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3rd Mate wanted for RCN…

31 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Looks like there’ll be a berth available for a 3rd Mate on the HCMS Algonquin after she was rendered nondeployable during today’s paint-and-bow-scraping exercise with HCMS le Protecteur…more like the HMCS Ooops. Good thing it wasn’t our submarines, that’d be half the fleet out of commission right there… UPDATE – Higher-level spokesfolks release pics of […]

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A rare look into DPRK intel school

30 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Memoir reviewed by AFP —

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And now for something completely different!

28 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

As I’m bogged down with historical work today and thus delayed in providing some pithy analytical remarks on current events, here’s a historical spymaster for your daily dose of intel. Say hello to Lord Walsingham

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Seems sensible.

27 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

With the American debate polarized politically over WMD and the “VietNam Hangover Syndrome” as applied to Iraq, and with the old “Arab theory re enemy of my enemy” saws going around the internet discussions, here is an undramatic, quite sensible analysis from Germany (begins a few paragraphs down)… via Deutsche Welle – English

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26 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

I don’t normally read Kremlin Pravda (as we call RT at home here) but this is a wonderfully witty comeback to the revelations that NSA has a LOVEINT problem bigger than most police forces and post offices put together… Well, we have to laugh about losing our 1st Amendment speech as well as our 4th, […]

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How to Stage a Coup

23 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Some CIA plans for Iranian coup in 1953 released

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90s tech for the Teens?

22 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

I first heard about this from investment bankers in the 90s who were concerned that another bank, in the glass tower across the street from their glass tower, could pick up vibrations or otherwise “laser in” on their IPOs… I’m surprised it’s news again. Hmmmm. This is the BBC report suggesting the Guardian might need […]

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Which means maybe a decade, really.

21 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

In wartime, spies generally get a one- or two-day court martial and then a last cigarette. 35 years with parole eligibility means about a decade, really. Kinder, gentler indeed. Just as Gitmo is no deterrent for those who live by the VBIED, ten years won’t stop a serious spy let alone an amateur who just […]

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Pot, meet Kettle.

19 August, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

When you act as a paid courier of purloined national secrets, transiting an affected country where you have no legal standing, did you really expect to get through hassle-free? Bad optics, but good reasons –

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