Military Suppliers Arrested in Sting

AP: Twenty-two executives and employees of companies that supply the military and law enforcement agencies were arrested on the eve of their industry’s annual trade show in Las Vegas after a two-and-a-half-year sting operation focusing on schemes to bribe a…

Chinese intel working with Triads in Africa

Intel Brief:  Western intelligence services have noted that Chinese mobsters are increasingly active in Africa and that China’s intelligence agencies, notably Guoanbu and the 2nd Department of the People’s Liberation Army. Intelligence Online

Business Intelligence Briefs

Société Générale Société Générale spooked investors by issuing a profit warning for the fourth quarter because it had to write down a further €1.4 billion ($2 billion) in assets related to American property debt. The French bank still expects to…

Al Qaeda’s Leadership in Yemen

Intelligence Online: Formed less than a year ago in Yemen (IOL 588), Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) was able to provide the spark that led Nidal Hassan to go on the rampage in Texas in November and then Nigeria’s Umar…