Friday, March 29, 2013

Keen Birdwatcher To Also Watch Terrorists, Spies And Criminals As He Becomes Head Of MI5

The British newspaper the Telegraph announced that Anthony Parker would be the new head of MI5.

Andrew Parker, a keen bird watcher, was named as the new Director General of MI5 and will take over at the security service when Sir Jonathan Evans steps down next month.

He has been deputy director for the last six years but before that was responsible for combating international terrorism, especially Islamic fundamentalists.

His team's success, including foiling a plot to blow up transatlantic airlines with liquid bombs in 2006, led to him being promoted to number two in the service in 2007.

The appointment yesterday of Mr Parker, 50, was welcomed by security sources.

He is a career spy with 30 years service in MI5, which included work in the Middle East, counter espionage, Northern Ireland terrorism and serious and organised crime.

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To learn more about MI5 I suggest you read Christopher Andrew's The Defense of the Realm: The Authorized Official History of MI5.  

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