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  MI5 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MI5 was quickly successful in identifying this group, and Kell took the intelligent decision not to arrest them but to keep them under surreptitious observation until the outbreak of war.
MI5 also managed to acquire responsibility for security operations not only in Great Britain but throughout the British Empire, and with the decline in the Empire the Security Officers based in the British High Commissions returned to London and joined the Service, which gave it a significant role in Ireland.
MI5 now has a role similar to that of the United States' FBI, if not as extensive, which includes crime-prevention activities as well as political surveillance and counter-espionage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MI5   (2536 words)

 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Humanities | MI5 seeks historian for centenary
MI5 is looking for an author to write a history of the agency to mark its centenary in 2009, it was revealed last night.
MI5 says it wants its centenary history to be an "authoritative" work which would be used as a source by future historians and students.
MI5, originally a branch of military intelligence, was set up in 1909 at a time of spy mania and anti-German xenophobia.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/humanities/story/0,9850,771076,00.html   (431 words)

 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
MI5 also managed to acquire responsibility for security operations not only on Great Britain but throughout the Empire, which gave it a significant role in Ireland.
MI5 was instrumental in breaking up a large Soviet spy ring at the start of the 1970s, with 105 Soviet embassy staff known or suspected to be involved in intelligence activity being expelled from the country in 1971.
MI5 was extremely successful in fighting Irish terrorism, with Service operations leading to 21 convictions for terrorist-related offences between 1992-1999.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /MI5   (2118 words)

 MI5: Security Service
MI5 reports that of its resources (DT960329), 39% are directed against Irish and domestic terrorism, 33% at international terrorism, 25% at counter-espionage and 3% counter-subversion.
And now MI5 is seeking encryption keys for GSM digital mobile phones (TM960807) to enable them to listen in to terrorists, criminals, subversives and presumably the royal family when officers fancy some light entertainment.
It is reported that 38 MI5 officers followed the suspect at a demonstration, and a team of 20 officers later kept another individual under observation.
www.five.org.uk /security/mi5org   (1828 words)

 The Scotsman - MI5 plans Scottish base to target terrorists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MI5 is currently recruiting up to 1,000 staff and refocusing its operations on the potential threat posed by Islamic terrorist groups that may seek to recruit UK residents and carry out attacks in this country.
Security analysts say the restructuring of MI5 reflects the threat of groups that are dispersed throughout the British population.
The activities of MI5 are wholly reserved to the Westminster parliament, where the intelligence and security committee of MPs and peers carries out a limited form of parliamentary oversight.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=70502005   (1258 words)

 BBC - Crime Fighters - MI5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When you think of government intelligence agencies such as MI5, the most common image to pop into your head will most likely be of James Bond embarking on another globetrotting mission on behalf of Her Majesty's Secret Service, but sadly this image is not strictly true.
In reality, MI5, or the Security Service, is a vital part of the UK's national and international intelligence gathering network, and although much of their work shares the same level of secrecy as MI6, MI5 has more in common with national and international police forces than a secret crime-fighting agency.
Over the last few years, MI5 has striven to remove some of the layers of secrecy, beginning with the publication of a booklet in 1993 that, for the first time, included a postal address for public correspondence.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/fighters/mi5.shtml   (857 words)

 Military Intelligence (MI5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the ARCOS raid in London in 1928, where MI5 smashed a large part of the Russian espionage apparatus in a police raid, the Russians concluded that their legal residences, the embassies, consulates, and the like, were unsafe as centers for agent running.
MI5 interrogations are orderly affairs, usually conducted between 9:30 A.M. and 5 P.M. with a break for lunch.
The head of MI5 did not inform the Leader of the Opposition of MI5's doubts about Wilson, either, or reveal the contents of the file on Wilson that he had inherited from his predecessor, Furnival Jones, and which was kept in his safe, filed under the name "Henry Worthington".
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWm5.htm   (10885 words)

 The Scotsman - Has MI5 really emerged from shadows?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was also testament to how much MI5 has changed in the years since Stella Rimington took over in 1992 that anything at all should be known about the early love life of one of the most important figures in the British security establishment.
Since then, MI5 has edged nervously towards the light and it was the appointment of Ms Rimington ten years ago that marked the most dramatic change.
She was the first head of MI5 whose identity was publicly announced and with that disclosure came other changes: the service was to become more open to public scrutiny and more accountable to parliament.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=1113312002   (1116 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Netnews | MI5 posts terror appeal on Arab websites
Its message in Arabic has been placed on sites MI5 knows is accessed by extremists, including islah.org, a Saudi opposition site, and qoqaz.com, a Chechen site which has advocated jihad, or holy war.
MI5 wants to attract people "on the edge of extremist communities who are sufficiently shocked [by the September 11 attacks] to want to contact the agency", a security source said yesterday.
MI5, which so far has posted its message on just two websites, intends to place it on more of the 15 known to be used by radicals and dissidents.
www.guardian.co.uk /internetnews/story/0,7369,581239,00.html   (411 words)

 Britain's Security Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In recent years MI5 has sought to expand its role to include areas traditionally dealt with by the police, while MI6 has seen its activities reduced with the end of the state of enmity with the former Communist bloc.
Despite police objections and fear that MI5 was not an appropriate organisation to be involved in these matters, Parliament supported the widening of their role.
The telephone hotline number for MI5 was given on the front page of The Times of March 11, 1998, in article which says the number is intended for "terrorists, spies and serious criminals" and not "ordinary members of the public".
www.five.org.uk /security   (614 words)

 MI5 judged bomber 'no threat'
However, MI5 officers subsequently decided that because Khan was only “indirectly linked” to one of the bomb suspects he was not considered a risk.
There was initial concern that he might have been the “mastermind” behind the attacks and that he had met the four bombers and helped them choose their targets.
MI5 will use its increased funding to open eight regional offices this year, including one in the northwest that will cover Leeds and Dewsbury, where three of the bombers lived.
prisonplanet.com /Pages/Jul05/170705MI5.html   (1443 words)

 MI5 at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It originally worked in concert with the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police; MI5 was responsible for overall direction and the actual identification of foreign spies, while the Special Branch provided the manpower for the investigation of their affairs and their arrest and interrogation.
MI5 also managed to acquire responsibility for security operations not only in mainland Britain but throughout the Empire, which gave it a significant role in Ireland.
MI5 now has a role similar to that of the American FBI, if not as extensive, which includes crime-prevention activities as well as political surveillance and counter-espionage.
www.wiki.tatet.com /MI5.html   (1571 words)

 Belfast Telegraph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As part of preparations for making MI5 the lead intelligence agency next year, agents have started expanding their operations in the province.
MI5 is due to take over as the lead agency for national security intelligence next year.
MI5 has also recruited handlers in Northern Ireland to deal with its increased workload and the agency has been promised a significant increase in its budget.
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk /news/story.jsp?story=679212   (349 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | MI5 headhunts middle managers
MI5, the Security Service, is after mature officers, in the shape of middle, if not yet middle-aged, managers.
MI5 is after people with at least three years' experience in managing people, resources, or a particular project, a Whitehall official said yesterday.
MI5 is still looking for younger recruits as it expands from a total of about 2,000 officers last year to 3,000 by 2008, a 50% increase.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,1443857,00.html   (425 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Ally demands answers on bungled MI5 spy operation
If the Home Office is telling the truth, it suggests that MI5 was acting on a freelance basis, reawakening comparisions with the Spycatcher row in which rogue agents tried to destabilise the Wilson government in the 1970s.
At the time, Pakistan was still regarded as suspect and when MI5 was approached by an individual involved in restoring the high commission, it decided to give it a try, albeit reluctantly.
MI5 eventually recruited the man and reportedly asked him to bug the embassy and take confidential documents on the pretext that they would be destroyed by a reputable waste disposal firm.
politics.guardian.co.uk /foreignaffairs/story/0,11538,1082448,00.html   (1022 words)

Turning his attention to MI5 activity in Scotland, O'Hara focuses on three key points; the 1984 allegations of links between the Scottish National Liberation Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of Willie MacRae in April 1985, and the activities and arrest of Andrew McIntosh in 1993.
O'Hara's indictment against MI5 for waging a campaign against Red Action rests heavily on the case of the London IRA bombings in January and February 1993, and the subsequent arrest and conviction of two Englishmen, Patrick Hayes and Jan Taylor, in March of that year.
Furthermore, "the last thing MI5 wants is a 'peaceful settlement' for that would be an erosion of their capacity for autonomous action and the untrammelled exercise of power" (p.51-2), not to mention the fact that by their own estimation some 44 per cent of MI5 resources are allocated to Irish and other domestic counter terrorism.
www.thirdway.org /files/reviews/mi5.html   (1622 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | MI5 head warns on civil liberties
She said the July London bombings were a "shock", which MI5 and police were "disappointed" they could not prevent.
Former MI5 agent David Shayler said any liberties lost would be hard to regain and could make "martyrs" of terrorists.
MI5 has recently let it be known that it is in favour of making telephone intercept evidence admissible in court.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4232012.stm   (852 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | MI5 expands to meet terror threat
MI5 has been criticised in the past for failing to penetrate radical Islamic groups.
MI5 currently employs around 1,900 people, with graduates starting on a salary of £20,100 a year.
MI5, which was founded in 1909, has recently embarked on a campaign to recruit more widely, as only 4% of staff are fl or Asian.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3509869.stm   (547 words)

 The Secret State: MI5 (Home Office/MoD), The Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office/MoD), GCHQ signals intelligence, ...
MI5 has caused outrage after one of its spies stated publicly that the IRA “fought a just cause” and won a “successful campaign” during the 30-year Troubles in Northern Ireland.
The second woman to hold the post of MI5 chief, Manningham-Buller is known for her expertise in operational planning in a career that has taken her from handling cold war defectors to heading the service’s counterterrorism arm.
Under her command, MI5 plans to increase its staff by 25% to 2,400, to meet the threat of Al-Qaeda, which, unlike her old enemy the IRA, is willing to adopt the intentional massmurder of civilians to further its ends.
www.bilderberg.org /sis.htm   (19664 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | MI5 accused of trying to bug ally
MI5 planned to bug the London embassy of one of Britain's allies in the so-called "war on terror", it was disclosed yesterday.
Eventually MI5 recruited the man, gave him the codename Notation, and allegedly asked him to bug the embassy and take confidential documents.
A more recent example of western intelligence agencies planning aggressive operations was disclosed this year: the American national security agency mounted surveillance of UN security council members while Washington was trying to win votes in favour of the war on Iraq.
politics.guardian.co.uk /homeaffairs/story/0,11026,1076567,00.html   (401 words)

 CNN.com - Britain's MI5 to seek more spies - Feb. 22, 2004
MI5, Britain's intelligence service, is launching an extensive recruitment drive, aiming to grow by 50 percent to fight the increased threat of terrorism.
The announcement is set to be made in Parliament during a debate on terrorism laws introduced in Britain after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the United States.
The report found that MI5 should have raised its assessment of the threat to British nationals and interests in Indonesia before the attack.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/02/21/intelligence.recruitment   (396 words)

 Britain's Intelligence Agencies: MI5 (Home Office) Security Service and MI6 (Foreign Office) Secret Intelligence Service
That man is David Shayler, the portly Middlesbrough fan and MI5 officer, who so notoriously departed from the intelligence agency in 1996 with a sheaf of secret documents allegedly under his arm, to blow the whistle on numerous malpractices and talk to the press.
MI5 had successfully seized control of anti-IRA operations from the police in the early 1990s, while searching for a new role at the end of the cold war.
MI5 were desperate to keep their new role and en sure the special branch could not regain that role.
www.mega.nu:8080 /ampp/www.tlio.demon.co.uk/sis.htm   (10360 words)

 MI5 knew of bombers' ties to Islam - smh.com.au
Britain's MI5 knew that the two Britons who carried out a suicide bombing in Israel last week had links to Islamic extremists, but they decided the pair were not potential terrorists, officers of the security service say.
In an MI5 investigation of Islamic terrorism, Asif Mohammed Hanif and Omar Khan Sharif were identified as part of the hardline al-Muhajiroun movement, but were not put under constant surveillance because they were thought to be on the group's fringes, the officers said.
MI5 had also known that Sharif was connected to a mosque where a radical cleric, Abu Hamza, preached until recently.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/05/04/1051987610597.html   (510 words)

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