Confidential

The Sayanim: Mossad’s International Volunteers

The Sayanim are loyal. This is what fuels their mission. The flexibility in their roles give the Mossad a unique operational capability “Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.” -Mark Twain In…

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BOEL: Spanish Legion’s Elite

Despite the integration of the Legion amongst normal infantry units, a special forces unit commonly referred to as ‘BOEL’ acts as the Spanish Legion’s Elite forces. The Spanish Legion, originally the ‘Foreign Legion’, was established as a Rapid Reaction Force…

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Confidential

Operation Anthropoid: A Semi-Improvised Assassination

Despite training, practice and resources, paramilitary operations are affected by time constraints as well as operational limitations and losses. In World War 2, attempted assassinations like ‘Operation Valkyrie’ remain visible due to the target and the nature of a targeted…

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The Safari Club

The Safari Club would have likely never existed had it not been for the ideas of Karl Marx. “Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow…

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ISIS Threatens South Africa: A New Front?

Previous Grey Dynamics articles explored the intensifying insurgency in Mozambique and the Tanzanian link, analysing a potential ‘hijacking’ of a local conflict by ISIS, indicating the terror groups broader strategy in Africa. On July 3rd, the groups publication platform (Al-Naba), for the…

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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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Native American WW2 Veteran part of the Navaho Code Talker
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Native Americans in World Wars: Bravery and Sacrifice

Native Americans fought in foreign world wars because they wanted to belong. All humans want to belong. It’s an objective reality, and a universal desire of our species.    Belonging comes in many forms. Some forms align vertically, with a…

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Taskforce Takuba
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Task Force Takuba: European Special Forces in the Sahel

Importance of Task Force Takuba Task Force Takuba (TFT) is an example of the new geopolitical scenario relevant to European states. Takuba increases the share of a military burden against insurgents in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. France continues to…

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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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Maduro’s Corrupt Practices: Leaks and arrests in Venezuela

Venezuela: An Update The Maduro regime is under several fronts of pressure including crime, humanitarian, political and environmental concerns. Nevertheless, previous scandals threatening the regime lacked the effect to topple Maduro’s corrupt practices, only to weaken it. Currently, the fragile…

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