Secret U.K. Documents Left on Train by ProQuest


In yet another embarrassing flub involving highly classified documents and the British government, top-secret papers were left on a train in Britain not once, but two times in the same day. The first incident occurred on a London train going from the Waterloo station to Surrey. According to The Guardian, a senior security official left top-secret documents compiled by the government's joint intelligence committee detailing al-Qaeda activity in Pakistan and an assessment of Iraq's security forces. In January 2008, the Ministry of Defense was forced to contact the security agencies M15 and M16, as well as banks and individuals, after a government laptop was stolen from a car. It held the personal details of 600,000 Royal Navy, Royal Marine, and Royal Air Force recruits, and others who applied to join the services.

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