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BOEL: Spanish Legion’s Elite

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Operation Anthropoid: A Semi-Improvised Assassination

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Fake News: Misinformation vs. Disinformation

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Confidential

Fake News: Misinformation vs. Disinformation

Is it so important to determine a difference between disinformation and misinformation? The fake news fever, at least the use of the concept, decreased with the defeat of Trump in the 2020 elections. To counter this, false information, whether deliberate…

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White Hats: Ethical Hacking in Practice

White Hats are security professionals in high demand. Ethical Hackers draw on a large range of skills and knowledge to enhance cybersecurity.

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Betty Pack Honeypot for Mi6
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Honeypot: The Art of Seduction in Espionage

Honeypot, What Is It? Honeypot, or honey trap, is a term employed in the espionage world. It describes an operational practice in which a covert agent creates and uses a romantic or sexual relationship to compromise a target for money…

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Cognitive vulnerabilities: Information Warfare ‘Then Vs. Now’

Cognitive vulnerabilities: does disinformation matter more now? The 2016 U.S. elections created a tsunami of literature surrounding disinformation, from academic material to social media arguments. Cognitively, humans are not more susceptible to disinformation now than during the Cold War. humans…

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Ashraf Marwan
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The Angel: No Perfect Spy, No Double Agent

Of HUMINT and Ashraf Marwan There is a current argument as to the relevance of HUMINT, or Human Intelligence, in today’s world. The recent appearance of US Navy personnel attempting to provide information to a foreign service regarding Virginia-class submarines…

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The Georgia Peach: Influencer turned spy?

A Traitor and Political Celebrity The Georgia peach is also known as Jane Anderson. She could be seen as an ‘influencer’ of the first half of the 20th century. Anderson was a journalist driven by fascism from one point of…

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Espionage act
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The 1917 Espionage Act and its Lasting Impact

In the United States, the Espionage Act is the judicial boundary between loyalty and disloyalty to country. It isn’t controversial to consider aiding a foreign adversary as a universally a gross betrayal against ones nation. However, that isn’t to say…

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The Havana Syndrome: Unconventional Health or Warfare?

Main knowledge and developments The Havana syndrome is uncertain in its nature. In 2016 and 2017, US diplomats in Havana reported medical symptoms regarding ear and mental pressure. The US government regards the symptoms as ‘anomalous health incidents’ and remains…

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Social Media Intelligence
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SOCMINT: Social Media Intelligence a New Discipline?

What is Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT)? SOCMINT is a sub-discipline of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence). It refers to the information gathered from social media sites and the tools employed to analyse this data. In 2012, Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett…

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Operation Ghost Stories: a Russian Spy Ring in the United States

On the 27th of June 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested ten illegal agents of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). This operation, the so-called Operation Ghost Stories dubbed the Illegals Program by the FBI, lasted for more…

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