Intelligence: Hiding In Plain Sight


March 31,2008: Poland has commandos, and special intelligence agents from the SKW (Służba Kontrwywiadu Wojskowego), in Afghanistan. The SKW guys are experts at collecting information under difficult conditions, in hostile places. So SKW was right at home in Afghanistan. However, this operation was supposed to be secret. It was, except for the web site where one of SKW operators posted pix of him and his crew in Afghanistan. Friends of the SKW members then attached comments to these photos. Some of the pix showed SKW members dressed in Afghan attire, and with beards. Very undercover. For all the world to see. Eventually that included some people further up the SKW food chain. The site soon came down, as did the career prospects of the SKW people responsible for putting all that stuff on the web.


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