Spies Had a Taste for Shish Kebab
Located near the headquarters of the National Security Agency, the Gourmet Shish Kebab restaurant in the small town of Laurel was long a nest for Iraqi spies in the United States. [...]
The US Army is the world’s most powerful conventional force and had extensive military means at its disposal, from M1 Abrams tanks to Apache helicopters and Gray Eagle reconnaissance drones, as well as a million soldiers.
The boom in alternative investments (debt, emerging markets and the like) has partially broken down the barrier between intelligence and finance. Specializing in operations on unregulated markets and in "frontier" countries, some hedge funds that call frequently on the services [...]