Reprieve for Dagan
Meir Dagan’s mandate as boss of Mossad has been extended for a year. That has triggered a race to succeed him. [...]
Mossad, Israel’s external intelligence service, is responsible for gathering intelligence, carrying out infiltration operations and the fight against terrorism. It operates jointly with the military intelligence agency Aman and the internal intelligence service Shin Bet.
The assassination of Hezbollah's external security chief Imad Mughniyeh, nicknamed the "ghost", in Damascus on Feb 12 drove a wedge into the hitherto solid alliance between Damascus, Tehran and the Shi'ite movement. Each camp is conducting its own inquiry into [. [...]
Over this summer, Tony Blair's successor at 10 Downing Street made changes here and there in Britain's intelligence architecture; calling for a less centralized intelligence system that could stand up against political pressure more effectively, Gordon Brown has chosen to [. [...]