Category: Intelligence

Tang Chao, the American and British spy killer

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Following the New York Times’ revelations on May 20 (see here) about the loss of CIA sources who were arrested or executed by the Ministry of State Security(Guoanbu), Intelligence Online can reveal the role of Tang Chao, special aide to…

A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea’s Missile Cooperation

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On May 2, 2017, the Iranian military conducted a missile test from a Ghadir-class submarine in the Strait of the Hormuz. Even though the missile test failed, the close similarities between Iran’s Ghadir-class submarine and North Korea’s Yono-class miniature submarine…

Trump, Russia, Kushner, Manafort… What’s currently happening in Washington

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As the drama unfolds in Washington over Trump’s alleged ties to Russian interference, hysteria has risen and ignored piecing together the most critical information. Rumors the past week have Jared Kushner, not President Trump, being initially targeted by authorities. This…

China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield

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Cyber, space and electronic warfare challenges to the US in the Western Pacific Compared to the extensive coverage on China’s traditional war-fighting capabilities (e.g. its ‘carrier killer’ anti-ship missiles) far less ink has been spilled on Chinese thinking on the…

Russia-linked Hackers Target German Political Foundations

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Hackers with connections to Russia have tried to spy on German political foundations associated with the country’s largest parties, according to security experts. The Friedrich Ebert and the Konrad Adenauer Foundations were targeted by hackers in March and April this…

DEATH DRONES: China building cruise missiles powered by killer artificial intelligence

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Terrifying new ‘fire and forget’ weapons will use robotic technology to steer themselves toward a target China is developing a new range of killer cruise missiles fitted with technology which will effectively turn them into killer robots. Dubbed “death drones”, the missiles…

DGSE operations in Libya

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The death of three DGSE officers in Libya on July 17 sheds light on the French external intelligence service’s activities in the country. At the forefront of missions in Cyrenaica, the DGSE does not work alone in Libya. It benefits from both…

“Poor luck” for Chinese diplomats in Paris

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The death of Wu Jianmin, China’s former ambassador to France, in a bizarre “road accident” in Wuhan on June 16 is the latest unfortunate event to befall Chinese diplomats stationed in Paris. Wu Jianmin was a bitter critic of the extreme…

After the abortive coup, the Turkish intelligence service MIT is in Erdogan’s sights

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Some 150 agents have been sacked from the the Milli Istihbarat Teskilati (MIT), Turkey’s intelligence service, in a post-abortive coup purge that could even see MIT chief Hakan Fidan’s head also roll. The service has been accused of failing to anticipate and prevent…