Secret Intelligence Service
More commonly, known as MI6, Britain's foreign intelligence service.
I/Ops (Information Operations)
Psychological warfare section of SIS.
- In early 1998, when British and American forces were preparing to attack Iraq if Saddam did not fulfil pledges on UN inspection of presidential sites, MI6 received or invented intelligence that there were Iraqi plans to smuggle Anthrax into Britain in bottles of duty free perfume and spirits. A CX report to that effect was passed to the JIC. It was nonsense but fitted into a pattern of disinformation. 
- In his controversial book being published in Russia, Tomlinson, according to book excerpts leaked to the Moscow press, said that in the early 1990s the editor of the Spectator was on MI6's books and provided cover for an agent named as Spencer who was put on the case of a young Russian diplomat, Platon Obukhov, in Tallin, the capital of Estonia.
- Tomlinson writes that Mr Lawson's MI6 identity was "Smallbrow". Mr Lawson was the editor of the Spectator from 1990-95 before moving to its sister publication, the Sunday Telegraph.
- Mr Lawson yesterday strongly denied both allegations. 
- MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Stephen Dorril, Touchstone, 2002, p.766
- MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Stephen Dorril, Touchstone, 2002, p.787
- Ian Traynor and Richard Norton-Taylor, 'provided cover for spies', The Guardian, January 26 2001.