Special services 2022, August

Secrets of caravans from the Land of the Rising Sun

Secrets of caravans from the Land of the Rising Sun

Historical chronicles: total espionage in Japanese In the world public consciousness the concept of “total espionage” is associated with Hitler's Germany, and only Japanese scholars know that this phenomenon originated and was created and perfected in Japan over the centuries. According to experts

Cold list for the cold republic

Cold list for the cold republic

Finnish statesmen worked for the Stasi The Supreme Administrative Court of Finland began a closed hearing in the case of the so-called "Tiitinen's List", allegedly containing information about Finnish politicians who worked in the 70s and 80s for the Stasi (GDR Ministry of State Security)

The British put espionage on a professional basis

The British put espionage on a professional basis

British intelligence has undoubtedly made the most significant contribution to the popularization and glorification of the espionage craft, and in terms of the number of "legends" of espionage, it is unlikely that anyone can compare with it. It was during the years of the First World Intelligence that it began to be considered the lot of gentlemen, heroes and intellectuals, to which it owes

Shield and sword

Shield and sword

The Federal Security Service of Russia against the US intelligence services Although the concept of "main enemy" has become a thing of the past after the collapse of the USSR, it is the US special services that are most active in their efforts to gain access to the most important state and military secrets of our country. RUMO, CIA, as well as other special services

Spy upside down

Spy upside down

In the middle of the twentieth century, illegal acquisition of technical information was called commercial espionage, which was typically used by competing companies operating in the private sector of the economy. But in the 1980s, as entire industries of rival powers took over technology theft

German special forces will receive a car for a million euros

German special forces will receive a car for a million euros

German special forces are the most modern and well-armed. This is evidenced by the latest acquisition of the German government: Water Cannon 10,000. The machine costs at least a million euros and is considered today the most modern and high-tech in its class. The main function of the machine is

Chinese special forces

Chinese special forces

Professional and organizational development dates back to the mid 80s of the 20th century. The starting point for the development of special forces was the conclusion made in June 1985 by the Military Council of the Central Committee of the CPC, headed by Deng Xiaoping, about the absence in the foreseeable future of the possibility of large-scale

Proxy torture

Proxy torture

They were secretly abducted from city streets, highways, supermarkets and parks. They were imprisoned and tortured without trial or investigation. With the consent of the President and the US government, hundreds of men, women and children are still languishing in dungeons in the CIA special prisons in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and

Shayetet 13, Israel's naval commandos

Shayetet 13, Israel's naval commandos

A dramatic military intervention by the Israeli army on Monday, in a confrontation with a pro-Palestinian flotilla near the Gaza Strip, put on display a little-known formation - Shayetet 13. Shayetet 13 - a unit of the Israeli navy's naval commandos. Shayetet simply means "flotilla" and

35 years under the Alpha sign

35 years under the Alpha sign

Secret operations of the special forces for the fight against terror on July 29, 1974 by the chairman of the KGB under the Council of Ministers of the USSR Yu.V. Andropov signed order No. 0089 / ОВ on changing the staff of the 7th department and approving the Regulation on Group "A" of the 5th department of management. The Regulation says: "Group" A "

Allen Dulles paratroopers: the collapse of one spy project

Allen Dulles paratroopers: the collapse of one spy project

The embarrassment was so great that they permanently refused to send spy paratroopers to the territory of the Soviet Union In December 1946, Kim Philby was appointed head of the ICU residency in Turkey, centered in Istanbul, from where the main espionage actions were carried out against the USSR and the socialist countries of the Eastern

The CIA got rid of evidence, but not guilt

The CIA got rid of evidence, but not guilt

The videos of the torture shocked the public, although no one saw them. The American press informed their fellow citizens that five years ago the CIA destroyed videos of the brutal torture that its officers used on terror suspects. Leadership of the main spy agency

Russian special services-2010

Russian special services-2010

The anti-terrorist activity of the Russian special services and those who oppose them intensified many times in 2010. In the North Caucasus, a series of liquidations of militant leaders was carried out, and in Ingushetia, the military emir of the "Caucasus Emirate" Magas was captured. At the same time, suicide bombers were blown up in the capital

Respect for the living, memory for the fallen

Respect for the living, memory for the fallen

I have heard a lot from friends about the commander of the special rapid reaction unit "Elbrus" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Police Colonel Kadir Shogenov. In recent years, when Nalchik now and then turns out to be in crime reports and the police special forces have to work in a very

The Carvajal case, or provocation on the island of Aruba

The Carvajal case, or provocation on the island of Aruba

In recent years, the US intelligence services have not bothered too much with the search for evidence against those who want to be accused of criminal activity. Years of legal impunity, when “potential criminals” were captured under the pretext of fighting terrorism, placed in secret prisons and

Kommbndo Spezialkrafte (KSK) - German special forces unit

Kommbndo Spezialkrafte (KSK) - German special forces unit

KSK is part of an army unit for conducting military operations in the framework of crisis prevention and crisis confrontation, as well as in the framework of the defense of the country and the defense of the allied NATO states; The tasks of the KSK include: Military and technical reconnaissance behind enemy lines, or in conditions

New weapon for the US Navy Seals

New weapon for the US Navy Seals

The SEALs, the US Marine Corps Special Forces, are constantly being equipped with the most sophisticated weapons and devices for effective combat. For a selection of those in service with the Navy SEAL, see the Firearms catalog 150BKSN Marc Lee Combat Knife

Sniper craft basics

Sniper craft basics

Sniper Tactics There are two basic concepts of sniping in most armies today: 1. A sniper pair or a single shooter operates in the "free hunt" mode, i.e. Their main task is to destroy enemy manpower on the front line and in the immediate rear. 2

Again this awful Russian special forces

Again this awful Russian special forces

Probably, there is no more "hackneyed" topic in specialized military publications than the topic of special forces. If desired, in open sources, you can find so much interesting and so much invented by journalists that it takes your breath away. The topic periodically arises and disappears just as quickly depending on the next

Soviet and Russian special forces - seventy years old

Soviet and Russian special forces - seventy years old

Domestic army special forces celebrate this year's anniversary - 70 years since its official foundation. On October 24, 1950, the Minister of the Armed Forces of the USSR, Marshal of the Soviet Union, Alexander Mikhailovich Vasilevsky, signed a directive classified as "secret." The directive referred to the creation of

US Special Forces. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

US Special Forces. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

The Marine Corps Special Forces parachute into the water from an MH-47 helicopter The United States Marine Corps is enough

US Special Forces. United States Navy Special Operations Command

US Special Forces. United States Navy Special Operations Command

SEALs of the 2nd Special Operations Group in the exercise, 2019 Special Operations Forces, which are directly subordinate to the US Navy Special Operations Command, are inferior in size to the Army Special Forces and Air Force Special Forces. Total number

US Special Forces. United States Air Force Special Operations Command

US Special Forces. United States Air Force Special Operations Command

Special tactical squadron fighters are deployed to ensure safety in the landing zone. April 2020Since the first flight of the aircraft, built by the two American inventors and designers, the Wright brothers, aviation in the United States has particular trepidation. In many ways it is

US Special Forces. United States Army Special Operations Command

US Special Forces. United States Army Special Operations Command

Teaching Jumps of the 1st Green Berets Special Forces Group soldiers The US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) is the highest command body for all special forces that belong to the US Army. This command

US Special Forces. Special Operations Command

US Special Forces. Special Operations Command

24th Special Tactical Squadron Currently, the US Special Forces are one of the largest in the world in terms of both the number and the number of different units. At the same time, the American special forces are distinguished by a rather branched structure, their own

"Chrysostom" at the American Embassy. Masterpieces of Russian espionage

"Chrysostom" at the American Embassy. Masterpieces of Russian espionage

Secret. Urgently. Operation "Moscow Heat" began - a fire appeared on the staircase in the building of the US Embassy at 13 Mokhovaya Street and began to spread along the second floor of the building. Strong smoke forced the evacuation of members of the American diplomatic mission, security

Mystery of Room 641A

Mystery of Room 641A

No one should visit or even see room 641A San Francisco, California. Early morning. A disc of sun rolls slowly over the picturesque bay, illuminating the city hills and the Golden Gate Bridge. A tram rumbles through the silk Californian dawn, the streets are filled with vehicles and

Israel is reforming the Air Force MTR. Does Russia need such a reform?

Israel is reforming the Air Force MTR. Does Russia need such a reform?

Have you ever noticed how deeply the thought is driven into our heads that our army is in some way inferior to foreign ones and we are simply obliged to copy what exists in the West? In foreign and some of our media, materials periodically appear about how good it is “overseas” and why we simply

Kommando Spezialkräfte. Bundeswehr under the influence of right-wing extremists

Kommando Spezialkräfte. Bundeswehr under the influence of right-wing extremists

A high-profile military-political scandal erupted in Germany. A scandal that has been long awaited and feared by the Germans themselves, who have learned well the lessons of World War II. The Bundeswehr, according to official reports from the German Ministry of Defense, was partially under the influence of right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis. This applies to the most

A holiday of scouts and not only

A holiday of scouts and not only

On November 5, employees of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia (GRU General Staff of the RF Armed Forces) and soldiers and officers of all military intelligence units of all types and families of all military structures of the Russian Federation celebrate their professional holiday. Naturally, on the eve of the holiday appears

How a "new top-secret special forces unit" appeared in Russia TURAN

How a "new top-secret special forces unit" appeared in Russia TURAN

More and more of the most incredible stories are born in the minds of active users of Internet resources. This applies to almost all areas of life. Naturally, such stories also concern army formations, "terribly secret" units, staffed by fighters with incredible

Modern special forces. What is its difference from the special forces of the 20th century?

Modern special forces. What is its difference from the special forces of the 20th century?

This is why I love our readers, because with one or two sentences they can set the task in such a way that you will not get away. An article about Chinese SSO has been published today. And immediately the task … I will quote from the commentary of one of the readers of "VO": "What is

Guarding the most important secrets. Day of the creation of a government connection

Guarding the most important secrets. Day of the creation of a government connection

June 1 is officially considered the Day of Establishment of Russian Government Communications. It was on this day in 1931 that a long-distance high-frequency communication network was put into operation in the Soviet Union, which was to serve the government structures of the Soviet country. Importance of government

Where Washington trains its military diplomats

Where Washington trains its military diplomats

As part of the diplomatic service, I quite often had to communicate with representatives of various special services of the United States, incl. with military diplomats. In Yemen, at the very beginning of my international activities, at one of the diplomatic receptions I met with one of the assistant military attaché

Combat floating craft of NATO special forces

Combat floating craft of NATO special forces

Naval special operations and sabotage are still one of the most effective types of combat operations of special forces. Low costs, almost complete "invisibility", secrecy of movement - all this makes it possible to inflict sudden damage to the enemy. All this applies to

"Work, brothers." On the anniversary of the death of Hero of Russia Magomed Nurbagandov

"Work, brothers." On the anniversary of the death of Hero of Russia Magomed Nurbagandov

“Work, brothers” are such simple, uncomplicated, but - at the same time - such necessary words. They can be safely addressed to everyone who is doing their duty - military or civilian, at home or at its distant borders. And they sound especially shrill if you remember the conditions in which they were said.10

I would go to the scouts

I would go to the scouts

The idea to tell that intelligence is not cool came to me while studying at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Then one of the students of the Faculty of Economics asked me to tell you about the ways to "penetrate" into the intelligence service. By his naive desire to devote himself to this "fascinating" business, I realized

CIA and military intelligence - a forced alliance

CIA and military intelligence - a forced alliance

After taking office as president of the United States in 1976, the representative of the Democratic Party, Jimmy Carter, nominated for the post of CIA director “a man from his team” T. Sorensen, who was determined to radically reform the country's intelligence community. Sorensen's views, with which he shared at

US military intelligence reform: the smart one loves to learn, and the fool loves to teach

US military intelligence reform: the smart one loves to learn, and the fool loves to teach

Recently it became known that the Pentagon has begun to reform military intelligence. First of all, the transformations envisage an increase in the number of employees of the Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense abroad

MTR PLA. What are the features of the Chinese special forces

MTR PLA. What are the features of the Chinese special forces

The topic of special divisions of the world, the specifics of their training and the possibilities of using them constantly excites readers. After the sudden appearance of such units in the Crimea, the appearance of messages about the work of the MTR in Syria and Iraq became a brand for the average person. For some reason, it is believed that the appearance