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Latest Secret Intelligence Service Items
  • Al-Shabab executes 3 members

    Somalia's most powerful terrorist group publicly executed three of its members Sunday, accusing them of spying on the militants for U.S. and British intelligence agencies.

  • Visitors look at a painting 'Espionage', center, by artist James Hart Dyke on display in an exhibition 'A year with MI6' in Mount Street Gallery, London, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. Artist James Hart Dyke on Monday unveiled a series of paintings and drawings created during a year embedded with Britain's MI6 intelligence agency, in an uncharacteristic act of openness for the secretive organization. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Sketchy intelligence: Artist unveils study of MI6

    Spies complain that intelligence is often sketchy _ and here's the proof.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Secret History of MI6'

    Several "old boys" who were around for the founding of the CIA in 1947 like repeating a mantra, "The Brits taught us everything we know - but by no means did they teach us everything that they know." The quip, of course, stemmed from the wartime Office of Strategic Services' reliance on the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) - formally, MI6 - as a tutor on espionage and spy tradecraft.

  • TOP SPY: "We need to be steady and stand by our friends" in the Islamic world, says British SIS chief John Sawers. (Associated Press)

    Britain's spy master goes public

    Breaking from more than a century of tradition, the serving head of Britain's foreign intelligence service MI6 spoke publicly for the first time Thursday to warn that al Qaeda is increasingly plotting attacks against British targets from sanctuaries abroad.

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