The Intelligence Agency

Assassination, Arms Trafficking, Coup d’etats, Misinformation and Covert Operations

Nearly every country in the world has an intelligence agency.

An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis or exploitation of information and intelligence in support of law enforcement, national security, defence and foreign policy objectives. Means of information gathering are both overt and covert and may include espionage, communication interception, cryptanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. The assembly and propagation of this information is known as intelligence analysis or intelligence assessment.

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Some agencies have been involved in assassination, arms trafficking, coups d’état, and the placement of misinformation (propaganda) as well as other covert operations, in order to support their own or their governments’ interests.

That is what we report on.

intelligence gathering disciplines

Human Intelligence—gathered from a person on the ground.

Geospatial Intelligence—gathered from satellite, aerial photography, mapping/terrain data

  • IMINT—Imagery Intelligence: gathered from satellite and aerial photography

Measurement and Signature Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence—gathered from open sources.

Can be further segmented by source type; Internet/General, Scientific/Technical and various HUMINT specialties (e.g. trade shows, association meetings, interviews, etc.)

Signals Intelligence—gathered from interception of signals

  • COMINT—Communications Intelligence
  • ELINT—Electronic Intelligence: gathered from non-communications electronic emissions
    • FISINT—Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence
      • TELINT—Telemetry Intelligence: the collection and analysis of telemetry data from the target’s missile or sometimes from aircraft tests.

Technical Intelligence—gathered from analysis of weapons and equipment used by the armed forces of foreign nations, or environmental conditions.

  • MEDINT—Medical Intelligence: gathered from analysis of medical records and/or actual physiological examinations to determine health and/or particular ailments/allergetic conditions for exploitation.

Financial Intelligence—gathered from analysis of monetary transactions

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