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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ahmed Ismail

Ahmed Ismail was an Egyptian General ordered by President Sadat to plan an attack to Israel. He was renowned for his success to build an attack plan that shock an Israeli at that time. His ability to build successful attack plan was caused by his good intelligence operation prior to its attack. This intelligence operation has deceit and mislead an Israel Defense Force so an Israeli unaware of the attack.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cheka

On 20 December 1917, Lenin  officially established the All-Russia Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counter-revolution and Sabotage—usually known as the Cheka. The Cheka received a large amount of resources, and became known for ruthlessly pursuing any perceived counterrevolutionary elements.
Many historians categorize Cheka as terror organization. To describe Cheka, let's read the statement made by the first leader of Cheka, Dzerzhinsky. Dzerzhinsky explained in July 1918: "We stand for organized terror - this should be frankly admitted. Terror is an absolute necessity during times of revolution. Our aim is to fight against the enemies of the Soviet Government and of the new order of life. We judge quickly. In most cases only a day passes between the apprehension of the criminal and his sentence. When confronted with evidence criminals in almost every case confess; and what argument can have greater weight than a criminal's own confession."

Felix Dzerzhinsky

Felix Dzerzhinsky was among the earlier communist leaders, that lead the Bolshevik Revolution. He was the first leader of All-Russia Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counter-revolution and Sabotage known as Cheka.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Operation Niagara

Operation Niagara was one of intelligence operations conducted by US Military during Vietnam War. This operation mainly conducted in Khe Sanh, an area located near the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. During this operation, US Military airdropped thousands of the new Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) around the base to monitor North Vietnamese activity, and intelligence analysts at highly secret sigint bases in far-off Thailand were soon receiving conversations between puzzled NVA soldiers along the lines.
Operation Niagara around Khe Sanh was a huge intelli-gence success, and by mid-January 1968 it had identified 15,000 men of the NVA 325th and 304th Divisions definitely closing in on the US base. Patrols from the US Marines began to clash with NVA regulars digging in on the surrounding hills as the communist noose tightened.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

KOPASSUS

Kopassus (Komandu Pasukan Khusus) is Indonesian army special forces that conducts special operation missions for Indonesian government. One of its mission is on intelligence mission, especially on warfare intelligence mission. It has many experiences on warfare intelligence duties, such as on East Timor conflict, Papua conflict, Aceh conflict, etc.
Many controversies to the Kopassus. One controversy is its involvement on intelligence mission targeting the oppositions of Soeharto regime. Several activists were kidnapped and lost during the Soeharto regime. Because of this, Kopassus alleged to be the entity which has violate the human rights, and accepted many critics.
Aside from human rights problems, technically Kopassus renowned for its technical capabilities. Some analysts, believe that Kopassus is the best special forces in Southeast Asia.