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The European Union's Proposed Intelligence Service

The Maastricht Treaty seized the opportunity in 1991 to catalyze the European Union intelligence-sharing process when the Treaty laid the foundations for a Common Foreign and Security Policy (C.F.S.P.) including the eventual framing of a common defense. In addition, on November 14, 1995, in Madrid, assessments were investigated and promises made to contribute towards enhancing European security and intelligence arrangements with the conclusion that the development of intelligence cooperation was important for operational capabilities. Most important, at the British-French Summit at St. Malo in 1998, it was stated that intelligence was fundamental to the success of the European Union, and that it must be given appropriate structures and a capacity for the analysis of situations, sources of intelligence, and a capability for relevant strategic planning without unnecessary duplication. This notion was also reinforced in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997 in order to create a policy of plannin

US Role in Operation Storm in Croatia

US Role in Storm Author: Ivo Pukanic Source: Nacional, Croatian weekly magazine May 24, 2005 Thrilled with Operation Flash, President Clinton gave the go ahead for Operation Storm ============================ The United States was actively involved in the preparation, monitoring and initiation of Operation Storm: the green light from President Clinton was passed on by the US military attache in Zagreb, and the operations were transmitted in real time to the Pentagon ============================ Considering that the US was much more interested in the situation in BiH than in Croatia, they asked Croatia to permit them to install a military base with ummanned aircraft. The United States not only monitored the complete Operation Storm, but they also actively participated with the Croatian Military in its preparation, and in the end directly initiated the operation. The green light from the White

South African Intelligence unlisted telephone database contains 795,000 data entries

The South African Intelligence unlisted telephone database contains 795,000 data entries with these categories: ( Database) Surname Initials Telephone Number 10 Digit ID Number National ID Number Postal Address Building Street Name Street Number Suburb Name Town name Postal Code A writes: This Windows Access Document format of the South African unlisted landline numbers (2003 – 2004) complied by the state telecommunications carrier, Telkom, is that used by the local intelligence agencies both as a research tool and the means of recording the communication identity of their field agents, office workers and cut-out fronts for businesses and administration. Foremost are those with the prefix coding (Pretoria: 012; Johannesburg: 011; Cape Town: 021 and Durban: 031) but occur through out. These agencies are: National Intelligence Agency (domestic intelligence including Counter Espionage, under control of Billy Masetla. Formerly led by Vusi Mavimbel

Report on the Death of Italian Secret Service Agent Nicola Calipari in Iraq

Series: Italian Government Documents and Publications Publisher: Italian Government Date of publication: 02.05.2005 Format: PDF Pages: 52 Description: This is the classified report of the Italian investigation into the shooting of intelligence agent Nicola Calipari at a US roadblock in Baghdad on 4 March 2005. The report examines the events that led to Calipari's death on his mission to free kidnapped Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena DOWNLOAD

The downfall of Putin’s enemy , success of German foreign intelligence

Erich Schmidt-Eenboom: „The downfall of Putin’s main domestic enemy has been a success of German foreign intelligence“ Erich Schmidt Eenboom is a well-known journalist and a recognized secret service expert for Europe, North America and the middle east. He is an author of numerous books to the topic, among them, “the Federal Intelligence Service Schnueffler without nose" (1993), “the Schattenkrieger. Klaus Kinkel and the Federal Intelligence Service" (1995) and “Undercover. The Federal Intelligence Service and the German journalists" (1998), Also he is head of research institute for peace policy - Forschungsinstitut f?r Friendenspolitik (Upper Bavaria). He makes comments to Irina Borogan / Agentura.Ru / on very specific attitudes between the Russian and German secret services which have developed during Putin's presidential board: - What’s your opinion about last spy scandal in Hamburg when Alexandre Kuzmin representative of Russian consulate had to go home?

The radicalisation of Muslim youth in Europe : Testimony of Claude Moniquet

The radicalisation of Muslim youth in Europe: The reality and the scale of the threat Testimony of Claude Moniquet, Director General of European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center April 27, 2005 Hearing of the Committee on International Relations / Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging threats / United States House of Representatives 1) An overview of the problem For various reasons, it is quite difficult to draw a general view of Islamic extremism in Europe. This question has not yet been really addressed by academics, and we lack scientific data. Even the real number of Muslims living in Europe is open to question. For instance in France, various figures are circulating: 4 million, 5 million, 6 million or more. But we could reasonably say that, without any doubt, the problem is real. Some concrete signs underline this reality: Before 2000, it was extremely rare to see a public demonstration by Islamists in the streets of Europe. Since September 11, we have seen this kind

Crouching Tiger, Swimming Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Swimming Dragon By NAYAN CHANDA NY Times FIVE hundred and ninety years after a Chinese fleet cast anchor at Hormuz, the Chinese are back in the Arabian Sea. When Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China visited Pakistan last week, one of the many deals he signed was for the deepening of the port at Gwadar, whose Chinese-built facilities symbolize China's return to an area that was, briefly, a playground for its navy. The port's just completed first phase - three berths that can accommodate very large ships - is relatively insignificant. But its projected size and strategic location have sent ripples of anxiety through Washington, Tokyo and New Delhi about the potential establishment of a permanent Chinese naval presence near the Strait of Hormuz, through which 40 percent of the world's oil passes. For the sake of regional stability, Beijing should forgo any ambitions to use Gwadar for its naval vessels. Yet China has valid reasons to help develop a commer

Balochis in North America to Lobby in Capitals and in UN

With calls for freedom in Balochistan , baloch diaspora , younger generation in particular is doing its best along with their older folks ,to make their voice heard in the world capitals . This generation is educated , highly organized and are making a major PR dent in Middle East , Europe using Internet , Radio and other modern communications . Having realised that Balochis are very weak in North America, younger generation is comming forward to form an organization for lobying in US and Canada . IntelliBriefs sources say their baloch leaders in America are forming an organization called Baloch Society of North America (BSONA) . Their leaders say "the main goal of this Organization will be to Unite and Organize all the Baloch in North America and Lobby for the Baloch Cause in US, Canada and in United Nation. Our Goal is to expose the Paki/Irani Occupation/oppression of Baloch land and to bring the human right violations in Balochistan into the world Notice." The organ

Shift in Spying Money to Agents From Satellites Is Sought

By SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON, June 14 - Arguing that satellites are consuming too much of the intelligence budget, the House Intelligence Committee is proposing a major shift of financing away from costly space-based spying to bolster the ranks of agents and analysts. While details and dollar amounts of the cuts to satellite programs are classified, the committee said in a report that the spending recommendations it is sending to the House floor would "significantly reposition funding from technical programs to human intelligence and analysis." The report, attached to the intelligence reauthorization bill, said the administration's budget request is "weighted far too heavily toward expensive technical systems." The committee called for eliminating "redundant or unjustified technical collection systems" while increasing investment in human intelligence. The committee said it was proposing more spending on training and infrastructure to s

Sonia Gandhi is nixing the PM's authority, or so it appears.

1. Why she had to take a charter Plane instead of commercially availabel plane 2. She has misused ececutive previlege . 3. Foreign Minister Natwar Singh cancelled attendance at G-77 . Is he providing escort service to Sonia Gandhi ? 4. According to protocol, the Prime Minister can only see off the President, vice-president, or visiting foreign dignitary, usually not less than head of government. So what was he doing at the airport when Sonia was leaving? Plane trouble Sonia Gandhi is nixing the PM's authority, or so it appears. From : INDIA REACT 16 June 2005: If the two Ambani brothers, Mukesh and Anil, had not been fighting one another so much, Sonia Gandhi perhaps may have been spared the embarrassment of her use of a Reliance Bombardier jet on a trip to Russia, which was splashed all over the papers. It was infernal bad luck for her that the brothers are at each other's neck, because the leak of the story came from one of them, but whoever hired or ordered the aircraft

Israel Air Force Transforms to Engage in War Against Terrorism

Source : Israel Defense Forces (IDF) went through major changes in recent years, transforming operational tactics and elevating the level of cooperation between the combat forces and the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). This evolution was necessary to improve the continued war against Palestinian terror. Some of the Israel Air Force’s (IAF) insights will be provided today by Brig. General Ido Nehushtan, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander, IAF at the Paris Air Show. “Our combat against Palestinian terror is a conflict between two learning networks. We had to adapt and adjust our systems while the enemy modified their tactics as they learned from our activities and patterns of operation,” said Nehushtan. “A basic lesson we drew was the importance of preemption. We cannot wait until suicide bombers are on their way to the target or rockets are launched at our cities. We proved that the level of terrorist acts was dramatically reduced when we pursued the

How Terrorists hide from patrolling UAVs ?

Paris 2005: Curtains for UAVs: terrorists go domestic to cover narrow streets UV Online has just watched some revealing video from an Arab TV station in which masked, Kalashnikov-toting gunmen described to an interviewer how they hide from patrolling UAVs by covering narrow streets with curtain material, a classic vignette of asymmetric warfare in which high and low technology go head-to-head and the ‘weaker’ side learns fast and can adapts its tactics daily. The clip was part of a briefing about air power in urban warfare given by Brigadier General Ido Nehushtan, here in Paris. Brig Gen Nehushtan is the Chief of the Air Staff and Deputy Commander of the Israel Air Force. He is also tipped as its next C-in-C. Other clips showed terrorists firing rockets and mortars out of windows and holes in walls made for the purpose. They rarely fire from open ground any more because they’ve learned the hard way how easily they become targets. A small, simple but lethal rocket takes two or three

Satellite phones, detonators seized at IGI airport

Pramod K Singh/ New Delhi 16th June 2005 A huge consignment of high-capacity and activated satellite phones, wireless sets and large number of detonators to be used by various terrorist outfits in the Kashmir valley, was seized at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Wednesday. The seizure was made by the Customs' Preventive Unit. The consignment had landed up at the cargo complex of the IGI on June 8 from Jeddah in Saudia Arabia and was to be delivered at Srinagar. The IGI airport had been put under high alert after the May 22 twin blasts in the capital. Intelligence sources said there was a specific input about the consignment of Thuraya satellite phones and surveillance was maintained. Security agencies at the IGI were alerted. After the consignment was off-loaded at the IGI airport, the prese