A-Z Archive






From the pages of Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine since May 2001

 Active Endeavour. NATO counter AQ maritime piracy/terrorist attacks. ES28, 2004
 Active Endeavour. NATO. (Counter terrorist - maritime). ES18, 2003
 Ajax. CIA-MI6 operation to topple Iranian leader. A Very British Coup. Feature. ES87, 2013
 Alberich. US Armed Forces/CIA. ES51, 2007
 Allied ForceE. UN support via broadcasts to Kosova. ES72, 2011
 Anaconda. ES77, 2012
 Anaconda. Major offensive in Afghanistan. ES8, 2002
 Anakonda. NATO exercise intended to warn Russia. ES106, 2016
 Anarchist. UK-USA. Israel monitoring. ES101, 2016
 Anstruther. US Navy SEALs operations. Afghanistan Tales. Feature. ES107, 2017
 Anthrapoid. ES97, 2015
 Anthropoid. See Tradecraft - Encounter Control in the Intelligence Cycle. Part 4. Feature. (TC) ES91, 2014
 Appleby. Australian counter-terrorist raids on suspected ISIS followers. ES93, 2014
 ARGUS. GCHQ. ES1, 2001
 Atlantic Blue. Counter-terrorist operation. ES28, 2004
 Atlas. ES100, 2015
 Atlas. Security of New York City. Feature. ES17, 2003
 Avocet. NSY investigation into death of Alexander Litvinenko. ES98, 2015
 Aztec Archer. (See AFRICOM). ES83, 2013
 Babylon. Israel strike on Osirak nuclear reactor, Iraq. ES78, 2012
 BALTOPS 16. NATO. ES106, 2016
 Bay of Pigs. CIA in Cuba. ES34, 2005
 Bernhard. WWII German counterfeit programme. ES78, 2012
 Black Eagle. Ministry of Defence. ES94, 2014
 Black Eagle. UK-Polish forces. ES101, 2016
 Black September. Mossad. ES51, 2007
 Blue Crystal. NRO. ES2, 2001
 Blue Peacock. NATO stalling programme involving buried nuclear device... warmed by chickens. (See Animals and Espionage). ES72, 2011
 Bodyguard. WWII. ES103, 2016
 Bojinka. ES100, 2015
 Boot. MI6-CIA operation to topple Iranian leader. A Very British Coup. Feature. ES87, 2013
 Breaking Terrorism. Iraq offensive to retake Fallujah from ISIS. ES104, 2016
 Brother's Keeper. Israel Defence Forces. ES92, 2014
 Bullrun. See The Holy Grail. Encryption security protocols of Internet broken by NSA and GCHQ. Feature. ES87, 2013
 Card Shop. Feature. Bureau sting operation leads to arrest of dozens of credit card fraudsters and user. ES80, 2012
 Catherine Wheel. ES75, 2011
 Checkmate. CIA programme to out AQ operatives. ES16, 2003
 ChokePoint. US Coast Guard. ES30 2004/5
 Cleopatra. CIA. ES8, 2002
 Clockwork. NATA. (See also MV Gaul). (See MI6 operations in Arctic and Barents Sea). ES21, 2003
 Cold Rain. CIA hunt for AQ and OBL. ES14, 2002
 Cold Response. NATO. ES101, 2016
 Coldfeet. (Part II). Daring US Arctic operation to recover material from an abandoned floating North Pole Russian research base in 1962. ES81, 2012
 Coldfeet. Daring US Arctic operation to recover material from an abandoned floating North Pole Russian research base in 1962. ES80, 2012
 Compass. The Black Code Book and the Keys of Cairo. How the loss of a code book almost gifted Egypt to the Germans in WWII. Feature. ES90, 2014
 Condor. CIA mission in Chile. ES1, 2001
 Condor. ES96, 2015
 Cornflakes. ES97, 2015
 Courtship. CIA/FBI counter-intelligence effort targeting Soviets. ES8, 2002
 Creek Sand. (See AFRICOM). ES83, 2013
 Crevice. MI5. The fertiliser bomb plot. ES25, 2004
 Crevice. Operation. MI5/NSY ES40, 2006
 Crevice/Crevis. (Fertiliser bomb plot). ES72, 2011
 Crevice/Crevis. ES44, 2006
 Crevice/Crevis. Sentences handed down to AQ fertiliser bomb plot gang. Feature. ES48, 2007
 Crevis. ES100, 2015
 Crevis/Crevice. MI5 investigation.
 Crossbow. ES86, 2013 (See Image Interpretation. Feature) Tradecraft. ES86, 2013
 Crystal. MI5 in Northern Ireland. ES7, 2002
 Cumulus. Secret MOD project. Feature. ES4, 2001
 Cyanide. Israel attacks USS Liberty. ES16, 2003
 Damocles. ES84, 2013
 Danube. Counter ISIS - threat level predictor. ES96, 2015
 Danube. MI5-NSY Counter ISIS recruitment programme. ES100, 2015
 Decisive Storm. ES99, 2015
 Decoy. OSS. ES33, 2005
 Defenders of Friendship. Russia-Egypt exercise. ES106, 2016
 Desert Shield. (Iraq). ES72, 2011
 Desert Shield. See also Iraq Inquiry. Long running British inquiry into Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction concludes. Flawed Intelligence. Major Feature. ES104, 2016
 Desert Thunder. (Iraq). ES72, 2011
 Diver. Greek Intelligence and November 17 terror group. ES12, 2002
 Double Cross. British Intelligence. ES63, 2009
 Dragnet. MI5 sting nets BAE Systems worker Ian Parr in espionage attempt. ES14, 2002
 Dragonfly. MI5 counterespionage operation. ES17, 2003
 Dynamic Mongoose. ES97, 2015
 Eagle Claw. CIA rescue mission. (See US Embassy siege, Tehran). ES66, 2010
 Eagle Claw. ES73, 2011
 Eagle Claw. ES89, 2014
 Earnest Will. ES89, 2014
 Edgehill. See The Holy Grail. Encryption security protocols of Internet broken by NSA and GCHQ. Feature. ES87, 2013
 El Dorado Canyon. USAF/CIA. ES64, 2009
 Ellamy. Britain's part of America's Operation Odyssey Dawn - within Unified Protector - the overall NATO designation for Libyan operations. ES73, 2011
 Ellamy. British armed forces code-name for UK's fighting element in Libyan conflict. ES73, 2011
 Ellamy. ES100, 2015
 Ellamy. ES81, 2012
 Enduring Freedom. (Afghanistan). ES72, 2011
 Enduring Freedom. ES100, 2015
 Englandspiel (The match against England). Germany WWII. ES107, 2017
 Enormoz. KGB. ES16, 2003
 Falcon. US Marshals Service. ES41, 2006
 Famish. US expels Russian diplomats. ES1, 2001
 Fortitude. ES103, 2016
 Fortitude. ES75, 2011
 Fortitude. US/UK. Distraction operation. (See D-Day). ES58, 2008
 Four Winds. MI5 infiltration. ES66, 2010
 Fury of Melek Taus. ES100, 2015
 FUSAG. First US Army Group. See Spy Tradecraft. Counter Intelligence. The Secret World of. Part 3 (TC). Major tradecraft feature by Dr Chris Northcott. ES107, 2017
 Gallant Fox 06. Pentagon. ES41, 2006
 Gateway. The hunt for Osama Bin-Laden. ES1, 2001
 Geronimo. Code-word for the demise of Osama bin-Laden.
 Geronimo. ES100, 2015
 Ghost Stories. ES104, 2016
 Ghost Stories. ES76, 2011
 Ghost Stories. ES84, 2014
 Giraffe. DIA.
 Global Mercury. Movement of biological weapons throughout world. ES22, 2003
 Gold. CIA/MI6 joint operation to construct the Berlin Tunnel (telephone interception). ES58, 2008
 Gold. CIA-MI6 telephone tapping operation. Berlin. See also Spy Tradecraft. Counter Intelligence. The Secret World of. Part 3 (TC). Major tradecraft feature by Dr Chris Northcott. ES107, 2017
 Gold. ES96, 2015
 Gold. US name for operation Stopwatch. ES83, 2013
 Great Panjandrum. ES75, 2011
 Green Cloud. NYPD Counter Terrorism Division. ES54, 2008
 Groundbreaker. NSA. ES20, 2003
 GUNMAN. NSA. ES103, 2016
 Harmattan. French part of Operation Unified Protector - the overall NATO designation for Libyan operations. ES73, 2011
 Homing Pigeon. NSA. ES107, 2017
 Honey Badger. ES89, 2014
 Ilkrit and Biram. Munich Olympic Games massacre. 1972. ES86, 2013
 Immediate Response. NATO. ES58, 2008
 Imminent Thunder. Iraq, 1991. See also Counter Intelligence (Spycraft). ES106, 2016
 Inherent Resolve. Alliance of nations tackling ISIS. ES95, 2015
 Inherent Resolve. ES103, 2016
 Inherent Resolve. ES106, 2016
 Inherent Resolve. ES99, 2015
 Iraqi Freedom. Feature. The Lead up to War. ES17, 2003
 Ivy Bells. ES87, 2013
 Ivy Bells. Intercepting Soviet cables under ocean. ES65, 2009
 Joint Guard. UN support of Stabilisation forces - Bosnia-Herzegovina. ES72, 2011
 Julie. ES87, 2013
 Just Cause. (Targets Noriega regime). ES72, 2011
 Kathleen. Abwehr. (See Irish Intelligence). ES8, 2002
 Kratos. NSY terrorist response. ES35, 2005
 Large and Pivoting Dancer. MI5/New Scotland Yard. ES8, 2002
 Lemon-Aid. FBI. ES41, 2006
 Lighthouse. NYS. ES46, 2007
 Little H. MI6 and Heinrich Himmler. ES35, 2005
 Long Jump. German wartime plot to kill Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill at conference in Tehran. ES78, 2012
 Lydd. New Scotland Yard. ES92, 2014
 Madronna. MI5 in Northern Ireland. ES7, 2002
 Magician. ES77, 2012
 Magnesium. MI5/6 disruption operations across Europe against AQ. ES17, 2003
 Manassas. See The Holy Grail. Encryption security protocols of Internet broken by NSA and GCHQ. Feature. ES87, 2013
 Market Garden. WWII Allied operation. ES80, 2012
 Marlborough. SAS/Delta Force. ES37, 2005/6
 Mask. MI5 targeting of British Communists. See also CPGB. ES93, 2014
 Mason and the Kelly Group. MI5. (See David Kelly). ES25, 2004
 Mass Appeal. MI6 in Iraq. ES23, 2004
 Mass Appeal. MOD security and intel element. (See also Dr David Kelly). ES74, 2011.
 Medusa. NATO. ES43, 2006
 Merlin. ES97, 2015
 MHCHAOS. Secret CIA counter-terrorist programme in the 1960s. ES78, 2012
 Mincemeat. See Spy Sites. Spy locations used by agents in London in the run-up to the invasion of Europe. VE Day & The D-Day Spies. Feature. ES97, 2015
 Mobile. Canada's part of Operation Unified Protector - the overall NATO designation for Libyan operations. ES73, 2011
 Mockingbird. See the Fourth Estate. CIA ES94, 2014
 Nare and Liburna. MI5 sting against RIRA. ES70, 2010
 Neptune Spear. ES95, 2015
 Neptune Spear. See Osama bin-Laden. ES94, 2014
 Nettletip. NSY CTC. ES52, 2007
 Nexus. New York City security services. ES35, 2005
 Nexus. See New York City. Surveillance and Security 2016. ES105, 2016
 Nimble Archer. ES89, 2014
 Nimrod. ES75, 2011
 Nimrod. SAS operation to end 1980 Iranian Embassy siege.
 Noble Eagle. NORAD. ES54, 2008
 Nord Pole (North Pole). Germany WWII. ES107, 2017
 Ocean Shield. ES76, 2011
 Ocean Shield. Feature. International Pirates. Counter-measures against pirates and al-Qaida in and around the Horn of Africa. ES84, 2013
 Olympic Games. (See also Stuxnet virus). ES86, 2016
 Olympic Games. Stuxnet. ES106, 2016
 Olympic Games. US Strategic command cyber operation targeting Iran's nuclear facilities. ES82, 2012
 Orchard. ES98, 2015
 Osiris 2. Huge counter-terrorist exercise in London. ES20, 2003
 Overlord. ES75, 2011
 Overlord. Feature. ES56, 2008
 Overlord. Hampshire launch sites. ES100, 2015
 Overt, ES100, 2015
 Overt. MI5. ES43, 2006
 Overt. Trans-Atlantic Bomb Plot. Feature. CIA mischief revealed in National Geographic Channel documentary. ES74, 2011
 Package. MI5/NSY targeting animal rights' bomb plotters. ES1, 2001
 Paget. ES100, 2015
 Paget. ES34, 2005
 Paget. ES87, 2013
 Paget. NYS investigation into death of Princess Diana. ES32, 2005
 Paperclip. ES88, 2013
 Paraquat. See South Georgia. ES84, 2013
 Pastorius. WWII German Intelligence operation involving U-boats and agents targeting America. Feature. ES73, 2011
 Pathway. (See AQ Manchester to Abbottabad). ES74, 2011
 Pathway. ES100, 2015
 Pathway. ES86, 2013
 Pathway. ES96, 2015
 Pathway. MI5 intelligence gathered from coded e-mails reveals top AQ fixer behind plots to attack Manchester and New York City. ES68, 2010
 Pathway. MI5. ES62, 2009
 Paukenschlag. ES44, 2006
 Pawn Storm. Russian cyber attacks. ES103, 2016
 Phoenix. Vietnam War. ES39, 2006
 Pitsford. MI5 thwart AQ plot thwart worst potential attack since 9/11. ES84, 2013
 Podex. NYPD Counter-terrorist security services. (See biological attacks - New York City). ES35, 2005
 Praline. MI5/NSY CTC. ES58, 2008
 Praying Mantis. ES89, 2014
 Protective Edge. Israel - Gaza. ES107, 2017
 Protective Edge. Israel Defence Forces. ES92, 2014
 Red Coalition. ES76, 2011
 Red Wing. US Navy SEALs search and capture mission. 2005 - Kunar Province. ES73, 2011
 Restoring Hope/Renewal of Hope. Arab alliance against terrorism. ES99, 2015
 Rhyme. NSY CTC. (See Gas Limos Project). ES49, 2007
 Rockingham. MI6/Defence Intelligence Staff. ES23, 2004
 Rolling Tide. ES90, 2014
 Rosewood. CIA station in Germany extracts thousands of Stasi documents as Berlin Wall is torn down. ES2, 2001
 Rosewood. ES77, 2012
 Rosewood. Feature. Mirror of the Stasi, 1989. ES73, 2011
 Sabre. Serbian Intelligence foil coup d'etat by Milosevic followers. Feature. ES18, 2003
 Safeport. US Coast Guard. ES36, 2005
 Salt. Counter-terrorist operation in 2003, Manchester (See also death of Stephen Oake and AQ Manchester to Abbottabad). ES74, 2011
 Salt. MI5. (See the Ricin Man). ES33, 2005
 SAMBO. Simultaneous Auroral Multi Balloon Observations. Cold War sonar tracking and technology. ES103, 2016
 Samnite. MI5 sting nets RIRA operatives. ES10, 2002
 Sand Dollar. USAF and Navy. ES63, 2009
 Sandstorm. Joint MI6/CIA operation targets AQ. ES1, 2001
 Satanique. French Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior vessel operation. ES104, 2016
 Seagram. ES100, 2015
 Seagram. MI5. ES59, 2008
 SHADER. ES93, 2014
 Shake the Tree. Iraq and WMD.
 Shield. NSA. ES21, 2003
 Show of Force. Israel raid on PLO Tunis headquarters. ES82, 2012
 Soon. ES77, 2012
 Southwinds. NSA. ES107, 2017
 Spangle. Joint CIA-ISI-MI6. ES29, 2004
 Stellar Wind. NSA. ES60, 2009
 Stepford. MI5/NSY. ES39, 2006
 Still Steadfast. ES97, 2015
 Stopwatch. ES83, 2013
 Stopwatch. ES96, 2015
 Stopwatch. MI6/CIA. ES58, 2008
 Stopwatch. UK term for operation Gold. CIA/MI6 spy tunnel into East Berlin. Feature. ES18, 2003
 Storm. (Iraq). ES72, 2011
 Storm. NSA. ES21, 2003
 Sunatra. MI6/SAS ES91, 2014
 TELIC. British codename for its element in second Iraq war. ES104, 2016
 Thesis. MI5 - 7/7 response. ES34, 2005
 Thieving Magpie. NSA. ES107, 2017
 Thunderbolt. Mossad/IDF. ES58, 2008
 TICOM. British WWII SIGNALs research in Germany. ES88, 2013
 Tinkerbell. ES76, 2011
 Tracer. ES59, 2008
 Tracer. MI6/Naval Intelligence. ES47, 2007
 Tracer. Naval intelligence hero Dr Bruce Cooper dies in Gibraltar. ES74, 2011
 Tradewinds. USSOUTHCOM. ES104, 2016
 Trailblazer. NSA. ES20, 2003
 Tripwire. National Joint Terrorism Task Force. AQ countermeasures. ES27, 2004
 Tropic. CIA operations Far East. ES33, 2005
 Troy. ES76, 2011
 TRUST. Russia OGPU. (1921-1927). ES106, 2016
 Tube Alloys. UK atomic programme. ES64, 2009
 Tusker Sand. (See AFRICOM). ES83, 2013
 Uncritical. ES76, 2011
 Unified Protector. ES100, 2015
 Unified Protector. NATO designation for Libyan operations which began in 2011. ES73, 2011
 Unthinkable. See Secret BBC spy broadcasts. Legacy. Feature. ES99, 2015
 Uphold Democracy. (See Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti). ES72, 2011
 Urgent Fury. (Grenada). ES72, 2011
 Valkyrie. ES75, 2011
 Venona. ES16, 2003
 Venona. ES64, 2009
 Victory. MI6. (Cayman Island). ES16, 2003
 Wallflowers. Atomic bomb projects.
 Weeting. NSY investigation into cell phone hacking by journalists. ES73, 2011
 Weeting. NSY investigation into cell phone hacking by journalists. ES79, 2012
 Wrath of God. Mossad response to 1972 Munich Olympic massacre. ES68, 2010
 ZAPAD 99. Russia. ES2, 2001