In intelligence circles as well as in the popular imagination, Israel's external secret service's reputation for courage, derring-do, genius planning and resounding successes is also well deserved. The Mossad's many achievements are the stuff of legends, unfortunately stealing a bit of the thunder from the Shin Beth, Israel's internal secret service, and other special ops services.
Intelligence work requires a culture of acquiring and constantly updating this knowledge base that the successful intel analyst must draw upon. In that spirit, our monthly blog is devoted to bringing you some of this knowledge through those few stories that are true and verifiable.
They are few because, well, we're talking about the secret service after all... and dead men tell no tales.