Hayden, Vickers: spymasters lift the lid
Before the US presidential elections, some ex-intelligence chiefs are poised to publish their memoirs. [...]
The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service is Pakistan’s internal and external intelligence agency. Very influential in Pakistan, it also has a discreet presence in countries such as Afghanistan.
Fadel Al Kaabi, formerly of the Tawazun sovereign fund, set up the International Golden Group (IGG) in 2002. The company, which is headed by Fadel's uncle, former armed forces deputy chief of staff Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, specialises in partnerships with Western defence groups like France's Thales, Britain's BAE, Paramount of South Africa and Italy's Selex. In 2013, IGG also went into partnership [...]
King Abdullah appointed Bandar bin Sultan as the new head of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the Saudi external intelligence service, on July 19, with a view to expanding the kingdom's covert operations in the region. The two objectives he [...]