Skripal and Salisbury an infamous combination

Skripal and Salisbury an infamous combination It is now a year since Colonel Dr Alexander Mishkin and Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, traveling under the false identities of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, both members of the Russian Military Intelligence Service, the...

Santa hacked again

Santa hacked again - Grey Hare spies investigate the latest. In the run up to Christmas there are always incidents that bring joy, bring concern and bring worry.  HMS Big Lizzie returned to her home port after successful sea and air trials started last year just...

The Skripal Files

The Skripal Files by Mark Urban, a review by Philip Ingram MBE I am an intelligence and counter intelligence expert and have commanded a unit which had a specialist capability trained and deployed to monitor Russian (KGB and GRU) activities as well as others. I know...

The GRU is on the Ropes

The GRU is on the Ropes ****Updated 1230 on 04 Oct 18***** At one-minute past midnight on 4thOctober 2018 a statement came out from the British Government saying that the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) had “identified that a number of cyber actors widely known...

GRU and Salisbury, a more complete account.

GRU and Salisbury, a more complete account. Background It is not every day that a quiet little English city is caught in the grips of a story that would be a page-turner in any spy novel, where the readers would be sceptical that what was being written about could...

How to understand Jihad – read Nine Lives

How to understand Jihad - read Nine Lives a review by Philip Ingram MBE I am in a unique position to review this book for several reasons.  I was part of the NATO planning team preparing to take over from the United Nations in Bosnia and then deploying to do just that...

How did Dawn and Charlie get contaminated?

**Updated 19th July 2018** How did Dawn and Charlie get contaminated? I have been talking to a number of press outlets regarding how the detritus from the Skripal attack could have come to be in a position to contaminate and kill Dawn Sturgess and put her partner...

Salisbury and Novichok the truth and myth

Salisbury and Novichok the truth and myth Updated 07/0718 1645 by request for additional information As someone who commanded an intelligence unit with a capability for the covert surveillance of Russian intelligence operations, has studied organic chemistry related...

Storm in a QVIS Cup

Storm in a QVIS cup…. Updated 22 Jun 18 at 1700 hrs 'There's no such thing as bad publicity,' a phrase linked to the 19thcentury American circus owner Phineas T. Barnum, is clearly something still believed by some companies in their approach to marketing. However, it...

Kim and Donald, who got trumped?

Kim and Donald , who got trumped? The historic meeting in Singapore between Kim Jong Un the North Korean dictatorial leader and Donald J Trump the quoted leader of the free world is certainly raining more than one or two interested eyebrows around the globe today. Was...

Suicide is(nt) Painless

Suicide is(nt) Painless…. The poignancy of the lyrics to the opening theme tune to one of my favourite TV shows, MASH, is something I never thought I would realise personally but when you get to that moment, suicide is painless. In the UK we have just had Mental...