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Juan Pujol García, the Spanish spy

Juan Pujol García, also known as the Spanish spy who worked with the British in the Second World War, was born on the 14th of February 1912 in Barcelona, Spain, in a family of liberals. His father, Juan Pujol, was…

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The Rhodesian Bush War & Intelligence Operations

The Rhodesian Bush War was a civil war in Africa taking place between July 1964 to December 1979. Primary belligerents were Rhodesia, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU). The ZANU and ZAPU were…

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William Adams: The English Samurai

William Adams was born on the 24th of September 1564, in Gillingham, a town in the county of Kent, England and was the first white Samurai. Adams lived his childhood in comfort since his family was quite wealthy until the…

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Cuba and the Opportunity to re-gain Influence in Africa

Cuba, Castro and the Portuguese Guinea Cuba highly likely achieved a necessary success in its pursue of armed revolutions. Portugal and its colony, Portuguese Guinea, engaged in a war between 1966 and 1973. The African Party for PAIGC confronted, with…

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Angolan Civil War and the Intelligence POV

Angolan Civil War: Background The Angolan Civil War began in 1975 and continued until 2002. Immediately after becoming independent from Portugal in November 1975. The war was a power struggle between two anti-colonial guerrilla movements. On the one hand the…

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Task Force Takuba: Special Forces in the Sahel

Task Force Takuba Task Force Takuba, named after the Takuba sword used across the Sahel, was established at the request of the Niger and Malian governments because of the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel region. Task Force Takuba was…

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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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Operation Gladio: An Introduction

This Grey Dynamics article explores the creation myth of the anti-communist NATO-allied project known as Operation Gladio, and the context behind why it was created – to prevent the post-World War II spread of communism across Europe using clandestine proxy…

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Task Force Takuba: Future Impact

Task Force Takuba Key Judgements KJ-1. TFT is unlikely to achieve full autonomy of Malian Special Forces within a 12-18 month period. Cooperation and guidance under European SOF is likely to remain due to low recruitment capability by Malian forces….

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