Author Archive | wtucker

Espionage in Gaza

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

“Next to penetrations (moles), defectors are your best weapon against alien intelligence services.” — William R. Johnson, Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad (2009)

Last week the Associated Press ran an interesting article on the clandestine war between Hamas and Israel. The article, “Widow of alleged Gaza spy reveals espionage war between Israel, Hamas” was expectedly light on information regarding the actual clandestine activities and only covered Israel’s approach to recruitment of human intelligence (HUMINT) sources in Gaza.

Continue Reading 0

NATO Kicks Off War Games in Ukraine

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

NATO began the Rapid Trident exercise in the Ukrainian city of Lviv located near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Forces participating in this years exercise number about 1300 from 15 NATO member and former East Bloc nations. The organization has held war games in Ukraine in the past, and NATO was quick to point out that the exercise was planned well in advance of the recent political turmoil in the east near the Russian border.

Continue Reading 0