The Spy Cables Part 1

Secret documents, leaked from numerous intelligence agencies, offer rare insights into the interactions between spies.

Evidence that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu misled the United Nations lead news in a number of countries. The CIA’s desire to talk to Hamas; snooping on the head of Greenpeace; a plot to kill the head of the African Union; all grabbed global attention. In the first of two programmes, we assess the impact of Al Jazeera’s release of hundreds of classified documents – ranging from confidential to top secret – the widest-ranging leak of intelligence papers ever.