issue sixteen

 

      

 

Published 20 March 2003

Contents:

Main News Features and Reports
• Foiled: Al-Qaida assassins planned to kill British Defence chief Admiral Sir Michael Boyce.
• The ‘Kingpin’ of Al-Qaida Captured: Pakistan’s ISI arrest 9/11 ‘mastermind’ Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after shoot out in Islamabad.
• Operation Victory: MI6 agent (Brian Gibbs) in bizarre Cayman Island court case.
• Secret mission ends in tragedy: Failed CIA intelligence gathering operation see three operatives captured in Colombia.
• Race Against Time: European intelligence agencies meet to discuss al-Qaida ‘dirty bomb’ plot.
• Ninety Days - 90 arrests - al-Qaida cells broken.
• Opening Pandora’s Box - Again: The removal of Saddam’s discussed by UK and US security services.
• Richard Reid - the Shoe Bomber - defiant to end.
• Iraq sends its ‘ghost ships’ to sea.
• Marwan al-Shehhi becomes first man sentenced to prison for his role in 9/11 atrocity.
• Threat Level Black: Al-Qaida surface-to-air missile threat brings Heathrow Airport to a standstill.
• MI5 uncover plot to kill bring aircraft down in central London.
• Al-Qaida team arrive in UK with surface-to-air missile.
• MI5 lose track of al-Qaida agents in UK.
• CIA launch bitter attack on media who blame it for 9/11 failure.
• Operation Check Mate: CIA determine new ‘ghosts of al-Qaida’ after most of the original senior commanders arrested or killed.
• US police go undercover to catch al-Qaida sleeper cells and supporters.

Espionage
• Deadly American Spy Fantasy: US intelligence analyst Brian Patrick Regan convicted of espionage.
• Operation Primrose: Allan Nunn’s strange deathbed confession.
• Serbia fires head of its secret service (Andrija Savic).

Articles
• Operation Cyanide: Why the bombing of the USS Liberty in 1967 by Israeli aircraft, almost caused WWIII.
• Tube Alloys Project: Britain and American nuclear bomb research excludes France.
• Road to Safety: Russian security system how to stay safe in your vehicle.
• The Hollywood Spooks: A look at how cinema portrays the spy!
• Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order: POW’s, spies and dummies at Camp 30 in Canada.
Intelligence Briefs
• India expels Pakistan ‘spies’
• FBI advise to universities over security fears in some laboratories.
• Keyghost technology launched.
• USAF purchases unmanned Global Hawk drones.
• Chile spymaster Vladimiro Montesinos goes on trial.
• Al-Qaida cells “still active” in UK - Sir John Stevens.
• UK and USA defence contract workers murdered in Gulf region.
• New York City police success monitored by law enforcement forces across globe.
• Bin-Laden’s son, Saad, turns up in Iran.
• Moscow Centre: A look at the Cold War days of Russian spying in London.

Intel Snips
UK police to wear total body armour following death of officer in al-Qaida raid; MI5 introduce new security measures on London Underground; Man with hand-grenade brings Gatwick Airport in London to standstill; al-Qaida attack on Pearl Harbour thwarted; North Korea intercepts USAF aircraft;

Tool Box Series
NEW SERIES: Number Six: Video Photography - the art of obtaining covert film footage.

Photograph Specials
• Rare unseen images of the Gulf War.
• Al-Qaida missile graffiti near Houses of Parliament.
• Protest against looming war with Iraq.

Book Reviews
The American CIA Agent; Daggers Draw: Real Heroes of the SAS & SBS; Commando; Missing Believed Killed; Last Man Down: The Fireman’s Story; Elite Forces; Lock & Load; The Real Bravo Two Zero; Lord Haw Haw; The Winking Fox; Silver Dagger - Camp X.
 

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