Secret Intelligence Service
An inquiry by an influential parliamentary committee found that the British government does not have a proper handle on the law regarding targeted assassinations outside of war zones.
US drone strikes, and their aftermath, play a crucial role in the struggle for Yemeni hearts and minds. We investigate one attack that injured five children and explain why the West is losing that battle to al-Qaeda.
A six-month VICE News investigation has uncovered how British intelligence agents worked covertly in Yemen for years identifying human targets for US drone attacks.
Following interviews with dozens of current and former British, American, and Yemeni officials, VICE News can reveal how UK intelligence was crucial in directing US drone strikes in Yemen.
Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, double agents who defected to Soviet Russia in 1951, have always been framed as slick operators. Newly released secret files show that perception is a far cry from reality.