Saturday, August 12, 2006

Security, Spies and MI5

In the digital age, even security and intelligence agencies legendary for secrecy have their own Web sites. The British Security Service, commonly known as MI5--and the subject of a popular BBC television drama broadcast as “MI-5” in the United States--is no exception. At the official Security Service site, visitors can learn more about MI5’s mission, history, and leaders (including current Director General Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller), explore common “Myths and Understandings” about the Security Service, and gain insight into MI5 operations within the context of British law. Visitors can also link to recently declassified materials at the British National Archives that highlight some of MI5’s espionage and counter-intelligence work over the years.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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