On July 11, the Bosnian Serbs captured the enclave Srebrenica. Thousands were executed. Claims were made that Western intelligence agencies had. , C. Wiebes and others published Intelligence and the war in Bosnia – The role of the intelligence and security services } Cees Wiebes. Get this from a library! Intelligence and the war in Bosnia, [Cees Wiebes] — “This book tries to answer these questions presenting in as much detail.

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Wie der Dschihad nach Europa kam: History Of The Americas. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Iranian and Afghan veterans’ training camps had also been identified in Bosnia. The official Dutch inquiry into the Srebrenica massacre, released last week, contains one of the most sensational reports on western intelligence ever published.

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The author spoke with more than intelligence officials from various countries. Removing light weapons from a conflict can be crucial to drawing it down. The report stresses that the US was “very closely involved” in the airlift. Account Options Sign in. Mojahedin fighters were also flown in, but they were reserved as shock troops for especially hazardous operations.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. His ‘The Hidden Hand: The broader lessons of the intelligence report on Srebrenica are clear. Page 1 – Jehuda L. Arms purchased by Iran and Turkey with the financial backing of Saudi Arabia made their way by night from the Middle East. Other books in this series. This book examines these questions presenting in as much It includes remarkable material on covert operations, signals interception, human agents and double-crossing by dozens of agencies in one of dirtiest wars of the new world disorder.


In return they secured safe passage for the Jewish population out of the besieged town of Sarajevo. How the UN can have good intelligence in the context of multinational peace operations is a vexing question. This conclusion reached by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation forms the basis for this book.

In both Afghanistan and the Gulf, the Pentagon had incurred debts to Islamist groups and their Middle Eastern sponsors. Wiebes reveals that the British intelligence services obtained documents early on in the Bosnian war proving that Iran was making direct deliveries.

Looking for beautiful books? In the spring ofwhen the CIA sent its first head of station to Sarajevo to liaise with Bosnia’s security authorities, the Bosnians tipped off Iranian intelligence. Or was it an intelligence failure?

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Selected pages Title Page. The volume of weapons flown into Croatia was enormous, partly because of a steep Croatian “transit wa. The author was granted full access to the top-secret archives of the Dutch services and the still classified UN archives. Those who were able to deploy intelligence power, including the Americans and their enemies, the Bosnian Serbs, were both able to get their way.

But the secret services of some states – including Israel and Iran – continue to be a major source of covert supply, pouring petrol on the flames of already bitter conflicts. Light weapons are the familiar currency of secret services seeking to influence such conflicts.

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Subsequently, the remaining population was perplexed to find that unexploded mortar bombs landing in Sarajevo sometimes had Hebrew markings. Bill Clinton and the Pentagon were keen to be seen as creditworthy and repaid in the form of an Iran-Contra style operation – in flagrant violation of the UN security council untelligence embargo against all combatants in the former Yugoslavia.


Rather than the CIA, the Pentagon’s own secret service was the hidden force behind these operations. Both the CIA and British SIS had a more sophisticated perspective on the conflict than the Pentagon, insisting that wifbes side had clean hands and arguing for caution. Foreign intelligence services gave him confidential briefings.

By playing down the possible risks, the Dutch cabinet was largely responsible for what proved to be an ill-conceived intelligence failure. The sentiments were reciprocated.

Popular passages Page 3 – Images of the Enemy: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This book examines these questions presenting in as much detail as possible the intelligence collected by the Western services in Bosnia. For five years, Professor Cees Wiebes of Amsterdam University has had unrestricted access to Dutch intelligence files and has stalked the corridors of secret service headquarters in western capitals, as well as in Bosnia, asking questions.

Later, in the Dayton Accords of Novemberthe stipulation appeared that all foreign forces be withdrawn.