30.06.2022 | Sabit ALABAŞ
The state, which is an actor responsible for providing security, has always attached great importance to intelligence in the establishing of security policies. Gathering, analyzing and executing the intelligence production process has been done in various ways and by various people throughout history. Sometimes this is done through spies, sometimes through people with religious authority. The importance of human intelligence, one of the branches of intelligence, in the course of security policies is great. Human intelligence played a major role in determining policies and eliminating threats during the National Struggle period. The activities carried out by Captain John Godolphin Bennett, are interesting. When Istanbul was under occupation, with the approval of the Istanbul Government, the Political Branch Unit of the General Security Directorate was placed under the command of Bennett himself. In this way he dismissed everyone who leaked information to his country and opposed the occupation of Istanbul, accused those he deems guilty regardless of their social position, and had them arrested and tortured. In this context, the aim of this study is to make a spy profile analysis by evaluating Bennett's biography, motivation, activities, biographical features, strengths and weaknesses within the scope of human intelligence.
Alabaş, S. (2022). A Spy Profile Analysis Within Human Intelligence: John Godolphin Bennet and his Activities in Istanbul. Journal of Intelligence Research and Studies, 1(1), pp.129-156, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/icad.5