By Ephraim Kahana

Given the rivalries and suspicions triumphing within the center East, it's not spectacular that the majority of those states are very inquisitive about espionage and infiltration. With the extra chance of terrorism, nuclear guns, a wide U.S. army presence, and the Arab-Israeli clash, the result's an impressively busy intelligence undefined, proportionately better and extra vast than in such a lot different regions.

The Historical Dictionary of heart East Intelligence addresses intelligence matters within the sector from old heritage and the center a long time via glossy occasions, masking the decline of the Ottoman Empire, intelligence job within the center East in the course of and among the 2 international wars, and the interaction among colonial and native intelligence and counterintelligence corporations of the interval. It additionally offers the fairly new fundamentalist terrorist enterprises that experience had an important influence on diplomacy and at the constitution and deployment of intelligence, counterintelligence, and different protection organs within the center East this day. With a chronology, an introductory essay, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on vital occasions and key agencies curious about all features of intelligence accumulating and research, in addition to the biographies of key gamers, this can be an immense reference at the present state of affairs within the heart East.

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The general consensus of experts, as well as the conclusion of the intelligence community and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, was that Saddam infiltrated the group, but the two parties remained hostile to each other and did not establish a collaborative relationship. S. Senate Intelligence report questioned where and how AAnsar al-Islam received chemical and biological know-how, including ricin, botulinum, and possibly cyanide and equipment. ABBAS, TAHA. Born in Tikrit, General Taha Abbas al-Ahbabi was appointed by Saddam Hussein as the commander of the Iraqi Directorate of General Security (DGS) in 1996.

See also EGYPTIAN INTELLIGENCE; NASSER’S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS. ALMÁSY, LÁSZLÓ (1895–1951). Born into a noble family in the Austrian–Hungarian monarchy, Count László Almásy was a Hungarian aristocrat, pilot, and soldier. The lead character of The English Patient was based on his life.

Abdullah and his aides and agents were a source of information about the other Arab countries involved in the Palestine problem. The king 4 • ABDULLAH I was also on the payroll of the Jewish Agency for providing them with information. On 17 November 1947, as the conflict over Palestine entered the crucial stage, the contacts between the Jewish side and King Abdullah intensified. Abdullah held a secret meeting with Golda Meir (Myerson) as the representative of the Jewish Agency. The two leaders discussed the resolution to the partition of Palestine, which was then before the United Nations.

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