Military Intelligence (Czech Republic)

Military Intelligence (Czech; Vojenské zpravodajství, abbreviated as VZ) is the military intelligence service of the Czech Republic with activities in such fields as Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Open Sources Intelligence (OSINT). The agency also procures intelligence from co-operation with two or more intelligence agencies at a time. While Military Intelligence activities are directed all around the world, most activities are focused on so called "crisis regions" such as the Balkans, the Middle East, AfghanistanPakistan, Commonwealth of Independent States and Africa. In the past, Military Intelligence has cooperated with several intelligence agencies such as Security Information Service, Office for Foreign Relations and Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Police of the Czech Republic, General Customs Directorate.[1]

Czech Military Intelligence also predicted the annexation of Crimea and development of Ukraine. Military Intelligence also reported that Russia is trying to change the internal political situation in post-Soviet states where the most successful change was in Ukraine.[2]

Military Intelligence
Vojenské zpravodajství
VZv
Agency overview
Formed1919
JurisdictionMinistry of Defence of the Czech Republic
HeadquartersPrague, Czech Republic
Minister responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Defense
Websitehttp://vzcr.cz

Director

The current director of Military Intelligence is Brigadier General Jan Beroun who was born in 1962. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, United States. He became director of Military Intelligence on 22 October 2014. He is skilled in English and a passive speaker of Russian.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Report on The Activities of Military Intelligence in The Year 2009 Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 5/02/2011.
  2. ^ Czech intelligence predicted Russian annexation of Crimea Archived 2015-04-01 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 2/04/2015.
  3. ^ Director of Military Intelligence - Colonel Jan Beroun, Retrieved 28/03/2015.
Emanuel Moravec

Emanuel Moravec (17 April 1893 – 5 May 1945) was a Czech army officer and writer who served as the collaborationist Minister of Education of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia between 1942 and 1945. He was also chair of the Board of Trustees for the Education of Youth, a fascist youth organisation in the protectorate.

In World War I, Moravec served in the Austro-Hungarian Army, but following capture by the Russians he changed sides to join Russian-backed Serbian forces and then the Czechoslovak Legion, which went on to fight on the side of the White Russians in the Russian Civil War. During the interwar period he commanded an infantry battalion in the Czechoslovak Army. As a proponent of democracy during the 1930s, Moravec was outspoken in his warnings about the expansionist plans of Germany under Adolf Hitler and appealed for armed action rather than capitulation to German demands for the Sudetenland. In the aftermath of the German occupation of the rump Czechoslovakia, he became an enthusiastic collaborator, realigning his political worldview towards fascism. He committed suicide in the final days of World War II.

Unlike some other officials of the short-lived protectorate government, whose reputations were rehabilitated in whole or in part after the war, Moravec's good reputation did not survive his tenure in office and he has been widely derided as a "Czech Quisling".

Military Intelligence (disambiguation)

Military intelligence is a military discipline that uses information collection and analysis approaches to provide guidance and direction to commanders in support of their decisions.

Military Intelligence may also refer to:

Military Intelligence (Czech Republic), military intelligence service of the Czech Republic

Military Intelligence (Pakistan), intelligence arm of the Pakistan Army

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