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Secret Intelligence Service
MI6
Secret Intelligence Service (UK) logo.png
Agency overview
Formed 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau
Jurisdiction Government of the United Kingdom
Headquarters Vauxhall Cross, London
Minister responsible The Rt Hon. David Miliband MP, Foreign Secretary
Agency executive Sir John Sawers KCMG, Director General
Parent agency Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Website
http://www.sis.gov.uk
.The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) is responsible for supplying the British Government with foreign intelligence.^ "They introduced me to British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) agents."
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^ British Government and the intelligence services .
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^ "They introduced me to British Secret Intelligence Service agents."
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.It is more often referred to in the mass media and popular parlance by its former name MI6.^ The MI6 station chief in Athens — who has been named in the Greek media but whom the British media have been ordered not to identify — and two colleagues have been recalled to London.
  • The Hindu : International : MI6 agents were present: officials 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.hindu.com [Source type: News]

^ MI6 refers to SIS, and more specifically to the largely SIS clique based on the Joint Intelligence Committee that have established themselves as Britain’s secret government, using a large cadre of agents in the media, and bagmen from the forces.
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^ Richard Tomlinson, the former MI6 officer suspected of supplying the names, denied for a second time that he was the author.
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[1] .Alongside the internal Security Service (MI5), the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS), it operates under the formal direction of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC).^ State Security is the civil intelligence service.
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^ British Government and the intelligence services .
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^ It is no secret that he chairs the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), which sets priorities for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, the government's eavesdropping centre.
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.mega.nu [Source type: Original source]
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

.SIS is referred to colloquially within the Civil Service as Box 850, after its old MI6 post office box number.^ Insiders sometimes refer to it as box 850 which comes from its old postal box number.

^ It seems Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), known colloquially as MI6 and Bond, James Bond’s, former employer, has targeted the site as as a spy recruitment agency.
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^ It grew steadily and by 1920 had become a separate service increasingly referred to as SIS. Cumming signed himself 'C'.

[2][3][4] .Its existence, or indeed that of its sister organisations, was not officially acknowledged in public until 1994.[5] Its headquarters, since 1995, is at Vauxhall Cross on the South Bank of the Thames.^ SIS headquarters , since 1995, is at 85, Vauxhall Cross , along the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall on the banks of the River Thames by Vauxhall Bridge , London .
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^ The SIS headquarters since 1995 is at Vauxhall Cross, located in Vauxhall in London, on the bank of the River Thames beside the Vauxhall Bridge.
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^ The agency has its present headquarters in a huge building at Vauxhall Cross on the banks of the river Thames.
  • MI6: The British Secret Intelligence Service | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.teachingenglish.org.uk [Source type: General]

Contents

History

Foundation

.The Service is derived from the Secret Service Bureau, which was founded in 1909.[1] It was a joint initiative of the Admiralty and the War Office to control secret intelligence operations in the UK and overseas, particularly concentrating on the activities of the Imperial German government.^ It was founded in October 1909 (along with MI5) as the Foreign Section of the Secret Service Bureau.
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^ MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations 1909-45 0297782908 .

^ British Government and the intelligence services .
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.The Bureau was split into naval and army sections which, over time, specialised in foreign espionage and internal counter-espionage activities respectively.^ Activities : Internal security and foreign counterintelligence.
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^ At that time, the Bureau was divided into a naval section and an army section.

^ The two came to be known, respectively, as "C" and "K." After World War I broke out, the Foreign Section became MI1(c), and in 1921 the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), or MI6.
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.This specialisation was because the Admiralty wanted to know the maritime strength of the Imperial German Navy.^ All because he wants to know what the secret case is against him.
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^ As the Kaiser constructed a powerful German navy to challenge British maritime supremacy, anxieties over national security sparked a series of spy scares.
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^ And I don't want to minimize the effect of the arrest in Rome, because what that indicates is that the cellular structure is elsewhere and we all know that Italy is a big target on their list.
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.This specialisation was formalised before 1914. When World War I started, the two sections underwent administrative changes so that the foreign section became the Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 6 (MI6), the name by which it is frequently known in popular culture today.^ The two came to be known, respectively, as "C" and "K." After World War I broke out, the Foreign Section became MI1(c), and in 1921 the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), or MI6.
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^ Subject: World War, 19 Subject: Military intelligence -- History.
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^ World War, 1939-1945 Military intelligence United States.
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.Its first director was Captain Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming, who often dropped the Smith in routine communication.^ Sir Mansfield Smith Cumming), is identified by name on the Web site.
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^ Its first director was Captain Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming , who, often dropping the "Smith", used his initial "C" as a code name which was also used by all subsequent directors of SIS (compare with " M " in Ian Fleming 's James Bond novels).
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^ He even revealed that the first Director-General of the organization was Mansfield Cumming .

.He typically signed correspondence with his initial C in green ink.^ He always signed his name as ‘C’ in green ink.
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^ The first head of the Secret Service was Captain Sir Mansfield Cumming RN who would sign himself 'MC' or just 'C' in green ink.

^ The first head of the Foreign Section, Captain Sir Mansfield Cumming RN, signed himself 'MC' or 'C' in green ink.
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.This usage evolved as a code name, and has been adhered to by all subsequent directors of SIS when signing documents to retain anonymity.^ Its first director was Captain Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming, who, often dropping the "Smith", used his initial "C" as a code name which was also used by all subsequent directors of SIS (compare with "M" in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels).

^ The Foreign Section's responsibility for overseas intelligence collection has been retained ever since by SIS under a variety of names and acronyms.
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^ Captain Mansfield Cumming was the first head of SIS. Cummings used C as a code name.

[1][6]

World War I

.The service's performance during First World War was mixed, because it was unable to establish a network in Germany itself.^ World War, 1939-1945 › Germany.
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^ The organisation's first significant test came with the First World War , during which it had mixed success.
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^ Constantinides : Assignments during the war took Davidson to Hungary, Cairo, Yugoslavia, and Italy, and included service with both D Section and SOE. This is "the best first-hand account of the split in SOE-Cairo over whom to support" in Yugoslavia, because Davidson at one point headed the operations section for Yugoslavia.
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.The majority of its results came from military and commercial intelligence collected through networks in neutral countries, occupied territories, and Russia.^ As a result, countries are considering major adjustments to their security and intelligence agencies.
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^ By 1916 he was a major in the Intelligence Corps working at GHQ France on press liaison matters and later became head of the Department of Information (propaganda) in London where a great deal of his work involved propaganda in enemy and neutral countries.
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^ However it used a network of spies in occupied territories and Russia with great success against Germany.

[7]

Inter-War period

After the war, resources were significantly reduced. .Circulating Sections were introduced to give greater control on its objectives to its consumer departments, mainly the War Office and Admiralty.^ In a large room inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the department that sets MI6 its tasks, I am introduced to a tall, affable man, in (I guess) his late 40s.
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^ After the war, SIS resources were greatly reduced and its consumers, such as the War Office and Admiralty , were given partial control of its operational activities through the appointment of consumer liaisons or 'Circulating' sections.
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^ His early intelligence training was in Ireland against the IRA and at the outbreak of World War Two he was appointed GSO1 in MI14 (War Office/ German section).
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.February 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The Circulating Sections established intelligence requirements for the operational Group sections to fulfill and passed the intelligence back to the consumers.^ The Circulating Sections set requirements for the operational 'Group' sections and passed SIS product back to their home departments.
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^ SIS did not establish a Moscow station until 1943, and much of their intelligence became reliant on groups of exiled White Russians, who had a tendency to exaggerate their own importance as well as the strength of the Red Army.
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^ SIS operations do require muscle on occasion, but this tends to take the form of ex-special forces contractors rather than serving intelligence officers.
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.This relationship was termed the 1921 arrangement and still provides the basis for the internal structure of the agency.^ This structural arrangement is still used by SIS. .

^ This relationship was termed the '1921 arrangement' and provided the basic internal structure of the agency that still prevails today.
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^ While many federal agencies have received such flexibility, others may be both needed and appropriate for intelligence agencies, such as providing these agencies with the authority to hire a limited number of term-appointed positions on a noncompetitive basis.
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[citation needed]
.During the 1920s, SIS established a close operational relationship with the diplomatic service.^ However, during the 1920s it became increasingly referred to as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), the official name it is known as today as per the Intelligence Servcies Act 1994.

^ "Although the SIS archive remains closed, a great deal has been written about the service.
  • CNN.com - MI6�goes online in plea for spies - Oct 13, 2005 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The security service was established to investigate the leads being provided by Operation Venona so as to identify the group of people in Australia spying for the Soviet Union.
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.It established the post of Passport Control Officer within embassies, based on a system developed during WWI by British Army Intelligence.^ The recruitment of such British intelligence officers as Kim Philby and his espionage ring was indeed remarkable.
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^ He crossed into Switzerland on the Brussels-Milan Eurocity train without a passport: he could show the customs officers only a driver's licence and an army document.
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^ In fact, as we now know from the Hutton Inquiry, it was challenged from within MI6 by senior intelligence officers, and was dismissed by the director of the CIA, George Tenet.
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[8] .This provided operatives with a degree of cover and diplomatic immunity but had become compromised by the 1930s (Venlo Incident).^ This gave SIS's operatives a degree of cover and diplomatic immunity , but the system probably lasted too long and was an open secret by the 1930s.
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.The debate over the future structure of British Intelligence continued at length after the end of hostilities but Cumming managed to engineer the return of the Service to Foreign Office control.^ After the war Cumming managed to have the service come back under the control of the Foreign Office.

^ British Government and the intelligence services .
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^ The debate over the future structure of British Intelligence continued at length after the end of hostilities but Cumming managed to engineer the return of the Service to Foreign Office control.
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.At this time, the organisation was known in Whitehall by a variety of titles including the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Secret Service, MI1(c), the Special Intelligence Service and even C's organisation.^ Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) recruitment.
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^ The Secret Intelligence Service is tasked with collecting intelligence and for foreign operations abroad.
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^ MI6 – that’s what Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service is known as.
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Around 1920, it began increasingly to be referred to as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a title that it has continued to use to the present day and which was enshrined in statute in the Intelligence Services Act 1994.[1]
.In the immediate post-war years under Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming and throughout most of the 1920s, the SIS was focused on Communism, in particular, Russian Bolshevism.^ Sir Mansfield Smith Cumming), is identified by name on the Web site.
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^ In the immediate post-war years and throughout most of the 1920s, SIS was preoccupied with Communism , and Communist Russia in particular.
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^ This "Unified International Intelligence Community" was built during Rome’s Second Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945) and perfected during Rome’s subsequent Cold War (1945-1990).
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.Examples include a thwarted operation to overthrow the Bolshevik government[9] in 1918 by SIS agents Sidney George Reilly[10] and Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart,[11] as well as more orthodox espionage efforts within early Soviet Russia headed by Captain George Hill.^ He also lent his energies to the efforts of secret agents plotting to overthrow the Bolsheviks.
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^ The most active MI6 agent in Russia was Sidney Reilly .

^ During World War I, MI6 conducted intelligence operations involving both Germany and Russia, and its operatives and agents included both the author W. Somerset Maugham and the legendary spy Sidney Reilly.
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.Smith-Cumming died, in his office, in 1923 and was replaced as C by Admiral Sir Hugh "Quex" Sinclair.^ Cumming died (in his office) in 1923 and was replaced as "C" by Admiral Sir Hugh 'Quex' Sinclair , who may have lacked the charisma of his predecessor, but was probably the first C with a coherent vision for the future of the agency.
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^ In 1926 Admiral Hugh Sinclair became the new head of MI6.

^ Sir Mansfield Smith Cumming), is identified by name on the Web site.
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.While lacking the charisma of his predecessor, he had a clear vision for the future of the agency[citation needed] which developed a range of new activities under his leadership.^ Under his leadership, a wide range of new functions were developed.
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^ Cumming died (in his office) in 1923 and was replaced as "C" by Admiral Sir Hugh 'Quex' Sinclair , who may have lacked the charisma of his predecessor, but was probably the first C with a coherent vision for the future of the agency.
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^ New organizations have been established to provide more coherent management of activities ranging from military espionage, to imagery collection, to the procurement of airborne intelligence systems.
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[citation needed] Under Sinclair the following sections were created:
.
  • A central foreign counter-espionage Circulating Section, Section V, to liaise with the Security Service to collate counter-espionage reports from overseas stations.
  • An economic intelligence section, Section VII, to deal with trade, industrial and contraband.
  • A clandestine radio communications organisation, Section VIII, to communicate with operatives and agents overseas.
  • Section N to exploit the contents of foreign diplomatic bags
  • Section D to conduct political covert actions and paramilitary operations in time of war.^ The other section was responsible for counter-intelligence.
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    ^ "A foreign intelligence service needs an untarnished image at home if it is to be trusted by its agents overseas.
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    ^ These included a central foreign counter-espionage Circulating Section (Section V) which liaised with MI5, collated counter-espionage (CE) information from, and issued CE requirements to, SIS stations abroad; an economic intelligence section dealing with trade, industrial and contraband (Section VII); a clandestine short-wave radio communications organisation for communicating by radio with SIS informants in foreign countries (Section VIII), an intercept unit accessing and reading the contents of foreign diplomatic bags (Section N) and a sub-organisation for political covert actions and paramilitary operations in time of war, Section D. Section D would eventually serve as one of the foundations of the wartime Special Operations Executive (SOE).
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    .Section D would come to be the foundation of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War.^ Special Operations Executive (13) .
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    ^ Although Dorril covers operations around the world and up to the 1990s, the key focus for more than half the book is on Europe and the early Cold War.
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    ^ In October and November 2000 I became involved in a major police operation concerning a German Enigma coding machine stolen from Bletchley Park, home of British codebreaking during the Second World War.
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    [8]
.With the emergence of Germany as a threat following the ascendence of the Nazis, in the early 1930s attention was shifted in that direction.^ Along with the rest of the intelligence community and the wider government, SIS switched focus in the 1930s to Nazi Germany .
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[8] .Whilst the service acquired several reliable sources within the Government and the German Admiralty, its information was less comprehensive than that provided by the diplomatic network of Robert Vansittart, the Permanent Undersecretary at the Foreign Office.^ Again its success was rather modest; although it did acquire several quite reliable sources within the Government and also the German Admiralty, its information was probably less comprehensive than that provided by the rival network of Robert Vansittart , the permanent undersecretary at the Foreign Office .
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^ As a naval officer he was less than pleased at appearing under the auspices of the War Office.
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^ The futuristic green glass MI6 building on the south bank of the River Thames, less than a mile from parliament and the main government offices in Whitehall, is probably one of the most secure and closely guarded compounds in Britain.
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[citation needed]
Sinclair died in 1939, after an illness, and was replaced as C by Lt Col. Stewart Menzies (Horse Guards), who had been with the service since the end of WWI.

World War II

During the Second World War the human intelligence work of the service was overshadowed by several other initiatives:
.GC&CS was the source of ULTRA intelligence, which was very useful.^ PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images A piece in the USA Today this week highlights the use of open-source information in the U.S. intelligence community.

^ Such social events can be very useful for gathering intelligence and spreading disinformation.
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^ Neither lacked courage to use the levers of office, and intelligence was a useful source of power and influence.
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.The most significant failure of the service during the war was known as the Venlo incident, named for the Dutch town where much of the operation took place.^ Constantinides : Assignments during the war took Davidson to Hungary, Cairo, Yugoslavia, and Italy, and included service with both D Section and SOE. This is "the best first-hand account of the split in SOE-Cairo over whom to support" in Yugoslavia, because Davidson at one point headed the operations section for Yugoslavia.
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^ Its most famous operation of the war was a spectacular failure known as the Venlo incident (after the Dutch town where much of the action took place), in which SIS was thoroughly duped by agents of the German secret service, the Abwehr , posing as high-ranking Army officers involved in a plot to depose Hitler .
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^ U.S. Intelligence operations during the 1920's and 1930's were much more simplified (compared to the Soviets) who were at that time, infiltrating the entire United States and its government agencies.
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.Agents of the German army secret service, the Abwehr, posed as high-ranking officers involved in a plot to depose Hitler.^ Secret service agents .
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^ Video is a short extract of an underground UFO lecture given by David Shayler, an ex British MI6 secret service agent.
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^ Its most famous operation of the war was a spectacular failure known as the Venlo incident (after the Dutch town where much of the action took place), in which SIS was thoroughly duped by agents of the German secret service, the Abwehr , posing as high-ranking Army officers involved in a plot to depose Hitler .
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.In a series of meetings between SIS agents and the 'conspirators', SS plans to abduct the SIS team were shelved due to the presence of Dutch police.^ In a series of meetings between SIS agents and the 'conspirators', SS plans to abduct the SIS team were shelved due to the presence of Dutch police.
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^ Due to security concerns agents did not notify festival organizers of the Bunny’s visit, and while children were mostly delighted by the presence of the Bunny, festival security officials were not.

^ However, their multiple mistakes have marred their success due to the lack of coordination and internal frictions between the police forces.
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When a meeting took place without police presence, two SIS agents were duly abducted by the SS.
.In the early stages of the war, Section D was significantly expanded and given a distinct identity as the Special Operations Executive.^ Special Operations Executive (13) .
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^ Although Dorril covers operations around the world and up to the 1990s, the key focus for more than half the book is on Europe and the early Cold War.
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^ During Word War II, MI6's prestige rested more on its control of the Bletchley Park code-breaking programme than on recruiting agents in Europe, where its thunder was stolen by the rival Special Operations Executive.
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.SOE operations were overtly offensive in the occupied countries, which clashed with the more discreet approach of SIS, leading to a significant level of friction and increased risk to SIS operatives.^ SIS was unable to penetrate Germany itself, but had some significant successes in military and commercial intelligence; this was achieved mostly by means of agent networks in neutral countries, occupied territories, and Russia .
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^ Its primary function was to serve as an instrument for the use of regional SOE headquarters, and as a conduit for operations into Germany and axis-occupied territory....
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^ Under Tony Blair, Britain's official approach is far more co-operative and Mossad have apparently met with little opposition to their clandestine centre operating in London with some 15 intelligence officers and 2 or 3 members of the Kidon.

.The increased security in the occupied territories as a result of SOE activity, significantly reduced freedom of movement for SIS operatives and so curtailed operations.^ Its primary function was to serve as an instrument for the use of regional SOE headquarters, and as a conduit for operations into Germany and axis-occupied territory....
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^ The exhibition also looks at the schools set up to train the Special Operations Executive (SOE), officers who carried out the highly dangerous work of supporting and organising resistance movements in enemy-occupied countries.
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^ He said his party was opposed to the republican movement as a result of its "illegal and criminal" activities and whether or not senior members were agents was irrelevant.
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.Despite these difficulties the service nevertheless conducted substantial and successful operations in both occupied Europe and in the Middle East and Far East where it operated under the cover name Interservice Liaison Department (ISLD).^ Both of these efforts were successful.
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^ Despite difficulties at the outset of the war, SIS recovered and began to run substantial and successful operations both in the occupied Continent and in the Middle East and Far East where it operated under the cover name 'Interservice Liaison Department' (ISLD).
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^ Moreover, he built up ties with espionage services in Europe and the Middle East on top of Israel’s long-standing relationship with the CIA. .
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Cold War

.In 1946, SIS absorbed the "rump" remnant of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), dispersing the latter's personnel and equipment between its operational divisions or "controllerates" and new Directorates for Training and Development and for War Planning.^ Special Operations Executive (13) .
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^ In 1946 SIS absorbed the 'rump' remnant of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), dispersing the latter's personnel and equipment between its operational divisions or 'controllerates' and new Directorates for Training and Development and for War Planning.
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^ With the end of World War Two the SOE (Special Operations Executive) undoubted ability in both subversion and assassination was absorbed into the Secret Intelligence Service and for many years afterwards Britain is believed to have made regular, if sparing use of assassination to further its foreign policy aims.

.The 1921 arrangement was streamlined with the geographical, operational units redesignated "Production Sections", sorted regionally under Controllers, all under a Director of Production.^ The 1921 arrangement was streamlined with the geographical, operational units redesignated 'Production Sections', sorted regionally under Controllers, all under a Director of Production.
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^ By 1956, the Special Branch had been raised to the directorate level within the RCMP, under the control of an Assistant Commissioner.
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^ General MacArthur had preempted the intelligence role in the Far East -- that is, those intelligence activities which were not under the control of the Navy -- and the FBI had been given the responsibility for intelligence operations in Latin America.
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.The Circulating Sections were renamed 'Requirements Sections' and placed under a Directorate of Requirements.^ The Circulating Sections were renamed 'Requirements Sections' and placed under a Directorate of Requirements.
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^ The defector program was put in place under CIA Director Porter J. Goss, who has since left.
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^ As a consequence of these cuts, the Requirements division (formerly the Circulating Sections of the 1921 Arrangement) were deprived of any representation on the Board of Directors.
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.SIS operations against the USSR were extensively compromised by the fact that the post-war Counter-Espionage Section, R5, was headed for two years by an agent working for the Soviet Union, Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby.^ SIS operations against the USSR were extensively compromised by the fact that the post-war Counter-Espionage Section, R5, was headed for two years by the penetration agent Harold Adrian Russell 'Kim' Philby .
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^ After the war Philby was responsible for monitoring Soviet espionage.

^ In the mid-1950s, the British public reacted with consternation when it was revealed that MI6 had been penetrated by British double agents who had served the Soviet Union since the 1930s.
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.Although Philby's damage was mitigated for several years by his transfer as Head of Station in Turkey, he later returned and was the SIS intelligence liaison officer at the Embassy in Washington D.C..^ Although Philby's damage was mitigated for several years by his transfer as Head of Station in Turkey , he later returned and was the SIS intelligence liaison officer at the Embassy in Washington DC .
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^ In 1949 Kim Philby became the MI6 liaison officer in Washington .

^ In the 1980s, he was the MI6 case officer for Oleg Gordievsky, then the senior KGB officer in the Soviet Embassy in London and later perhaps the most celebrated Soviet defector of the Cold War, helping to turn over information of huge value to London and Washington.
  • Britain's Spies Plan to Party Like 007 When MI-6 Turns 1-0-0 - WSJ.com 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.In this capacity he compromised a programme of joint U.S.-UK paramilitary operations (Albanian Subversion, Valuable Project) in Enver Hoxha's Albania (although it has been shown that these operations were further compromised "on the ground" by poor security discipline amongst the Albanian émigrés recruited to undertake the operations).^ In this capacity he compromised a programme of joint US-UK paramilitary operations in Enver Hoxha 's Albania (although it has been shown that these operations were further compromised 'on the ground' by poor security discipline amongst the Albanian émigrés recruited to undertake the operations).
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^ The Sunday Express has been given the identity of the MI6 man he spoke to but we are not publishing his name on the grounds that his security may be compromised.
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^ This report considers whether the UK security and intelligence Agencies had any knowledge of, and/or involvement in, rendition operations, and also the Agencies' overall policy for intelligence sharing with foreign liaison services.
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.Philby was eased out of office and quietly retired in 1953 after the defection of his friends and fellow members of the "Cambridge spy ring" Donald Duart Maclean and Guy Burgess.^ Golitsin claimed that Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess and Kim Philby were members of a Ring of Five agents based in Britain.
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^ The Cambridge spy ring was informally led by Harold 'Kim' Philby.

^ Philby was eased out of office and quietly retired in 1953 after the defection of his friends and fellow members of the ' Cambridge spy ring ' Donald Duart Maclean and Guy Burgess .
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.SIS suffered further embarrassment when it turned out that an officer involved in both the Vienna and Berlin tunnel operations had been turned as a Soviet agent during internment by the Chinese during the Korean War.^ The operation involved a large cast of officers and agents of MI6.
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^ SIS suffered further embarrassment when it turned out that an officer involved in both the Vienna and Berlin tunnel operations had been turned as a Soviet agent during internment by the Chinese during the Korean War .
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^ In October and November 2000 I became involved in a major police operation concerning a German Enigma coding machine stolen from Bletchley Park, home of British codebreaking during the Second World War.
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.This agent, George Blake, returned from his internment to be treated as something of a hero by his contemporaries in "the office". His security authorisation was restored, and in 1953 he was posted to the Vienna Station where the original Vienna tunnels had been running for years.^ His security authorisation was restored, and in 1953 he was posted to the Vienna Station where the original Vienna tunnels had been running for years.
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^ George Blake returned from his internment to be treated as something of a hero by his contemporaries in 'the office'.
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^ SIS suffered further embarrassment when it turned out that an officer involved in both the Vienna and Berlin tunnel operations had been turned as a Soviet agent during internment by the Chinese during the Korean War .
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.After compromising these to his Soviet controllers, he was subsequently assigned to the British team involved on Operation Gold, the Berlin tunnel, and which was, consequently, blown from the outset.^ After compromising these to his Soviet controllers, he was subsequently assigned to the British team involved on Operation Gold , the Berlin tunnel, and which was, consequently, blown from the outset.
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^ SIS suffered further embarrassment when it turned out that an officer involved in both the Vienna and Berlin tunnel operations had been turned as a Soviet agent during internment by the Chinese during the Korean War .
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^ These teams operated covertly in other sovereign states to hunt down and exterminate Arab terrorists.
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.Blake was eventually identified, arrested and faced trial in court for espionage and was sent to prison—only to be liberated and extracted to the USSR in 1964. In 1956 MI6 Director John Alexander Sinclair had to resign after the botched affair of the death of Lionel Crabb.^ Only 40 faced trial for any crime.
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^ Blake was eventually identified, arrested and faced trial in court for espionage and was sent to prison - only to be busted out and escape to the USSR in 1964 .
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^ The Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, Chris Huhne, said Sir John had denied the involvement of the British secret intelligence service, MI6, and had not spoken about the security service, MI5, against whom the allegations had been directed.
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.Despite these setbacks, SIS began to recover in the early 1960s as a result of improved vetting and security, and a series of successful penetrations, one of the Polish security establishment codenamed NODDY and the other the GRU Colonel Oleg Penkovsky.^ Despite these setbacks, SIS began to recover in the early 1960s as a result of improved vetting and security, and a series of successful penetrations, one of the Polish security establishment codenamed NODDY and the other the GRU Colonel Oleg Penkovsky .
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^ Despite difficulties at the outset of the war, SIS recovered and began to run substantial and successful operations both in the occupied Continent and in the Middle East and Far East where it operated under the cover name 'Interservice Liaison Department' (ISLD).
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^ It has some fairly clear objectives in terms of protecting national security, and has a reputation for success in both the detection and prevention of serious crime.
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Penkovsky ran for two years as a considerable success, providing several thousand photographed documents, including Red Army rocketry manuals that allowed U.S. National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) analysts to recognise the deployment pattern of Soviet SS4 MRBMs and SS5 IRBMs in Cuba in October 1962. SIS operations against the USSR continued to gain pace through the remainder of the Cold War, arguably peaking with the recruitment in the 1970s of Oleg Gordievsky whom SIS ran for the better part of a decade, then successfully exfiltrated from the USSR across the Finnish border in 1985.
.The real scale and impact of SIS activities during the second half of the Cold War remains unknown, however, because the bulk of their most successful targeting operations against Soviet officials were the result of "Third Country" operations recruiting Soviet sources travelling abroad in Asia and Africa.^ I mean during the Cold War the real focus was the Soviet Union and the Soviet Block.
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^ Source of funds to operate this network is unknown.
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^ In October and November 2000 I became involved in a major police operation concerning a German Enigma coding machine stolen from Bletchley Park, home of British codebreaking during the Second World War.
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.These included the defection to the SIS Tehran Station in 1982 of KGB officer Vladimir Kuzichkin, the son of a senior Politburo member and a member of the KGB's internal Second Chief Directorate who provided SIS and the British government with warning of the mobilisation of the KGB's Alpha Force during the 1991 August Coup which, briefly, toppled Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.^ These included the defection of KGB officer Vladimir Kuzichkin to the SIS' Tehran Station in 1982, the son of a senior Politburo member and a member of the KGB 's internal Second Chief Directorate who provided SIS and the British government with warning of the mobilisation of the KGB's Alpha Force during the 1991 August Coup which, briefly, toppled Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev .
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^ In the mid-1950s, the British public reacted with consternation when it was revealed that MI6 had been penetrated by British double agents who had served the Soviet Union since the 1930s.
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^ During and after the Second World War, a top talent scout of a different kind, at Cambridge University, recruited the infamous spy ring of undergraduates, including Harold “Kim” Philby, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean who worked as double agents for the Soviet KGB. .
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.SIS activities allegedly included a range of covert political action successes, including the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadeq in Iran in 1953 (in collaboration with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency), the again collaborative toppling of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo in 1961, and the triggering of an internal conflict between Lebanese paramilitary groups in the second half of the 1980s that effectively distracted them from further hostage takings of Westerners in the region.^ The principal agency for intelligence activities and covert operations abroad is the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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^ In politics these are called intelligence agencies.
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^ Director of Central Intelligence and others of the Agency.
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  • The Secret Team by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, Chapter 3 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

.A number of intelligence operatives have left SIS. Usually they have found new employment in the civilian world.^ A number of "intelligence operatives" ( spies ) have left SIS. Usually they have either found new employment in the civilian world or defected to a friendly country.
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^ Nor does it appear that the new intelligence chief - who will be codenamed 'C' once he takes up his post - had considered the potential risks of what his family was revealing to the world.
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^ Opposition politicians and security experts said they found the leaks "distressing and worrying," according to ABC News .
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In the late 1990s, an SIS officer called Richard Tomlinson was dismissed and later wrote a story of his experiences entitled "The Big Breach".

End of Cold War to present

.The end of the Cold War led to a reshuffle of existing priorities.^ End of Cold War to present .
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^ Schweizer argues that with the end of the cold war, secret services are increasingly involved in industrial espionage.
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^ CORERA : Well it was partly the end of the Cold War.
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.The Soviet Bloc ceased to swallow the lion's share of operational priorities, although the stability and intentions of a weakened but still nuclear-capable Federal Russia constituted a significant concern.^ The Soviet Bloc ceased to swallow the lions share of operational priorities, although the stability and intentions of a weakened but still nuclear-capable Federal Russia constituted a significant concern.
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^ It is not a chronology of espionage or terrorist events in Australia, nor is it a history of ASIO, although significant publicly known ASIO operations are included.
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^ But the reality is that, although many of the stories appear to be wildly exaggerated, Pakistanis have good reason to be concerned about Blackwater's operations in their country.
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.Instead, functional rather than geographical intelligence requirements came to the fore such as counter-proliferation (via the agency's Production and Targeting, Counter-Proliferation Section) which had been a sphere of activity since the discovery of Pakistani physics students studying nuclear-weapons related subjects in 1974; counter-terrorism (via two joint sections run in collaboration with the Security Service, one for Irish republicanism and one for international terrorism); counter-narcotics and serious crime (originally set up under the Western Hemisphere Controllerate in 1989); and a 'global issues' section looking at matters such as the environment and other public welfare issues, and this post was appointed to Davey Fontan, a former young MI6 operative known to use his youthfulness and his employment at Great Ormond Street Hospital as the perfect cover for underground national surveillance.^ Produce integrated and targeted intelligence products.
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^ Security Service Act 1989, any information relating to the obtaining of information by reason of any such action and any document or other article which is or has been used or held for use in, or has been obtained by reason of, any such action.
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^ A magisterial study of Britain's foreign intelligence service, the SIS, better known as MI6.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In the mid-1990s these were consolidated into a new post of Controller, Global and Functional.^ Posted: January 15, 2010 .
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^ In the mid-1990s these were consolidated into a new post of Controller, Global and Functional.
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^ Strawdog Studios' Space Ark hits XBLA in Spring 2010 New creepy Xbox Indie Game: Soul .
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.During the transition, then-C Sir Colin McColl embraced a new, albeit limited, policy of openness towards the press and public, with 'public affairs' falling into the brief of Director, Counter-Intelligence and Security (renamed Director, Security and Public Affairs).^ Counter intelligence secrets made public .
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^ During the transition, then-C Sir Collin McColl embraced something of a new, albeit limited, policy of openness towards the press and public, with 'public affairs' falling into the brief of Director, Counter-Intelligence and Security (renamed Director, Security and Public Affairs).
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^ (Sir John Stevens, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has conducted three inquiries into collusion between the Northern Ireland security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries.
  • Another MI6 Agent exposed? - Indymedia Ireland 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.indymedia.ie [Source type: Original source]

.McColl's policies were part and parcel with a wider 'open government initiative' developed from 1993 by the government of John Major.^ McColl's policies were part and parcel with a wider 'open government initiative' developed from 1993 by the government of (now Sir) John Major.
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^ This accelerating rate of change represents a major challenge to the security and intelligence agencies that exist to provide information and advice to policy-makers in their client government institutions.
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^ Human rights' lawyer John Scott told Mackay, "The government is opening itself up to significant and justified protest.
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.As part of this, SIS operations, and those of the national signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, were placed on a statutory footing through the 1994 Intelligence Services Act.^ Intelligence Services Act 1994 .
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^ Home Legislation UK Acts Public Acts 1994 Intelligence Services Act 1994 ( c.
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^ As part of this, SIS' operations, and those of the national signals intelligence agency, GCHQ were placed on a statutory footing through the 1994 Intelligence Services Act.
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.Although the Act provided procedures for Authorisations and Warrants, this essentially enshrined mechanisms that had been in place at least since 1953 (for Authorisations) and 1985 (under the Interception of Communications Act, for warrants).^ Although the Act provided procedures for Authorisations and Warrants, this essentially enshrined mechanisms that had been in place at least since 1953 (for Authorisations) and 1985 (under the Interception of Communications Act, for warrants).
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^ An Act to make provision about the Secret Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Headquarters, including provision for the issue of warrants and authorisations enabling certain actions to be taken and for the issue of such warrants and authorisations to be kept under review; to make further provision about warrants issued on applications by the Security Service; to establish a procedure for the investigation of complaints about the Secret Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Headquarters; to make provision for the establishment of an Intelligence and Security Committee to scrutinise all three of those bodies; and for connected purposes.
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^ The Act enabled ASIO to seek warrants from the Attorney-General to intercept telephone communications, although the practice had existed since 1949.
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.Under this Act, since 1994, SIS and GCHQ activities have been subject to scrutiny by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee.^ Intelligence Services Act 1994 .
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^ Intelligence Services Act 1994 (c.
  • Intelligence Services Act 1994 (c. 13) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.opsi.gov.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Under this Act, since 1994, SIS and GCHQ activities have been subject to scrutiny by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee .
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.During the mid-1990s the British intelligence community was subjected to a comprehensive costing review by the Government.^ British Government and the intelligence services .
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^ In mid-1950, Mr Brookes persuaded the government of the day of the utility of establishing an organisation, modelled on the United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service (also known as MI6).
  • Annual Report 2004 - 2005: Australian Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.igis.gov.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This "Unified International Intelligence Community" was built during Rome’s Second Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945) and perfected during Rome’s subsequent Cold War (1945-1990).
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.As part of broader defence cut-backs SIS had its resources cut back 25% across the board and senior management was reduced by 40%.^ During the mid-1990s the British intelligence community was subjected to a comprehensive costing review by the Government, and as part of broader defence cut-backs SIS had its resources cut back 25% across the board and senior management was reduced by 40%.
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^ Risk Management: Protect and Maximize Stakeholder Value What has held organisations back from a broader adoption of risk management programs?
  • Bungled secret intelligence IT project needs major inquiry - Public sector organisations - ComputerworldUK 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.computerworlduk.com [Source type: News]

.As a consequence of these cuts, the Requirements division (formerly the Circulating Sections of the 1921 Arrangement) were deprived of any representation on the Board of Directors.^ The Director-General has provided written replies in all instances where we have required a response, or offered briefings by key staff, and I was satisfied with these responses and briefings.
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.At the same time, the Middle East and Africa Controllerates were pared back and amalgamated.^ At the same time, the Middle East and Africa Controllerates were pared back and amalgamated.
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^ Lobbyists for the oil industry say penalizing Libya will hurt the U.S. economy as Libya has the largest oil reserves in North Africa at a fraction of the cost of its Middle East counterparts.
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^ Oil thirst 'makes Middle East crucial' London Times, 27 October 2004 .
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.According to the findings of Lord Butler of Brockwell's Review of Weapons of Mass Destruction, the reduction of operational capabilities in the Middle East and of the Requirements division's ability to challenge the quality of the information the Middle East Controllerate was providing weakened the Joint Intelligence Committee's estimates of Iraq's nonconventional weapons programmes.^ According to the findings of Lord Butler of Brockwell's Review of Weapons of Mass Destruction , the reduction of operational capabilities in the Middle East and the weakening of the Requirements division's ability to challenge the quality of the information the Middle East Controllerate was providing the Joint Intelligence Committee's estimates of Iraq 's nonconventional weapons programmes.
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^ As chairman of the interdepartmental Joint Intelligence Committee, Sir John signed off on a faulty 2002 intelligence dossier released to the public about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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^ These weaknesses were major contributors to the UK's erroneous assessments of Iraq's 'weapons of mass destruction' prior to the 2003 invasion of that country.
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.These weaknesses were major contributors to the UK's erroneous assessments of Iraq's 'weapons of mass destruction' prior to the 2003 invasion of that country.^ Reports of Russian involvement in pre-war Iraq have circulated since 2002, starting with allegations from Israeli and Pentagon sources that Russians helped Saddam hide his weapons of mass destruction in Syria .
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^ Some private contractors have actually challenged government propaganda, like David Kay of SAIC who went into Iraq in 2003 to search for the weapons of mass destruction that Pres.
  • Cloak-and-Dagger, Inc.: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing | CommonDreams.org 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

^ "Government Response to the ISC Inquiry into Intelligence, Assessments and Advice Prior to the Terrorist Bombings on Bali 12 October 2002" , February 2003 .
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.Following the September 11, 2001 attacks funding was increased.^ September 11, 2001 .
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^ September 11, 2001.

^ Like MI5, which runs intelligence operations inside the UK, it has grown considerably following the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 on New York and Washington and the July 7 2005 bombings in London.
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.In the run up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it is alleged, although not confirmed, that some MI6 conducted Operation Mass Appeal which was a campaign to plant stories about Iraq's WMDs in the media.^ These weaknesses were major contributors to the UK's erroneous assessments of Iraq's 'weapons of mass destruction' prior to the 2003 invasion of that country.
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^ Also, Dorril claims, MI6 conducted spy operations for the U.S. in Vietnam as part of a complex, covert deal with Washington to keep British troops out of Southeast Asia.
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^ This story has been planted throughout the media to obfuscate the 'real" evil/secret program that would probably blow all our minds.
  • House Intelligence Committee To Investigate Secret CIA Program 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.The operation was exposed in the Sunday Times in December 2003.^ Blair 'broke promise' on terrorist suspects London Times, 29 December 2003 .
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.Claims by former weapons inspector Scott Ritter suggest that similar propaganda campaigns against Iraq date back well into the 1990s.^ The dossier uses the three articles to detail methods used by the Iraqi government to block and misdirect UN weapons inspectors’ attempts to locate weapons stockpiles in Iraq.
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^ After UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in 1998, the U.S. intelligence community did not have any human intelligence sources in Iraq collecting information about WMD. .
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^ Claim that Iraq Can Launch WMD within 45 Minutes - Perhaps the most infamous portion of the dossier is the claim that Iraq can launch weapons of mass destruction against chosen targets within 45 minutes of the order being given.
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.Ritter claims that MI6 recruited him in 1997 to help with the propaganda effort.^ The British intelligence service MI6 and Moroccan intelligence approach al-Qaeda operative L’Houssaine Kherchtou in an attempt to recruit him.
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^ Later in his life, Crowley claimed that he came to the U.S. as a British undercover agent with a mission to infiltrate and undermine the German propaganda effort.
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^ John Wilkes Booth began in September to recruit a team to help him capture Lincoln.
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"The aim was to convince the public that Iraq was a far greater threat than it actually was" - Scott Ritter, Sunday Times, December 28, 2003.
.On 6 May 2004 it was announced that Sir Richard Dearlove was to be replaced as head of the SIS by John Scarlett, former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.^ On May 6 , 2004 , it was announced that Sir Richard Dearlove was to be replaced as head of the SIS after his retirement by John Scarlett , formerly chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee .
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^ The intelligence chiefs (Sir John Scarlett, Sir Stephen Lander and Sir Richard Dearlove) were not counselling caution.'
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^ Richard Tomlinson, the former Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) officer.
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.Scarlett is an unusually high-profile appointment to the job, and gave evidence at the Hutton Inquiry.^ Scarlett is an unusually high profile appointment to the job, and a well known figure on television screens in the United Kingdom due to his evidence at the Hutton Inquiry .
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.On 15 November 2006, MI6 allowed an interview with current operations officers for the first time.^ November 15, 2006 .
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^ In November ASIO advertised publicly for the first time for Intelligence Officers.
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^ By the time the first U.S. tanks crossed the Kuwaiti border, top Republican Guard officers had been won over, and the secret police had been penetrated.
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.The interview was on the Colin Murray show on BBC Radio 1.^ On a BBC Radio 5 interview that aired on the evening of the 7th, the host interviewed Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants.
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.The two officers (one male and one female) had their voices disguised for security reasons.^ He would see perhaps 6 or 7 files a week and these might contain one or two Security Service documents.
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^ One reason (of a number of reasons) the DGI, Stasi and the KGB were able to dupe the CIA is that the operations officers had no incentive to, nor measuring ability, to question agent reporting.
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^ On 17 August 1987, the Federal Court of Appeal, by a two-to-one majority, held that the warrant-granting provision of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act (s.
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.The officers compared their real experience with the fictional portrayal of MI6 in the James Bond films.^ Category : James Bond films Add category .
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^ Bond, James Bond - MI6 Agent 007.
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^ In a carefully worded passage the site explains that "James Bond, as Ian Fleming originally conceived him, was based on reality".
  • MI6 comes in out of the cold with adverts for modern Bonds | Money | The Guardian 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.While denying that there ever existed a "licence to kill" and reiterating that MI6 operated under British law, the officers confirmed that there is a 'Q'-like figure who is head of the technology department, and that their director is referred to as 'C'. The officers described the lifestyle as quite glamourous and very varied, with plenty of overseas travel and adventure, and described their role primarily as intelligence gatherers, developing relationships with potential sources.^ There are very few intelligence gathering sources with an A-1 rating.
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^ The CIA operates under orders from British intelligence and was created by British intelligence in 1947.
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^ This is very counter-productive to intelligence gathering.
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The interview is seen largely as a public relations and employment tactic, following the placement of advertising for applicants on the agency's website for the first time in April 2006.
.Sir John Sawers became head of the SIS in November 2009, the first outsider to head MI6 in more than 40 years.^ In his early career, Sir John worked in Yemen and Syria, and was in South Africa from 1988-91 during the first part of the transition from Apartheid.
  • UK AMBASSADOR TO U.N., SIR JOHN SAWERS, APPOINTED CHIEF OF BRITON'S SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, MI6: VIDEOS AT UN MEDIA STAKEOUTS: 28/06/2009 (MaximsNews Network) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.maximsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ People close to the service say the decision to hold the ball was made at the top, by Sir John Scarlett, the director general of MI6, who, like his predecessors, is referred to by the initial "C" -- after the service's first chief, Mansfield Cumming.
  • Britain's Spies Plan to Party Like 007 When MI-6 Turns 1-0-0 - WSJ.com 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Sir John Sawers is due to take over as chief of the Secret Intelligence Service in November, putting him in charge of all of Britain’s spying operations abroad.
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.Sawers came from the Diplomatic Service, previously having been the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations.^ However, Sir John started his career serving with MI6 in Yemen before switching to frontline diplomatic work, leading to his current post as Britain’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations in New York.
  • Wife of Sir John Sawers, the future head of MI6, in Facebook security alert - Times Online 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC technology.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ UNITED NATIONS - / MaximsNews Network / 28 June 2009 - Sir John Sawers, the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations since August 2007, was recently named by Downing Street to head the UKs secret intelligence service, MI6, beginning in November, when he will replace Sir John Scarlett as the Chief, or C, as it is officially called.
  • UK AMBASSADOR TO U.N., SIR JOHN SAWERS, APPOINTED CHIEF OF BRITON'S SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, MI6: VIDEOS AT UN MEDIA STAKEOUTS: 28/06/2009 (MaximsNews Network) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.maximsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ So, for instance, a British national who works for the British embassy in the United States is an agent of a foreign power.
  • EFF: EFF Analysis of USA PATRIOT Act (Oct. 31, 2001) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC w2.eff.org [Source type: Original source]

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SIS headquarters

The SIS building at Vauxhall Cross, London, seen from Vauxhall Bridge
.SIS headquarters, since 1995, is at 85 Vauxhall Cross, along the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall on the banks of the River Thames by Vauxhall Bridge, London.^ SIS headquarters , since 1995, is at 85, Vauxhall Cross , along the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall on the banks of the River Thames by Vauxhall Bridge , London .
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The agency has its present headquarters in a huge building at Vauxhall Cross on the banks of the river Thames.
  • MI6: The British Secret Intelligence Service | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.teachingenglish.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ The unexpected rise in interest encouraged the hierarchy at Vauxhall Cross, the headquarters of the service by the Thames, to change its longstanding methods of recruiting and to tap into what appeared to be a rich vein of eager patriots.
  • MI6 drops secrecy over spy jobs - Times Online 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Previous headquarters have been Century House, 100 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, 1966-95; and 54, Broadway, off Victoria Street, London SW1, 1924-66. (Although SIS operated from Broadway, it was actually based at St James's Street).^ Previous headquarters have been Century House, 100 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth , 1966-95; and 54, Broadway, off Victoria Street , London SW1 , 1924-66.
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Although SIS operated from Broadway, it was actually based at St. James's Street).
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That site is 140 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BY. Until some five years ago 140 Gower Street was the anonymous headquarters of MI5 before it moved to the palatial splendour of Thames House next door to Labour's Millbank headquarters in Westminster.
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.mega.nu [Source type: Original source]
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

.Designed by Terry Farrell and built by John Laing,[13] the developer Regalian Properties approached the Government in 1987 to see if they had any interest in the proposed building.^ Designed by Terry Farrell , the developer Regalian Properties plc approached the Government in 1987 to see if they had any interest in the proposed building.
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MI6 - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Back home at their Terry Farrell-designed headquarters at Vauxhall Cross in central London, staff "benefit from modern air-conditioned offices on the banks of the Thames ...
  • MI6 launches recruitment website | Media | The Guardian 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ In an SSO car, the trio crisscrossed the tarmac, mapping every building and bunker, counting every soldier and weapon they could see.
  • The Secret Collaborators - TIME 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

.At the same time MI5 was seeking alternative accommodation and co-location of the two services was studied.^ By now, of course, I assumed that he was an ex-Communist, but even so I was surprised, for no one was more fanatically anti-Communist, at that time, than the regular members of the two security services, MI6 and MI5.

^ Around the same time, another drop or two of a new-colored paint fell onto the competitive canvas.
  • The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence, Leonard M. Fuld, Book - Barnes & Noble 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

^ The Security Service (MI5) and SIS (MI6) are two separate organisations with different statutory functions.
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.mega.nu [Source type: Original source]
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

.In the end this proposal was abandoned due to the lack of buildings of adequate size (existing or proposed) and the security considerations of providing a single target for attacks.^ The report said there had been "a general lack of preparedness for full implementation amongst SCOPE partners, and difficulties in providing a secure environment for the deployment of SCOPE overseas".
  • Bungled Secret Intelligence IT Project in U.K. Needs Major Inquiry - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.cio.com [Source type: News]

^ This accelerating rate of change represents a major challenge to the security and intelligence agencies that exist to provide information and advice to policy-makers in their client government institutions.
  • The Communications Security Establishment: Canada's Most Secret Intelligence Agency(BP343e) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.parl.gc.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These duties included such things as providing security for government buildings, and providing information and intelligence on threats to Canada’s security, such as the Fenians.
  • The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (84-27e) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.parl.gc.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In July 1988 Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher approved the purchase of the new building for the SIS. At this stage the government proposed to pay for the building outright in order to maintain secrecy over the intended use of the site.^ Official site, including a reference guide to the aircraft and weapons used by the RAF as well as news items and press releases.
  • John N's Web - Secret Services, etc. 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.nentjes.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Foreign Office staff are warned about using social networking sites when they join but MI6 advises its agents to maintain even tighter secrecy, telling them to reveal their true role only to their closest family.
  • Wife blows MI6 chief’s cover on Facebook - Times Online 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Security experts back foreign spy agency National security experts are praising prime minister-designate Stephen Harper's proposal to create a foreign spy service.
  • CIRC - Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service (non-existent) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC circ.jmellon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is important to note that at this time the existence of MI6 was not officially acknowledged.^ At that time the existence of MI6 was not officially declared.
  • History News Network 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC hnn.us [Source type: News]

.The building design was reviewed to incorporate the necessary protection for Britain's foreign intelligence gathering agency.^ CSE is a foreign intelligence collection agency.
  • The Communications Security Establishment: Canada's Most Secret Intelligence Agency (BP343e) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC dsp-psd.tpsgc.gc.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Communications Security Establishment: Canada's Most Secret Intelligence Agency(BP343e) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.parl.gc.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A magisterial study of Britain's foreign intelligence service, the SIS, better known as MI6.
  • The Green Ribbon Books: MI6 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.tomgriffin.org [Source type: General]

^ Such an agency could serve many purposes, not the least of which would be intelligence gathering relating [...
  • CIRC - Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service (non-existent) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC circ.jmellon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This includes overall increased security, extensive computer suites, technical areas, bomb blast protection, emergency back-up systems and protection against electronic eavesdropping.^ Your client and booking information remains securely stored in a password protected area on our servers.
  • DJ Intelligence� - Terms of Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.djintelligence.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Event Intelligence� - Terms of Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.eventintelligence.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a direct result, the level of security and safety of those participating in such national events to include the public has also increased.
  • United States Secret Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While the U.S. government placed the LIFG on its list of designated terrorist organizations back in 2004, it appears to have taken the London bombings to push the British to follow suit.
  • The Shaylergate Files - How MI6 Sponsored Al Qaeda In Libya 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.nlpwessex.org [Source type: News]

.While the details and cost of construction have been released, about ten years after the original National Audit Office (NAO) report was written, some of the service's special requirements remain classified.^ It is also not primarily responsible for the high-level analysis and reporting of the data it collects, a task performed by the Office of National Assessments.
  • ASIO ASIS Australian Security Intelligence Organisation; Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ However, some questions about a few interesting subjects that I had almost twenty years ago led me to understand that not only is nothing as it seems, it never has been.
  • Mahmoud Ahmad and The Secret Cult of 9-11 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Each Secret Service office accepts applications forthe Special Agent and Uniformed Division Officer positions.
  • Secret Service Career Fairs - GovCentral.com 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC govcentral.monster.com [Source type: News]

.The NAO report Thames House and Vauxhall Cross has certain details omitted, describing in detail the cost and problems of certain modifications but not what these are.^ The agency has its present headquarters in a huge building at Vauxhall Cross on the banks of the river Thames.
  • MI6: The British Secret Intelligence Service | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.teachingenglish.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ How this report of the image and the message came from Hatfield House or London to the Vatican, we can only conjecture, but the fact of identical details between the two are undeniable.
  • British Secret Service - The Rainbow scheme 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC itis.volta.alessandria.it [Source type: Original source]

^ The government described the CSE's two-part mandate as follows in its 1991 Response to the 1990 Report of the House of Commons Special CSIS Review Committee: .
  • The Communications Security Establishment: Canada's Most Secret Intelligence Agency (BP343e) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC dsp-psd.tpsgc.gc.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Communications Security Establishment: Canada's Most Secret Intelligence Agency(BP343e) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.parl.gc.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rob Humphrey's London: The Rough Guide suggests one of these omitted modifications is a tunnel beneath the Thames to Whitehall.^ Fishwick suggested that a stun device could be used to dazzle the driver of Milosevic's car as it passed through one of Geneva's motorway tunnels.
  • MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.gnucash.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service - Chapter 36 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.mathaba.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC cryptome.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As I shall go on to suggest these distinctions can be a helpful guide, for example when it comes to evolve organisations able to operate at each level and when it comes to building the right institutions and liaisons internationally: .
  • Gresham College | Lectures and Events 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.gresham.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

.The NAO put the final cost at £135.05m for site purchase and the basic building, or £152.6m including the service’s special requirements.^ On that day Donovan no doubt put his intelligence hat on the shelf and concentrated on his first love, special services.
  • Chapter 3: An Overview of the CIA; SECTION I: Intelligence versus Secret Operations, "THE SECRET TEAM", 1997 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.ratical.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Secret Team by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, Chapter 3 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The cost of maintaining larger area living sites has proven to be unsustainable both from a family and government services perspective.
  • Real Estate Consultant - Brokerages and Associations 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.reconis.com [Source type: News]

^ SCU 3 (to cover the staffing requirements of the Radio Security Service on the transfer of this service from control of MI 5 to that of SIS).-WO 24/1119 Special Communications Unit No 4 .

.The setting of the SIS offices were featured in the James Bond films GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, and Casino Royale.^ The move offers a tantalising glimpse of MI6's clandestine world - including a teasing reference to James Bond.
  • MI6 launches recruitment website | Media | The Guardian 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ James McAvoy to play Ian Fleming, the man behind James Bond cinemasoldier.com 30 days ago — Now this looks interesting.
  • James Bond 007 :: MI6 - The Home Of James Bond - Frost/Nixon, Daniel Craig, Movies 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CBn Forums > Film Eras > Daniel Craig (2006 - ) > Casino Royale (2006) .

.MI6 allowed filming of the building itself for the first time in The World is Not Enough for the pre-credits sequence, where a bomb hidden in a briefcase full of money is exploded inside the building.^ In the film, a bomb, hidden in a suitcase full of money, explodes inside the MI6 headquarters.
  • MI6: The British Secret Intelligence Service | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.teachingenglish.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ In 1996, Tomlinson approached The Sunday Times to complain about his dismissal from MI6 and his plans for an industrial tribunal - which was never allowed.
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.mega.nu [Source type: Original source]
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ From the world's first ballistic missile and operational jet plane, to air-to-ground missiles and guided smart bombs, they were secret weapons of the Third Reich 12.
  • Welcome to Secrets of War! 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.secretsofwar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A The Daily Telegraph article claimed that the British government opposed the filming, but these claims were denied by a Foreign Office spokesperson.^ A spokesperson from the Foreign Office said: .
  • MI6 searching for the next generation | iGeneration | ZDNet.com 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC blogs.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Agents from MI6 engage in secret talks with Taliban leaders despite the British government’s claims that there are no negotiations with terrorists.
  • UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nine years later, an article in the Daily Telegraph acknowledges, somewhat belatedly, Tomlinson's testimony.
  • MI6 and the Death of Princess Diana 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.On the evening of 20 September 2000, the building was attacked using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.^ Somebody tell me how many civilians have died due to terrorist attacks since September 10th, 2001 and how many civilians have died due to missiles fired by drone aircraft.
  • On Air: Who’s more intelligent, the intelligence services or the terrorists? « BBC World Have Your Say 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC worldhaveyoursay.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Weil's story ran in the Journal on September 20, 2000.
  • gladwell dot com - open secrets 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.gladwell.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A bomb blast at Sabzi Mandi of Islamabad on 19 September, 2000, killing 20 people and injuring nearly 80 others etc.
  • RAW: Anatomy of Indian Intelligence Services and Alliances « Rupee News 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Striking the eighth floor, the missile caused only superficial damage. .The Anti-Terrorist branch of the Metropolitan Police attributed responsibility to Irish Republicans, specifically the Real IRA.^ MI5: More terrorist plots from Irish Republicans than Islamic extremists Telegraph.co.uk 08:05 1-Jan-10 .
  • NewsNow: MI5/MI6/GCHQ 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.newsnow.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The MI5 Phoneline is not designed to replace the 999 system for emergencies which need an immediate response from the police or emergency services, or the anti- terrorist hotline - 0800 789 321 - which is for giving police information about a terrorist incident which has happened or may be about to occur.
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.mega.nu [Source type: Original source]
  • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ Agents of the outfit pose as members of CIB (the Complaints Investigation Branch of the London Metropolitan Police Force) on occasion, and so that name seems to work as well as any other.

[15]

Chiefs of the SIS

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "SIS Or MI6. What's In A Name?". SIS website. http://www.sis.gov.uk/output/sis-or-mi6-what-s-in-a-name.html. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  2. ^ MI6 and the Machinery of Spying – Philip H. J. Davies, p273, ISBN 0714654574. 2003-08-11. Accessed: 2007-10-05.
  3. ^ Hearing Transcripts, Richard Paul Hatfield – The Hutton Inquiry, London. 2003-08-11. Accessed: 2007-10-05.
  4. ^ BNL BCCI scandals, Iraq--Machine Tools for various facilities. – House of Representatives, Washington DC. 1993-01-21. Accessed: 2007-10-05.
  5. ^ http://www.brandrepublic.com/news/521906/mi6-boost-recruitment-prospects-launch-first-website/
  6. ^ The usage inspired Ian Fleming in his James Bond novels to use the denominator M for the head of service.
  7. ^ MI6 (British Secret Intelligence Service), K. Lee Lerner and Judson Knight in Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security. Accessed:2007-09-02.
  8. ^ a b c "C": The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Spymaster to Winston Churchill, Anthony Cave Brown, Collier, 1989
  9. ^ Richard B. Spence, Trust No One: The Secret World Of Sidney Reilly; 2002, Feral House, ISBN 0-922915-79-2.
  10. ^ Andrew Cook, Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly; 2004, Tempus Publishing, ISBN 0-7524-2959-0.
  11. ^ Robert Bruce Lockhart, Memoirs of a British Agent (reprint); 2003, Folio Society, ASIN B000E4QXIK.
  12. ^ Michael Evans (June 16, 2009). "Outsider Sir John Sawers appointed new head of MI6". The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6511372.ece. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  13. ^ Construction information
  14. ^ "Bond is backed... by the government". Guardian Unlimited. 1999-04-27. http://film.guardian.co.uk/Column/0,4541,45454,00.html. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  15. ^ BBC News | UK | 'Rocket' theory over MI6 blast

Bibliography

  • Davies, Philip H.J. (2004). .MI6 and the Machinery of Spying London: Frank Cass, ISBN 0-7146-8363-9 (h/b)
  • Davies, Philip H.J. (2005) 'The Machinery of Spying Breaks Down' in Studies in Intelligence Summer 2005 Declassified Edition.
  • Dorril, Stephen (2001) MI6: Fifty Years of Special Operations London: Fourth Estate, ISBN 1-85702-701-9
  • Humphreys, Rob (1999) London: The Rough Guide, Rough Guides, ISBN 1-85828-404-X
  • Judd, Alan: The quest for C : Sir Mansfield Cumming and the founding of the British Secret Service, London : HarperCollins 1999, ISBN 0-00-255901-3
  • Seeger, Kirsten Olstrup (2008) 'Friendly Fire' (DK) ISBN 978-87-7799-193-6. A biography
  • Richard Tomlinson, The Big Breach - From Top Secret to Maximum Security.^ On May 12, 1999, British officials issued a "D-notice" gagging order to prevent the press from reporting the contents of a list that they said former MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson had posted on the Internet.

    ^ A former James Bond wannabe had his Web site shut down by MI6 last week after threatening to expose some of Britain’s top secrets.
    • Blog o’ the Day: ‘Tomlinson v MI6′ « raincoaster 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC raincoaster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He was sacked in 1995 and was jailed for a year in December 1997 for breaching the Official Secrets Act, a sentence which has left him with bitter memories.
    • Diana’s Driver ’Met MI6 Spy’ on Crash Night « noworldsystem.com 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC noworldsystem.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Coauthor Nick Fielding, Mainstream Publishing (1 February 2001) ISBN 1-903813-01-8
  • Colonel David Smiley, "Irregular Regular" (1994) - Editions Michael Russell - Norwich - 1994 - ISBN 0 85955 202 0. An autobiography of a British officer, honororary colonel of the Royal Horse Guards, David de Crespigny Smiley LVO, OBE, MC, who served in the Special Operations Executive during WWII (Albania, Thaïland) and was a MI6 officer after war (Poland, Malta, Oman, Yemen).^ Special Operations Executive (13) .
    • World War, 1939-1945 › Secret service | LibraryThing 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: Reference]
    • World War, 1939-1945 › Secret service | LibraryThing en français 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.librarything.fr [Source type: Reference]

    ^ A very senior British Intelligence officer recently retired, a Lieutenant Colonel, Crispin Black, who was on the Defence Intelligence Staff until 2002, has basically described the report as a `laughing stock’ and I respectfully agree.
    • SeanBryson.Com Dr.David Kelly Murder Tony Blair Michael Shrimpton (MI5 MI6 Iraq WMD) Alex Jones 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why should we accept that two MI6 officers could do the same to Colonel Gaddafi?
    • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 30 January 2010 3:22 UTC www.mega.nu [Source type: Original source]
    • The Shaylergate Files - How MI6 Sponsored Al Qaeda In Libya 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.nlpwessex.org [Source type: News]
    • Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

    .Translated in French by Thierry Le Breton, Au cœur de l’action clandestine.^ Ban Ki Moon aurait placé les forces de l'ONU au service de (...
    • Gladio : Pourquoi l'OTAN, la CIA et le MI6 continuent de nier [Voltaire] 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.voltairenet.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Quand les responsables européens tentèrent de se confronter au gouvernement secret, ils n’eurent guère plus de chance.
    • Gladio : Pourquoi l'OTAN, la CIA et le MI6 continuent de nier [Voltaire] 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.voltairenet.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Tandis que la crédibilité de l’OTAN s’ébranlait, les journaux titraient « Une unité clandestine de l’OTAN "soupçonnée de liens avec le terrorisme" » [ 4 ].
    • Gladio : Pourquoi l'OTAN, la CIA et le MI6 continuent de nier [Voltaire] 2 February 2010 16:13 UTC www.voltairenet.org [Source type: Academic]

    Des Commandos au MI6
    , L’Esprit du Livre Editions, France, 2008 (ISBN 2915960275)

External links

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Simple English

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6),[1] is the United Kingdom's intelligence agency to deal with other countries. It works with the Security Service (MI5), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS). SIS deal with the United Kingdom's espionage (spying) activities outside the United Kingdom.

The service has had its headquarters at Vauxhall Cross in London since 1995.

References

  1. SIS OR MI6. What's in a name? on the MI6 web page

Other pages

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