MI5


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MI5

abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Military Intelligence, section five; a former official and present-day popular name for the counterintelligence agency of the British Government
Translations

MI5

[ˌɛmaɪˈfaɪv] n abbr (British) (=Military Intelligence 5) → DST f

MI5

(Brit) abbr of Military Intelligence, section 5 → MI5 m, Spionageabwehrdienst der britischen Regierung
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Declassified records from his office show while he was Taoiseach in 1997 he was told by loyalist paramilitaries that MI5 had ordered his murder.
The alleged details of the latest plot emerged as an official report into the terrorist attacks Britain suffered between March and June was released, showing that MI5 had intelligence that could have stopped the Manchester terror attack in May but, with the benefit of hindsight, did not correctly interpret it.
MI5 and police launched internal reviews to examine what was known about the perpetrators before the Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park atrocities.
MI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by bomber Salman Abedi, the Guardian newspaper reported.
Mr Corbyn will promise even greater resources to MI5, MI6 and GCHQ if he wins the election on June 8, swelling their ranks by a further 1,000 officers.
MI5 topped Stonewall's top 100 gay-friendly employers' list after the survey assessed its staff engagement, career development and other factors, (http://www.
DADDY He is the powerful mastermind who leads the MI5 team and is known only by his nickname.
Property developer Philip Kerr, a friend of drugs kingpin Curtis Warren, took MI5 to court over allegations he has been bugged and stalked.
Three of the men said they had been detained at foreign airports on the orders of MI5 after leaving Britain on family holidays last year.
Critique: The British security service commonly known as MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS; also known as MI6) focused on foreign threats, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI).
When they asked English teacher John Atkinson what real spies were like he suggested they write to MI5, never expecting a reply.