Special Sub-Topic: Espionage
|What was the name of the Shah of Iran's (Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Last Shah of Iran) intelligence agency?|
SAVAK. One of the most ruthless secret services in the world during its time. The SAVAK failed to gauge and inform the Shah about the extent of the rebellion. He was also falsely assured that the Army completely supported him.
|Which of the following is the official name for the Chinese secret service?|
Social Affairs Department. What a misnomer, but hey it's a people's republic!
|Which Indian intelligence agency is partially responsible for creating the Sri Lankan Tamil Separatist guerrilla group, the LTTE?|
RAW. The Research and Analysis Wing was partially responsible for creating, financing, arming and training the Sri Lankan Tamil Separatist guerilla group the LTTE, believed by many to be among the best trained and well organised terrorist groups. In an attack on a Sri Lankan Naval base, the LTTE 's Sea Tiger wing used speed boats that were built using 'Stealth Design' principles to successfully evade Sri Lankan radar. They are also believed to be responsible for the assassination of the former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.
|The Secret Intelligence Service of Britain is commonly referred to as?|
MI 6. MI 6 and MI 5 were both sections of military intelligence during WW II. The former was designated section 6, while the latter section 5. After the war, they were spun off into independent agencies, but the name stuck on.
|Which of the following was not a member of the infamous British spy quartet dubbed 'The Cambridge Spies'?|
Aiuto. Russell Aiuto is an author of non-fiction. One of his works is 'The Cambridge Spies'. The fourth man was Maclean.
|Which is the 'newest' or the youngest American intelligence agency?|
Defense Intelligence Agency. The Defense Intelligence Agency is the newest major member of the U.S. intelligence community. It was established in 1961 as a culmination of the increasing centralization in the Department of Defense, which began with the unification measures of 1947. The DIA was set up by the secretary of defense to improve the intelligence product available to him and to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Another purpose was to eliminate costly duplication and a tendency of the separate armed services to use their own intelligence data as ammunition in the annual competition for budget allocations.
|Mata Hari, the legendary spy of WWI, was executed for spying for:|
|Who was the Greek spy dressed as a deserter, who convinced the Trojans(During the fall of Troy) that the wooden horse was an offering to Athena to replace the Palladium?|
|Name the German intelligence agency responsible for overseas intelligence and counter intelligence during WW II:|
Abwehr. Interestingly, unknown to the Germans, most Abwehr in the United States were caught even before the war began and were forced to work as double agents for the allies.
|Name Saddam Hussein's (Iraqi) intelligence agency responsible for foreign intelligence.|
Al Mukharabat. Shortly after the Ba'ath party seized control of Iraq in July 1968, dictator Saddam Hussein created the Al Mukharabat, which became not only that country's secret service but an all-powerful organization that controlled every facet of military, political and economic life. Al Mukharabat, which was also known as 'The Listening Post' and was euphemistically called the 'Public Relations Bureau,' conducted all intelligence-gathering operations, as well as terrorism inside Iraq and throughout the world. The Fedayeen, with a total strength reportedly between 30,000 and 40,000 troops, were composed of young soldiers recruited from regions loyal to Saddam. The unit reported directly to the Presidential Palace, rather than through the army command, and was responsible for patrol and anti-smuggling duties. Though at times improperly termed an 'elite' unit, the Fedayeen were a politically reliable force that could be counted on to support Saddam against domestic opponents. Amal militia are a Lebanese faction who were major players in the Lebanese Civil War in the 1980s.
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