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Nancy Wake: The Gestapo’s No.1 Most Wanted Spy

Nancy Wake, with the German given moniker “White Mouse”,  is one of the most famous spies in history and the most decorated heroines of World War II. She was a member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a key figure to…

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Flintlock: Improving Sahel Security With Special Forces Training

Key Judgements  KJ-1. Flintlock likely resulted in a stronger partnership and enhanced proficiency in tactical skills between the participating African nations and their Western counterparts. The very fact that the participating nations are willing to be part of the exercise…

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Eugene Bullard: The First Black Fighter Pilot

Eugene Bullard during his flight training. The Croix de Guerre with Star he received for valour during the Battle of Verdun is visible. On the left, there is the unofficial wings worn by many French pilots. Eugene Bullard: From Columbus,…

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The Great Toyota War: Birthplace of the Technical

The Great Toyota War was the birthplace of the “technical” – light-weight Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser variants that are used in underdeveloped countries for troop transport and combat. In 480 BC, the Battle of Thermopylae took place in Greece….

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SADAT: Turkey’s Paramilitary Wings Take Flight in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African Intelligence Article analyses the SADAT paramilitary group, and the political de facto implications placed on Turkish-African relations and security amid an increase in cooperation between Turkey and African states. Turkey’s private military contractor, SADAT, has been…

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The Xeuliang Project: Expansion of China’s State Surveillance Programme

  The Xeuliang Project: Key Findings The Xeuliang (Sharp Eyes) Surveillance Project, first piloted in 2013 and officially announced in 2015, aimed to achieve 100% coverage of all public spaces by 2020. It is likely that this target is close to…

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Special Operations Executive: Setting Europe Ablaze

Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British Second World War organization formed in July of 1940 by Hugh Dalton, British Minister of Economic Warfare. Dalton was tasked by Winston Churchill to “set Europe ablaze” and create SOE with the…

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Anthony Poshepny: A CIA Legend

Anthony Poshepny was an early paramilitary officer in the CIA whose career reads like a piece of epic fiction. Truth be told, Anthony Poshepny liked ears. He liked them so much that he would cut them off the corpses of…

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DANAB: Somalia’s Lightning Commandos

Danab Commandos are headquartered in the Baledogle US military base, approximately 100km from the Somalian capital of Mogadishu.   Key Judgement  Formed in 2014, the Danab ‘lightning’ Commandos is now regarded as Somalia’s most professional and capable fighting force. The…

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The Rise of Chinese Military Contractors in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African intelligence article analyses the rise of Chinese military contractors in Africa, providing a context for their utilisation and analysing their activities. Key Findings With over 200,000 Chinese workers, 10,000 Chinese companies, and the rollout of Belt…

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