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  1. Central Asia expert to head PLA intelligence

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A highly-educated expert in Russian, eastern European and Central Asian affairs has been named the head of China's military intelligence, state media reported. Major General Chen Youyi's first job in his new capacity as the People's Liberation Army's intelligence chief was accompanying General Ma Xiaotian, the PLA's deputy ...

  2. No intelligence that HK is terror target, says security chief

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Hong Kong has not received any specific intelligence showing the city is a target for terrorists during the Olympics, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said ... in hosting a safe Games. 'The intelligence we got shows some terrorists will take advantage of the Games to conduct attacks. But we have not received any specific intelligence saying Hong Kong ...

  3. Artificial intelligence goes beyond the call of duty

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Chan

    ... There is more explosive action with bigger battles in the sequel, more destructive weapons and troops, more advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and amazing special effects set in a wide range ...

  4. Legacy of Ashes

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner Anchor, HK$136 If Tim Weiner were writing the Central Intelligence Agency's report card it would be riddled with Fs: the CIA failed ... and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Other fiascos abound. The author, a Pulitzer Prize winner who has written about intelligence for 20 years, chronicles in Legacy of Ashes the agency's ...

  5. Spies in the dark

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Christopher Dobson

    ... Christopher Dobson The inquiries set up by US President George W. Bush and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair into the performance of the CIA and MI6 in providing intelligence to justify the war on Iraq could shatter the careers of a number of leading politicians and spymasters. They could also vitally affect the way the intelligence organisations go about their business. ...

  6. Man in the Shadows- Inside the Middle East Crisis With a Man Who Led the Mossad

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Man in the Shadows- Inside the Middle East Crisis With a Man Who Led the Mossad by Efraim Halevy Phoenix, HK$144 The politicisation of intelligence-gathering has only ... of the intelligence-gathering apparatus. Man in the Shadows gives away no secrets, nor does it raise Mossad much from the murk in which it operates, but it drew a lot attention when it was published a year ago ...

  7. The world can't drop its guard on Iran

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A US intelligence assessment that Iran halted its nuclear weapons programme four years ago is remarkable. The last report in 2005 concluded that the nation was 'determined to develop nuclear weapons despite its international obligations and international pressure'. If the National Intelligence Estimate is to be believed, the reversal indicates that the world has been ...

  8. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and went on to serve 37 years in the British Army, culminating in five years as director of the Intelligence Corps. It is divided into two halves: his own combat experience in the last seven ... is his knowledge and experience as head of British Army intelligence and a career that took him to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Cyprus, Libya and Northern Ireland. The US made two ...

  9. Lessons behind flawed decision to invade Iraq

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The spirited defence of America's beleaguered spy agencies by intelligence chief George Tenet tells us more than might immediately be apparent about the role they played in bringing ... cannot be disputed. 'In the intelligence business, you are almost never completely wrong or completely right,' he said. And this, it is safe to assume, was the case with Iraq. The point ...

  10. Small gains being made in anti-terror efforts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thanks to some crucial intelligence gathered recently, the attacks might now be avoided. What is surprising about the alert is where the intelligence is coming from- and how quickly it has been acted upon. It has been only weeks and perhaps days since some of the data behind these alerts came into the hands of US intelligence. How quickly the plans have been assessed and relayed ...




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