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Counter-Espionage
Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
refers to information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons or international terrorist activities, sometimes including personnel, physical, document or communications security programs.[1][2].
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Security Checkpoint
Civilian checkpoints or security checkpoints are distinguishable from border or frontier checkpoints in that they are erected and enforced within contiguous areas under military or paramilitary control. Civilian checkpoints have been employed within conflict-ridden areas all over the world to monitor and control the movement of people and materials in order to prevent violence.Contents1 Contemporary examples 2 Advantages 3 Effects of checkpoints 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksContemporary examples[edit]An Iraq Army soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Division, mans a checkpoint during Operation Red Light IIThough practices and enforcement vary, checkpoints have been used in:The former Yugoslavia
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Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard
(officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service
Metropolitan Police Service
(MPS), the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London. The name derives from the location of the original Metropolitan Police headquarters at 4 Whitehall
Whitehall
Place, which had a rear entrance on a street called Great Scotland Yard.[1] The Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard
entrance became the public entrance to the police station, and over time the street and the Metropolitan Police became synonymous
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War Office
The War Office[1] was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army
British Army
between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. Until 1855 a number of independent offices and individuals were responsible for various aspects of Army administration. The three most important were the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces, the Secretary at War and the Secretary of State for War
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Special Branch
Special
Special
Branch is a label customarily used to identify units responsible for matters of national security and intelligence in British and Commonwealth police forces, as well as in Ireland and the Royal Thai Police. A Special
Special
Branch unit acquires and develops intelligence, usually of a political or sensitive nature, and conducts investigations to protect the State from perceived threats of subversion, particularly terrorism and other extremist political activity. The first Special
Special
Branch historically recorded, or Special
Special
Irish Branch, as it was then known, was a unit of London's Metropolitan Police formed in March 1883 to combat the Irish Republican Brotherhood
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Richard Haldane
Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane, KT, OM, PC, KC, FRS, FSA, FBA (/ˈhɔːldeɪn/; 30 July 1856 – 19 August 1928) was an influential Scottish Liberal and later Labour imperialist politician, lawyer and philosopher. He was Secretary of State for War
Secretary of State for War
between 1905 and 1912 during which time the "Haldane Reforms" of the British Army were implemented. Raised to the peerage as Viscount Haldane
Viscount Haldane
in 1911, he was Lord Chancellor
Lord Chancellor
between 1912 and 1915, when he was forced to resign because of false allegations of German sympathies. He later joined the Labour Party and once again served as Lord Chancellor
Lord Chancellor
in 1924 in the first ever Labour administration
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Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG OM CH TD DL FRS RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As a Member of Parliament (MP), he represented five constituencies during his career. As Prime Minister, Churchill oversaw British victory in the Second World War. Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924 before joining the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. Born in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
to an aristocratic family, Churchill was the son of an English politician and an American socialite. Joining the British Army, he saw action in British India, the Anglo–Sudan War, and the Second Boer
Boer
War, gaining fame as a war correspondent and writing books about his campaigns
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Admiralty
The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty
Admiralty
and Marine Affairs,[1] was the government department[2][3] responsible for the command of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
first in the Kingdom of England, second in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964,[4] the United Kingdom and former British Empire
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Foreign Office
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide. It was created in 1968 by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office. The head of the FCO is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly abbreviated to "Foreign Secretary" (currently Boris Johnson, who took office on 13 July 2016)
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Imperial Germany
The German Empire
German Empire
(German: Deutsches Kaiserreich, officially Deutsches Reich),[5][6][7][8] also known as Imperial Germany,[9] was the German nation state[10] that existed from the Unification of Germany
Unification of Germany
in 1871 until the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II
Wilhelm II
in 1918. It was founded in 1871 when the south German states joined the North German Confederation. On January 1st, the new constitution came into force that changed the name of the federal state and introduced the title of emperor for Wilhelm I, King of Prussia
King of Prussia
from the Hohenzollern dynasty.[11] Berlin
Berlin
remained its capital. Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck
remained Chancellor, the head of government
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Mansfield Smith-Cumming
Captain Sir Mansfield George Smith Cumming, KCMG, CB (1 April 1859 – 14 June 1923) was the first director of what would become the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6. In this role he was particularly successful in building an imperial intelligence service.Contents1 Early naval career 2 Head of the SIS2.1 Pre-1914 2.2 World War I 2.3 Anglo-Irish War3 Portrayal in popular culture 4 See also 5 References 6 BibliographyEarly naval career[edit] He was born into a middle-class family. His father was the great grandson of John Smith (a director of both the South Sea Company
South Sea Company
and the East India
India
Company), the second son of Abel Smith (d.1756) the Nottingham banker. Smith joined the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and underwent training in Britannia at Dartmouth, Devon
Dartmouth, Devon
from the age of twelve and was appointed acting sub-lieutenant in 1878
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Vernon Kell
Major-General
Major-General
Sir Vernon George Waldegrave Kell KCMG KBE CB (21 November 1873 – 27 March 1942) was the founder and first Director of the British Security Service, otherwise known as MI5. Known as K, he was described in Who's Who
Who's Who
as "Commandant, War Department Constabulary".[2]Contents1 Early life 2 Military service 3 Intelligence service 4 First World War 5 Between the wars 6 Honours6.1 British 6.2 Other7 Popular culture 8 See also 9 Footnotes 10 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in 1873, Kell was the son of Major Waldegrave Kell of the 38th Foot
38th Foot
and his wife, Georgiana Augusta Konarska
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Basil Thomson
Sir Basil Home Thomson, KCB (21 April 1861 – 26 March 1939) was a British intelligence officer, police officer, prison governor, colonial administrator, and writer.Contents1 Early life 2 Colonial service 3 Writing career 4 Prison governorship 5 Metropolitan Police 6 The Hyde Park incident 7 Family 8 Footnotes 9 References 10 External linksEarly life[edit] Thomson was born in Oxford, where his father, William Thomson (who would later become Archbishop of York), was provost of The Queen's College. Thomson was educated at Worsley's School in Hendon
Hendon
and Eton College, and then attended New College, Oxford
Oxford
where a fellow undergraduate was Montague John Druitt, the man named as the prime suspect in the Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper
case by Chief Constable Melville Macnaghten in a Scotland Yard document dated 1894
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William Melville
William Melville (25 April 1850 – 1 February 1918) was an Irish law enforcement officer and the first chief of the British Secret Service Bureau.Contents1 Birth 2 Scotland Yard 3 Secret Service Bureau 4 Death 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksBirth[edit] William Melville was born son of a baker and publican in Direenaclaurig Cross, Sneem, County Kerry, Ireland
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Law Enforcement Organization
A law enforcement organization (LEO) is an organization of parties, either individuals or other organisations or both, associated with law enforcement, typically with some common interest. Law enforcement organization is broad term, and while it includes law enforcement agencies, when used typically, is meant to specifically include organisations other than law enforcement agencies. A law enforcement agency has powers, while other law enforcement organizations do not. Main article: law enforcement agency Law enforcement organizations other than law enforcement agencies may be:associations of personnel of law enforcement agencies at certain levels within their organizations law enforcement agency employee unions associations of law enforcement specialists, for example, forensic specialists, weapons and tactical specialists, evidence management and handling practitioners, specialist investigators such as fraud investigators or arson investigators community groups such as neighborh
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Federal Bureau Of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the US Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to/ both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.[3] A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.[4][5] Although many of the FBI's functions are unique, its activities in support of national security are comparable to those of the British MI5
MI5
and the Russian FSB
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