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SKYFALL Review

SKYFALL Review By Author Piper Bayard & Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* SKYFALL marks the Golden Anniversary of the Bond series, and it’s raking in the serious gold—for good reason. In this 23rd Bond film, M and MI-6 are under attack, [...]

DOUBLE CROSS: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

DOUBLE CROSS – Review By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* I recently read and re-read DOUBLE CROSS by Ben MacIntyre, writer-at-large and associate editor of the Times of London. This is a remarkable book and I enjoyed it thoroughly. [...]

Mata Hari, Anna Chapman, and Booty Spies

Mata Hari, Anna Chapman, and Booty Spies By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* It’s a common saying that prostitution is the oldest profession. I wasn’t there so I can’t be sure, but if prostitution was the first paid profession, then [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VIII, Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

No Easy Day?

No Easy Day? By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* As most folks know by now, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 author “Mark Owen” will release “No Easy Day,” a first hand account of the Osama Bin Laden mission. I have not read [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past — Part III

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past — Part III By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* As an intelligence operative, I have a passion for history. If we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part II

Persian Empire, 490 B.C., map from United States Military Academy, West Point Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part II By Intelligence Operative Holmes As an intelligence operative, I have a passion for history because if we don’t understand [...]

Russia to Build Naval Base in Cuba: An Intelligence Perspective

By Intelligence Operative Holmes On Thursday, July 26, news outlets reported that Russia announced intentions to build military bases in Vietnam, the Seychelles, and Cuba. The source of the news was an interview given by Russian Vice Admiral [...]