Monday, December 29, 2014

UK SIGINT in Afghanistan

In a counterinsurgency environment Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) is extremely important. Many of the Coalition troop contributing nations deployed their own SIGINT units. Some units were 'national' assets while other units were 'tactical' elements. The United Kingdoms' Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), an intelligence and security organization, sent SIGINT equipment and personnel in Afghanistan to develop targeting information and for force protection purposes. Read more in "GCHQ ran string of front-line listening posts in Afghanistan", The Telegraph, December 28, 2014.

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