Many people have read or seen the motion picture “Breached” in theaters. Many cases of espionage go unreported and under emphasized because they don’t affect the mainstream American society and the way we function. Yet these acts still have significant effects on a demographic of American citizens and on our countries national security. The espionage act this article evaluates involves Gerardo Hernandez a Cuban military intelligence officer. Who developed operated and recruited a Cuban Spy ring composed of Cuban national in the Miami area during the late 1990’s. Hernandez. Research states that his goal was disrupt Cuban nationals living in South Florida from the as early as 1992 to as late as 1998. On September 12, 1998 the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 10 operatives of the group “La Red Vispa” which translates to Red Wasp Network. They were charged with spying on US installations such as Mac Dill Air force Base and Anti Castro movements. They were charged with transmitting information to Cuba of military movements and exercises. The reasoning behind there actions was that they wanted to develop early warning channels to inform Havana of any impending military action against Cuba. Tis choose topic to shows that neighbors see US as the dominate force the hemisphere. They feel that they so how secure not through diplomatic dialogue rather committing act that we will view as hostile.
Military intelligence-is defined as a military discipline the focuses on gathering, analysis, protection, and dissemination of information about the enemy, terrain and military capabilities in the operations or theater of interest. Examples of military intelligence are US Air Force spy plane and satellite programs i.e. SR-71 spy plane, U.S Global Hawk UAV, AWAC planes. Agencies such as Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency provide military intelligence for war time operations.
Military intelligence differs from other types of espionage based on the use and availability of the Intel. Access to this Intel is highly limited and has global security implications. A breach can mean the difference in a military operation being successful and our country being vulnerable to attack. An example of this is that troop movements and positioning were leaked it could put hundreds of soldiers lives and billions of dollars of equipment in jeopardy. choose the case of the Danish hackers that attacked the weather Computers on pg (39). In 1993 the national Weather Service in Maryland detected that there systems were being hacked into by some outside source. This breach of security was important because air traffic controller around the national as well as shippers rely on this system to operate safely. The breach was tracked to MIT computers that were linked or established in Demark. Investigators worked together to thwart the hackers plan. This investigation not only saved many live but it showed how effective international police cooperation is and how effective it can be in solving crimes of transnational importance.