British officials said the intelligence to counter terrorist threats to keep secret
head of the British Military Intelligence John Ole Gunnar
BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) Hong Kong, “Sing Tao Daily”, British Military Intelligence (MI6) head Sawers (John Sawers) 28 for the first time a public speech, refers to the need to keep secret intelligence work, to meet the threat of terrorist attacks.
Sawers is the first public speech for over 100 years in charge of Military Intelligence, the code is “C”. His Thursday to a journalist in London to address groups that Military Intelligence must remain mysterious, its personnel to ensure the security of the United Kingdom plays an important role.
earlier, WikiLeaks (WikiLeaks) 400,000 copies of the U.S. Open website of confidential documents reveal the U.S. military in Iraq prisoner abuse and killing of innocents. , The global media have a lot of discussion, the need for intelligence agencies to keep secret. Sawers said on Thursday that secrecy is not a dirty word, even now do not need as mysterious as the Cold War, but still confidential intelligence information, to protect people from terrorist attack.
British Military Intelligence is responsible for overseas intelligence gathering. Global blockbuster movie “007″ starring James – Bond is played by MI6 agents. Military Intelligence has recently sought to improve transparency, for example, advertised in the British media, news director hired last month even first time a book detailing the history of MI6.
Sawers compared with the previous head of Military Intelligence, has not mysterious. He was appointed just last year, shortly after a newspaper published his vacation photos, those photos from his wife in “Facebook” site page. In the photograph, he was playing on the beach with the children. The Government subsequently informed the incident, his wife has gone from “face” to remove those pictures.