Failures security services
• The failures of intelligence services
Spy work is not very suitable for those who are looking for fame. Successful operations are carefully concealed so as not to give out information delivery channels and not to substitute operatives hiding failures more carefully, because each failure gives the enemy a huge amount of data, not to mention a serious blow to the reputation. However, the few swim out to the public failures raise serious questions not only professionalism, but also to the adequacy of the invisible Front fighters.
The murder of Fidel Castro
For 15 years, from 1960 to 1965, the CIA has taken as many as 12 attempts to eliminate Fidel Castro. Information about this appeared only in 1975, which of course angered the whole world: the United States for ten years with a straight face told of his own policy of non-interference, and now this. I must say that all attempts to murder the most looked strange. Fidel tried to eliminate underwater suit with poison, bird-killer, and even an exploding cigar. Feeling as if the CIA cartoons revised.
The US ambassador to the Yalta meeting (February 9, 1945) has received from the Soviet pioneers wonderful gift: a huge wooden panels depicting the American coat of arms. KGB experts know their job tight - the ambassador was known as a great lover of jewelry. He really hung little present in the office. And in 1952 when repairing panels fell and found that the "pioneers" are soldered to the microphone crafts, through which and listen to conversations.
top class Spies
In early 1942, Germany tried to land on the territory of the United States a group of 10 commandos. Whether the job went to the most careless, whether national straightness played a role, but the operation turned out a failure loud. Once in the country, the guys immediately recruited the first comer laborer, not even surprised at how easy it betrays an American home for $ 250. At the next meeting came the whole group of saboteurs. During the interrogation of the Germans loudly indignant duplicity damned traitor.
There is no aircraft
Spy plane of Francis Powers Soviet air defenses shot down a day after the public announcement of Eisenhower, assured that the US had never flown over Soviet territory. In the living, but rather frightened Powers intelligence services of America recognized the wayward meteorologist knows how to get on the plane the latest intelligence apparatus.
One photo from the magazine "Ogonyok" negated the many years of work of the Soviet KGB. In 1958, David Mitchell, a senior CIA analyst drew attention to the picture of the article about Soviet power. Comparing the data from the shared places to retouch photos, David was able to install the entire power supply circuit of the Ural region. This, in turn, allowed the Americans to fairly accurately find capacities uranium enrichment plants.