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  • Published 12 May 2011
     

EYE SPY INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE 73 2011


From the Editor:

 

Ten years ago Eye Spy reported on a secret British Intelligence signal to the US that warned Osama bin-Laden’s terror outfit - al-Qaida, was on the verge of
carrying out a major attack in a Western city. MI5 did not know where, or when, or even how it would be performed. Yet the intelligence world was shaken by events in September 2001, especially the CIA. Some 3,000 people suffered a cruel fate, but the Agency vowed it would bring those responsible to book - especially bin-Laden. And so it was that in the early hours of 1 May that a joint US Navy-CIA operation in northern Pakistan resulted in the death of the world’s most notorious terrorist. Few will shed a tear for bin-Laden, but the news stories regarding his demise will rumble on for years to come. So too, I suspect, why his presence in Pakistan remained a closely guarded secret. It seems inconceivable that officials there didn’t know he was living just yards from the country’s most prestigious military academy. The truth will out, I’m sure.


When an MI6-SAS team was rumbled in the Libyan desert - many commentators felt aghast that such an elite unit could have been captured by farm hands and a few security men. “Shocking failure”... “bungling MI6” are two phrases which appeared in newspapers; but the fact is the operation showed just how far the intelligence Service was prepared to go in an effort to - first create a proper communication channel with the rebels - and then do what MI6 has always done
better than anyone else: obtain first-hand HUMINT (human intelligence) from high quality and multiple sources.


Mark Birdsall, Managing Editor


FIRST WORD


OSAMA BIN-LADEN - THE TRUTH WILL OUT

CIA SKY SPIES CIA-led operation brings down the world’s most notorious terrorist

H E A D L I N E R S

MI6 NIGHT GAMES
As Libyan rebels retreated in the face of a fierce counter attack by Colonel Gaddafi’s armed forces, MI6 and the SAS initiated a most dangerous operation to create a communication channel

KIDNAP OF THE GODFATHER PART II
Nick Fielding concludes his disturbing report on the death of Brigadier Sultan Amir Tarar - better known in the intelligence world as ISI man ‘Colonel Imam’

CIA Photos Released

After more than half of century of operations, the CIA releases a brilliant collection of photographs - some showing tradecraft items. Robotic fish, spy cameras, silk maps and tiny surveillance insects... the CIA release a brilliant picture library containing tradecraft products...

MI6 Death - A Strange Twist
As the investigation into the strange death of MI6 man Gareth Williams continues, an eye-witness recalls seeing a person wanted for questioning by New Scotland Yard. There is a growing belief amongst the intelligence community that MI6 officer was killed by a ‘professional’

HACKING AND TROJAN HORSES

SURVEILLANCE PHOTOGRAPHY PART II
In this feature surveillance authority Peter Jenkins looks at exposure and aperture settings best suited for operators

SIPRNET AND BRADLEY MANNING
As the scale of US intelligence files leaked by a trooper in Iraq becomes ever more clear, Eye Spy looks at the system from whence the documents came - SIPRNET

VOICE ACTIVATED PEN RECORDER
PRODUCT REVIEW: A look at one of the best covert pen recorders on the market today - plus a very special price for Eye Spy readers

SHREDDING SECRETS
As Egyptian President Mubarak’s government collapsed, the country’s internal security service shredded tens of thousands of intel documents - the action was reminiscent of the Stasi in 1989 following the collapse of communism

DEATH OF MI6 MAN GARETH WILLIAMS

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
The demise of Osama bin-Laden as the CIA and US Navy SEALs outflank al-Qaida’s terror chief in an intelligence-led operation described as “perfection”

INTELLIGENCE WARS
A careful distraction operation created by Western intelligence allowed Libya’s top spy - Musa Kusa to escape to Britain. What now for the man who holds so many secrets?

GOING UNDERGROUND
US Features Editor Kevin Coleman looks at the menace of the cyber underworld and the remarkable trade in cheap and easy-to-use cyber viruses

Electronic Intercepts

As New Scotland Yard reopens its investigation into cell voicemail hacking, Eye Spy examines other forms of electronic intercepts and the removal of sensitive material from the computer of a former British intelligence agent

CIA’S DREAM FACTORY

THE MOBILE PHONE
Mind Control Principles in the Intelligence Cycle. PART 10. Mike Finn looks at the power of the cell phone and how it can effect the user in a multitude of ways

U-2 SPY PLANE OPERATIONS
Pentagon drops plans to retire world’s greatest surveillance aircraft World’s greatest surveillance aeroplanes descend on Libya

SKY SURVEILLANCE

CIA’s Dream Factory
Cyber Underground selling destructive packages for as little as $10.00

All Our Yesterdays
Assassins, Coffee and Poison Powders

Plus:

• Ronan Kerr • Bradley Manning • William Hague
• Hakimullah Mahsud • Ian Hurst • Gamal Mubarak
• Musa Kusa • Ronald Burgess

Intelligence Briefings; Intelligence People; Subscribe;
Worldwatch; Eye Spy Back Issues; UnderCover Book Releases


 

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