Confidential

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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Project Vela and “the Incident”

Project Vela had a big act to follow. The Manhattan Project gave one population of humanity a nuclear weapon, the power of which inconceivable up to that point in history, outside of the realm of theoretics. Power is intoxicating and…

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Congo Crisis
Confidential

The Congo Crisis and Foreign Intervention

The Congo crisis affected the current territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo from the 5th of July 1960 to the 25th of November 1965. Key Judgments KJ-1.    The US and the CIA intervention were the results of a possible…

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Confidential

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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Confidential

British Mercenaries and Colombian Cartels

British mercenaries arrived twice in Colombia in a 3-year period with the objective of targeting FARC headquarters and Pablo Escobar. Aid from the Medellin Cartel, Colombian Armed Forces and the Cali Cartel provided the sponsorship needed to carry out each…

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Confidential

Zaslon: Russia’s Most Secretive Unit

What is Zaslon? Zaslon “Barrier or Screen” is Russia’s most secretive special-purpose unit within the Russian external security service, Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki (SVR). It roughly resembles the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)–also known…

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Confidential

The Forgotten Rogue Nuclear Power of Africa

It is easy to think first of Iran or North Korea as aspiring and actual rogue nuclear nations respectively when asked about this subject. To others still, Israel and its purported nuclear deterrent may occur first. However, there was (until…

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Confidential

The Counterintelligence Failures of Britain’s Secret Police Part II

Undercover officers from the Metropolitan Police enjoyed several successes over 40 years in missions to infiltrate environmental, political and animal rights-activism groups and identify and disrupt planned protect activities, serious political violence and public disorder. Superior capabilities and access to…

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Confidential

Hybrid threat?

The 4th March poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a Novichok nerve agent has once again brought Russia, and its foreign affairs strategy, to the fore of Western politics. As such, the ‘Fusion Doctrine’ recently announced by Theresa May,…

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