches and advisors.Intelligence sources believe manyof those departing have directlinks to the FSB, GRU and SVR -the three primary Russian spyagencies. The move comes at a
Alexander GrushkoThis amounts to 50% of Russiascontingent attached to the
time of increased tension betweenRussia and the West.
The spies departure came aboutfollowing a decision taken in Aprilby NATO members. The organisa-tion voted to limit the number ofaccredited non-NATO delegationsbased in Brussels to just 30personnel. However, confusionreigns for officials in Russia said itonly has 37 staffers in the NATObuilding. Either way, intelligencewatchers believe it is a deliberateaction to lessen Moscowsintelligence collection capabilityagainst NATO.
Another tightening of the rules - tostop eavesdropping - is that onlyfour Russians will be able to moveun-escorted and freely throughthe building: Alexander Grushko,ambassador to NATO, his deputy,secretary and driver.
NATO Secretary General JensStoltenberg denied the new rules
were introduced deliberately totarget the Russians. He alsospoke about the state of relationsbetween Moscow and NATO.With the Russians, we havedecided to suspend all practicalsupport but to maintain thechannels of political and militarydialogue, he said
Dcleverly made pressure cookerbombs near the finish line of the2013 Boston Marathon (CopleySquare), has been sentenced todeath. The resultant explosionskilled three people and injurednumerous others, several ofwhom lost limbs.
It was a surprising verdict, formany observers believed a lifesentence would be imposed.However, the prosecution
presented such a powerful caseagainst the terrorist, the jurybelieved no other verdict wouldsuffice.
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