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The Silent War - The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea (Paperback): John Pina Craven The Silent War - The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea (Paperback)
John Pina Craven
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Packed with the technological details and insights into military strategy that fans of Tom Clancy relish, The Silent War is a riveting look at the darkest days of the Cold War. It reveals, in gripping detail, the espionage, innovative high technology, and heroic seafaring the United States employed against the Soviet Union in the battle for nuclear and military supremacy. John Piņa Craven, who shared management responsibility for the submarine-borne Polaris missile system, captures the excitement and the dangers of the times as he recounts the true stories behind some of the century's most shocking headlines and reveals harrowing episodes kept hidden from the public.

Craven describes for the first time the structural problems that almost caused the destruction of the Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, and presents startling information about the race to recover a hydrogen bomb from the B-52 bomber that went down off the coast of Spain. In a report no fan of The Hunt for Red October will want to miss, he provides a fascinating, authoritative perspective on the Navy's reaction to the rogue Soviet submarine and its mission.

A major contribution to Cold War history and literature, The Silent War will appeal to military buffs and fans of nonstop adventure thrillers alike.

Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction - Defending the U.S. Homeland (Hardcover, New): Anthony H.... Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction - Defending the U.S. Homeland (Hardcover, New)
Anthony H. Cordesman
R1,642 Discovery Miles 16 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

There is a wide spectrum of potential threats to the U.S. homeland that do not involve overt attacks by states using long-range missiles or conventional military forces. Such threats include covert attacks by state actors, state use of proxies, independent terrorist and extremist attacks by foreign groups or individuals, and independent terrorist and extremist attacks by residents of the United States. These threats are currently limited in scope and frequency, but are emerging as potentially significant issues for future U.S. security. In this comprehensive work, Cordesman argues that new threats require new thinking, and offers a range of recommendations, from expanding the understanding of what constitutes a threat and bolstering Homeland defense measures, to bettering resource allocation and improving intelligence gathering and analysis.

No pattern of actual attacks on U.S. territory has yet emerged that provides a clear basis for predicting how serious any given form of attack might be in the future, what means of attack might be used, or how lethal new forms of attack might be. As a result, there is a major ongoing debate over the seriousness of the threat and how the U.S. government should react. This work is an invaluable contribution to that debate.

Cyber-threats, Information Warfare, and Critical Infrastructure Protection - Defending the U.S. Homeland (Hardcover, New):... Cyber-threats, Information Warfare, and Critical Infrastructure Protection - Defending the U.S. Homeland (Hardcover, New)
Anthony H. Cordesman
R1,421 Discovery Miles 14 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During the last two decades, the infrastructure of the U.S. economy has undergone a fundamental set of changes. It has steadily increased its reliance on its service sector and high-technology economy. The U.S. has come to depend on computers, electronic data storage and transfers, and highly integrated communications networks. The result is the rapid development of a new form of critical infrastructure--and one that is exceedingly vulnerable to a new family of threats, loosely grouped together as information warfare. This detailed volume examines these threats and the evolving U.S. policy response. After examining the dangers posed by information warfare and efforts at threat assessment, Cordesman considers the growing policy response on the part of various federal agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector. The changing nature of the threats is leading these actors to reassess the role they must play in critical infrastructure protection. Government at all levels, industry, and even friendly and neutral foreign governments are learning that an effective response requires coordination in deterrence, defense, and counterattack.

Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction - Defending the U.S. Homeland (Paperback): Anthony H. Cordesman Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction - Defending the U.S. Homeland (Paperback)
Anthony H. Cordesman
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

New threats require new thinking. State attacks involving long-range missiles or conventional military forces are not the only threat to the U.S. homeland. Covert attacks by state actors, state use of proxies, independent terrorist and extremist attacks by foreign groups or individuals-and even by residents of the United States-are significant issues for future U.S. security. In this comprehensive work, Cordesman offers a range of recommendations, from reevaluating what constitutes a threat and bolstering homeland defense measures, to improving resource allocation and sharpening intelligence. There is a wide spectrum of potential threats to the U.S. homeland that do not involve overt attacks by states using long-range missiles or conventional military forces. Such threats include covert attacks by state actors, state use of proxies, independent terrorist and extremist attacks by foreign groups or individuals, and independent terrorist and extremist attacks by residents of the United States. These threats are currently limited in scope and frequency, but are emerging as potentially significant issues for future U.S. security. In this comprehensive work, Cordesman argues that new threats require new thinking, and offers a range of recommendations, from expanding the understanding of what constitutes a threat and bolstering Homeland defense measures, to bettering resource allocation and improving intelligence gathering and analysis. No pattern of actual attacks on U.S. territory has yet emerged that provides a clear basis for predicting how serious any given form of attack might be in the future, what means of attack might be used, or how lethal new forms of attack might be. As a result, there is a major ongoing debate over the seriousness of the threat and how the U.S. government should react. This work is an invaluable contribution to that debate.

Secret Shadows of Yesterday (Hardcover): Bruce Stockdell Secret Shadows of Yesterday (Hardcover)
Bruce Stockdell
R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book tells of intelligence successes never before reported, each involving the author during a most unusual career spanning three wars. It gives first-hand accounts which counter the recent bad press received by fine intelligence organizations.

The Vietnam War - Confidential Files on the Siege and Loss of Khesanh (Paperback): Thomas Fensch The Vietnam War - Confidential Files on the Siege and Loss of Khesanh (Paperback)
Thomas Fensch
R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Khe Sanh remains to this day, an extremely controversial and emotional aspect of the war in Vietnam. The U.S. Armed Forces fought to defend Khe Sanh in early 1968 and then abandoned the base after a 77-day siege by the North Vietnamese. This book contains fromerly Top Secret messages to President Lyndon Johnson from National Security Advisor W.W. "Walt" Rostow, Gen. William Westmoreland and many others. The siege and loss of Khe Sanh is the tragedy of the war in Vietnam in microcosm.

Secrets of Signals Intelligence During the Cold War - From Cold War to Globalization (Paperback, annotated edition): Matthew M.... Secrets of Signals Intelligence During the Cold War - From Cold War to Globalization (Paperback, annotated edition)
Matthew M. Aid, Cees Wiebes
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In recent years the importance of Signals Intelligence (Sigint) has become more prominent, especially the capabilities and possibilities of reading and deciphering diplomatic, military and commercial communications of other nations.
This growing awareness of the importance of intelligence applies not only to the activities of the big services but also to those smaller nations like The Netherlands. For this reason The Netherlands Intelligence Association (NISA) was recently established in which academics and (former and still active) members of The Netherlands intelligence community work together in order to promote research into the history of Dutch intelligence communities.

The Vietnam War - Confidential Files on the Siege and Loss of Khesanh (Hardcover): Thomas Fensch The Vietnam War - Confidential Files on the Siege and Loss of Khesanh (Hardcover)
Thomas Fensch
R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Khe Sanh remains to this day, an extremely controversial and emotional aspect of the war in Vietnam. The U.S. Armed Forces fought to defend Khe Sanh in early 1968 and then abandoned the base after a 77-day siege by the North Vietnamese. This book contains fromerly Top Secret messages to President Lyndon Johnson from National Security Advisor W.W. "Walt" Rostow, Gen. William Westmoreland and many others. The siege and loss of Khe Sanh is the tragedy of the war in Vietnam in microcosm.

Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace (Hardcover, New): Gregory J. Rattray Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace (Hardcover, New)
Gregory J. Rattray
R303 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R24 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive analysis of strategic information warfare waged via digital means as a distinct concern for the United States and its allies. In the "information age," information systems may serve as both weapons and targets. Although the media has paid a good deal of attention to information warfare, most treatments so far are overly broad and without analytical foundations. In this book Gregory Rattray offers a comprehensive analysis of strategic information warfare waged via digital means as a distinct concern for the United States and its allies. Rattray begins by analyzing salient features of information infrastructures and distinguishing strategic information warfare from other types of information-based competition, such as financial crime and economic espionage. He then establishes a conceptual framework for the successful conduct of strategic warfare in general, and of strategic information warfare in particular. Taking a historical perspective, he examines U.S. efforts to develop air bombardment capabilities in the period between World Wars I and II and compares them to U.S. efforts in the 1990s to develop the capability to conduct strategic information warfare. He concludes with recommendations for strengthening U.S. strategic information warfare defenses.

Marching Orders - The Untold Story Of World War II (Paperback, Revised): Bruce Lee Marching Orders - The Untold Story Of World War II (Paperback, Revised)
Bruce Lee
R468 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R69 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Robert T. Crowley, an intelligence officer in World War II who later became a senior executive at the CIA, has called "Marching Orders" simply "one of the most important books ever published about World War II." At last available in paperback, the book reveals a host of previously untold stories about codes and codebreaking--including how the American breaking of the Japanese diplomatic Purple ciphers led to the defeat of Germany, as well as why America and England agreed to use nuclear weapons against Japan. Bruce Lee, who had access to 1.5 million pages of U.S. Army documents and 15,000 pages of the sometimes daily top-secret messages sent to Tokyo from Japanese diplomats stationed in Berlin and elsewhere, constructs the most complete history available on American codebreaking activity and its consequences. He concisely documents the extraordinary casualties both American and Japanese forces would have suffered in an invasion and occupation of Japan, demonstrating through intercepted secret communications between Japanese leaders that Tokyo was adamant in its refusal to surrender.

A Cross of Iron - Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 (Paperback): Michael J. Hogan A Cross of Iron - Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 (Paperback)
Michael J. Hogan
R866 R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Save R202 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Cross of Iron provides the fullest account yet of the national security state that emerged in the first decade of the Cold War. Michael J. Hogan traces the process of state-making through struggles to unify the armed forces, harness science to military purposes, mobilize military manpower, control the defense budget, and distribute the cost of defense across the economy. President Harry S. Truman and his successor were in the middle of a fundamental contest over the nation's political identity and postwar purpose, and their efforts determined the size and shape of the national security state that finally emerged.

Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards - U.S. Covert Action and Counterintelligence (Paperback, New Ed): Roy Godson Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards - U.S. Covert Action and Counterintelligence (Paperback, New Ed)
Roy Godson
R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Contrary to popular misconceptions and public branding as "dirty tricks," covert action and counterintelligence can have considerable value. Democracies, while wary of these instruments, have benefited significantly from their use, saving lives, treasure, and gaining strategic advantage. As liberal democracies confront the post-Cold War mix of rogue states and non-state actors, such as criminals and terrorists, and weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption, these clandestine arts may prove to be important tools of statecraft, and perhaps trump cards in the twenty-first century.

Godson defines covert action as influencing events in other parts of the world without attribution, and counterintelligence as identifying, neutralizing, and exploiting the secret activities of others. Together they provide the capability to resist manipulation and control others to advantage. Counterintelligence protects U.S. military, technological, and diplomatic secrets and turns adversary intelligence to U.S. advantage. Covert action enables the United States to weaken adversaries and to assist allies who may be hampered by open acknowledgment of foreign support.

Drawing on contemporary and historical literature, broad-ranging contacts with senior intelligence officials in many countries, as well as his own research and experience as a longtime consultant to the U.S. government, Godson traces the history of U.S. covert action and counterintelligence since 1945, showing that covert action works well when it is part of a well-coordinated policy and when policy makers are committed to succeeding in the long-term. Godson argues that the best counterintelligence is an offensive defense. His exposition of the essential theoretical foundations of both covert action and counterintelligence, supported by historical examples, lays out the ideal conditions for their use, as well as demonstrating why they are so difficult to attain.

This book will be of interest to students and general readers interested in political science, national security, foreign policy, and military policy.

The Decision to Attack - Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-Making (Paperback): Aaron Franklin Brantly The Decision to Attack - Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-Making (Paperback)
Aaron Franklin Brantly; Series edited by William W. Keller, Scott A Jones
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The debate over cyber technology has resulted in new considerations for national security operations. States find themselves in an increasingly interconnected world with a diverse threat spectrum and little understanding of how decisions are made within this amorphous domain. With The Decision to Attack, Aaron Franklin Brantly investigates how states decide to employ cyber in military and intelligence operations against other states and how rational those decisions are. In his examination, Brantly contextualizes broader cyber decision-making processes into a systematic expected utility-rational choice approach to provide a mathematical understanding of the use of cyber weapons at the state level.

Reflections on Espionage - The Question of Cupcake (Paperback, New Ed): John Hollander Reflections on Espionage - The Question of Cupcake (Paperback, New Ed)
John Hollander
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book-length poem by one of the major poets of our era is structured as a series of messages transmitted by a master spy to the director of spy operations and to a number of his fellow spies. The spy speaks of his own alienation and sense of purposelessness as a secret agent-a metaphor for a human existence committed to ordering, deciphering, and making sense of a world of random signs. First published in 1974, the book is now reprinted with a substantial introduction by the author that elaborates on the genesis of the poem, the literary figures who inspired some of the characters, the poem's reception, and other matters. Reviews of the earlier edition: "These poems can be read and admired for their fluidity, their wonderful diversity of significance. . . . Many delights."-Richard Poirier, Los Angeles Times "Hollander's arch and subtle long poem allegorizes the mirror closeness between raveller and unraveller."-George Steiner, New Yorker "Hollander explores with wit and virtuosity the pleasures of poetry (encipherment) and the trials of the workaday world (one's 'cover.') . . . A rich, intelligent poem . . . a special pleasure for those with an ear for allusions, parodies, and puns."-Library Journal

Secret Soldiers of the Revolution - Soviet Military Intelligence, 1918-1933 (Hardcover, New): Raymond W. Leonard Secret Soldiers of the Revolution - Soviet Military Intelligence, 1918-1933 (Hardcover, New)
Raymond W. Leonard
R1,808 Discovery Miles 18 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Leonard provides the first comprehensive history of the Red Army's Intelligence Directorate, known today as the GRU, from its inception during the Russian Civil War up to the rise of Nazi Germany in 1933. During these early years of Soviet Army intelligence, the GRU actively promoted Communism internationally through insurrection and partisan warfare. It became deeply involved in espionage in Western Europe, the United States, and Asia. Making extensive use of primary sources, many of which have only recently become available, Leonard completes a story that has until now been often inaccurate or simply confused.

The FBI-KGB War - A Special Agent's Story (Paperback, New edition): Robert J Lamphere, Tom Shachtman The FBI-KGB War - A Special Agent's Story (Paperback, New edition)
Robert J Lamphere, Tom Shachtman
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The names, we sometimes say, have been changed "to protect the innocent". As regards those agents in KGB networks in the U.S. during and following World War II, their presence and their deeds (or misdeeds) were known, but their names were not. The FBI-KGB War is the exciting, true (which often really is stranger than fiction), and authentic story of how those names became known and how the not-so-innocent persons to whom those names belonged were finally called to account. Following World War II, FBI Special Agent Robert J. Lamphere set out to uncover the extensive American networks of the KGB. Lamphere used a large file of secret Russian messages intercepted during the war. The FBI-KGB War is the detailed (but never boring) story of how those messages were finally decoded and made to reveal their secrets, secrets that led to persons with such now-infamous names as Judith Coplon, Klaus Fuchs, Harry Gold, and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

Understanding the Insider Threat - Proceedings of a March 2004 Workshop (Paperback, illustrated edition): Robert H. Anderson,... Understanding the Insider Threat - Proceedings of a March 2004 Workshop (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Robert H. Anderson, Richard Brackney
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Reports the results of a workshop on ensuring the security of information against malevolent actions by insiders in the intelligence community with access to sensitive information and information systems. Reports the results of a workshop on the problems of ensuring the security of information against malevolent actions by insiders in the intelligence community (IC) with access to sensitive information and information systems. Attendees discussed community system models, vulnerabilities and exploits, attacker models, and event characterization, and discussed databases that would aid them in their work.

Exploring Information Superiority, MR-1467-OSD - A Methodology for Measuring the Quality of Information and Its Impact on... Exploring Information Superiority, MR-1467-OSD - A Methodology for Measuring the Quality of Information and Its Impact on Shared Awareness (Paperback, New)
Walter L. Perry, David Signori, John Boon
R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The authors develop a mathematical framework for assessing how information is processed in a human world. Assessing how technology contributes to information superiority and decision dominance a major challenge, in part because it demands quantitative measures for what are usually considered qualitative concepts. The authors have developed a mathematical framework to aid these efforts. Additional work, such as data fitting, experimentation, linking decisions and actions, historical analysis, and gaming will further advance knowledge in this area.

American Intelligence And The German Resistance - A Documentary History (Paperback, Rev Ed): Jurgen Heideking, Christoph Mauch American Intelligence And The German Resistance - A Documentary History (Paperback, Rev Ed)
Jurgen Heideking, Christoph Mauch
R1,276 Discovery Miles 12 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Even paranoids have enemies. Hitler's most powerful foes were the Allied powers, but he also feared internal conspiracies bent on overthrowing his malevolent regime. In fact, there was a small but significant internal resistance to the Nazi regime, and it did receive help from the outside world. Through recently declassified intelligence documents, this book reveals for the first time the complete story of America's wartime knowledge about, encouragement of, and secret collaboration with the German resistance to Hitler?including the famous July 20th plot to assassinate the Fuehrer.The U.S. government's secret contacts with the anti-Nazi resistance were conducted by the OSS, the World War II predecessor to the CIA. Highly sensitive intelligence reports recently released by the CIA make it evident that the U.S. government had vast knowledge of what was going on inside the Third Reich. For example, a capitulation offer to the western Allies under consideration by Count von Moltke in 1943 was thoroughly discussed within the U.S. government. And Allen Dulles, who was later to become head of the CIA, was well informed about the legendary plot of July 20th. In fact, these secret reports from inside Germany provide a well-rounded picture of German society, revealing the pro- or anti-Nazi attitudes of different social groups (workers, churches, the military, etc.). The newly released documents also show that scholars in the OSS, many of them recruited from ivy-league universities, looked for anti-Nazi movements and leaders to help create a democratic Germany after the war.Such intelligence gathering was a major task of the OSS. However, OSS director ?Wild Bill? Donovan and others favored subversive operations, spreading disinformation, and issuing propaganda. Unorthodox and often dangerous schemes were developed, including bogus ?resistance newspapers,? anti-Nazi letters and postcards distributed through the German postal service, sabotage, and fake radio broadcasts from ?German generals? calling for uprisings against the regime.This is much more than a documentary collection. Explanatory footnotes supply a wealth of background information for the reader, and a comprehensive introduction puts the documents into their wider historical perspective. Arranged in chronological order, these intelligence reports provide a fascinating new perspective on the story of the German resistance to Hitler and reveal an intriguing and previously unexplored aspect of America's war with Hitler.

A Cross of Iron - Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 (Hardcover, New): Michael J. Hogan A Cross of Iron - Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 (Hardcover, New)
Michael J. Hogan
R1,995 R1,481 Discovery Miles 14 810 Save R514 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Cross of Iron provides the fullest account yet of the national security state that emerged in the first decade of the Cold War. Michael J. Hogan traces the process of state-making through struggles to unify the armed forces, harness science to military purposes, mobilize military manpower, control the defense budget, and distribute the cost of defense across the economy. President Harry S. Truman and his successor were in the middle of a fundamental contest over the nation's political identity and postwar purpose, and their efforts determined the size and shape of the national security state that finally emerged.

Planning War, Pursuing Peace - The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1920-1939, A Magiserial Five-Volume Study... Planning War, Pursuing Peace - The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1920-1939, A Magiserial Five-Volume Study (Paperback)
Paul A.C. Koistinen
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the years following World War I, America's armed services, industry, and government took lessons from that conflict to enhance the country's ability to mobilize for war. Paul Koistinen examines how today's military-industrial state emerged during that period-a time when the army and navy embraced their increasing reliance on industry, and business accelerated its efforts to prepare the country for future wars. Planning War, Pursuing Peace is the third of an extraordinary five-volume study on the political economy of American warfare. It differs from preceding volumes by examining the planning and investigation of war mobilization rather than the actual harnessing of the economy for hostilities; and it is also the first book to treat all phases of the political economy of wartime during those crucial interwar years. Koistinen first describes and analyzes the War and Navy Departments' procurement and economic mobilization planning-never before examined in its entirety-and conveys the enormity of the task faced by the military in establishing ties with many sectors of the economy. He tells how the War Department created commodity committees to carry on the work of World War I's War Industries Board, and how both military and industrial powers strove to protect their mutual interests against those seeking to avoid war and to reform society. Koistinen then describes the American public's struggle to come to terms with modern warfare through the in-depth explorations of the work of the House Select Committee on Expenditures in the War Department, the War Policies Commission, and the Senate Special Committee Investigating the Munitions Industry. He tells how these investigations alarmed pacifists, isolationists, and neo-Jeffersonians, and how they led Senator Gerald Nye and others to warn against the creation of ""unhealthy alliances"" between the armed services and industry. Planning War, Pursuing Peaceclearly shows how the U.S. economy was both directly and indirectly planned based on knowledge gained from World War I. By revealing vital and previously unexplored links between America's World Wars, it further illuminates the political economy of twentieth-century warfare as a complex and continually evolving process.

Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison (Paperback, Louisiana pbk. ed): Belle Boyd Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison (Paperback, Louisiana pbk. ed)
Belle Boyd; Introduction by Sharon Kennedy-Nolle; Foreword by Drew Gilpin Faust
R413 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R83 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1865, Belle Boyd's memoir of her experiences as a Confederate spy has stood the test of time and interest. Belle first gained notoriety when she killed a Union soldier in her home in 1861. During the Federal occupations of the Shenandoah Valley, she mingled with the servicemen and, using her feminine wiles, obtained useful information for the Rebel cause.

In this new edition, Kennedy-Nolle and Faust consider the domestic side of the Civil War and also assess the value of Boyd's memoir for social and literary historians in its challenge to our understanding the most divisive years in American history.

Cargo of Lies - The True Story of a Nazi Double Agent in Canada (Paperback): Dean Beeby Cargo of Lies - The True Story of a Nazi Double Agent in Canada (Paperback)
Dean Beeby
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

On a chilly autumn night in 1942, a German spy was rowed ashore from a U-boat off the GaspT coast to begin a deadly espionage mission against the Allies. Thanks to an alert hotel-keeper's son, Abwehr agent 'Bobbi' was captured and forced by the RCMP to become Canada's first double-agent. For nearly fifty years the full story of the spy case, code-named Watchdog, was suppressed. Now, author Dean Beeby has uncovered nearly five thousand pages of formerly classified government documents, obtained through the Access to Information Act from the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Department of Justice, the National Archives of Canada, and Naval Intelligence. He has supplemented this treasure trove with research among still heavily censored FBI files, and interviews with surviving participants in the Watchdog story. Although British records of the case remain closed, Beeby also interviewed the MI5 case officer for Watchdog, the late Cyril Mills. The operation was Canada's first major foray into international espionage, predating the Gouzenko defection by three years. Watchdog, as Beeby reveals, was not the Allied success the RCMP has long claimed. Agent 'Bobbi' gradually ensnared his captors with a finely spun web of lies, transforming himself into a triple-agent who fed useful information back to Hamburg. Beeby argues that Canadian authorities were woefully unprepared for the subtleties of wartime counter-espionage, and that their mishandling of the case had long-term consequences that affected relations with their intelligence partners throughout the Cold War.

From Hitler's Doorstep - The Wartime Intelligence Reports of Allen Dulles, 1942-1945 (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Neal H... From Hitler's Doorstep - The Wartime Intelligence Reports of Allen Dulles, 1942-1945 (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Neal H Petersen
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For three years during World War II, future Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles commanded the OSS mission in Bern, Switzerland. From Hitler's Doorstep provides an annotated selection of his reports to Washington from 1942 to 1945.

Dulles was a leading source of Allied intelligence on Nazi Germany and the occupied nations. The messages presented in this volume were based on information received through agents and networks operating in France, Italy, Austria, Eastern Europe, and Germany itself. They deal with subjects ranging from enemy troop strength and military plans to political developments, support of resistance movements, secret weapons, psychological warfare, and peace feelers. The Dulles reports reveal his own vision of grand strategy and presage the postwar turmoil in Europe.

One of the largest collections of OSS records ever published, these telegrams and radiotelephone transmissions from the National Archives provide an exciting account of the course of the European war, offer insight on the development of American intelligence, and illuminate the origins of the Cold War. They will interest diplomatic and military historians as well as specialists on modern Europe. This volume is almost unique as document-based intelligence history and serves as a badly needed bridge between diplomatic history and intelligence studies.

Signals Intelligence in World War II - A Research Guide (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Donal J. Sexton Signals Intelligence in World War II - A Research Guide (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Donal J. Sexton
R1,353 Discovery Miles 13 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1974 Frederick W. WinterbothaM's book "The Ultra Secret" disclosed the Allied success in breaking the German high command ciphers in World War II, and a new form of history began--the study of intelligence and its impact on military operations and international politics. This guide documents and annotates over 800 sources that have appeared in the past 20 years. It examines and evaluates primary and secondary sources dealing with the role of ULTRA and MAGIC in the Pearl Harbor attack, the battles of the Atlantic, Coral Sea, and Midway, and the campaigns in the Mediterranean, Northwest Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, as well as in the realm of espionage and special operations. It also covers sources on the Sigint and cryptanalytic programs of the Axis and neutral powers.

The book examines and annotates primary and secondary sources on the role of ULTRA and MAGIC in the Pearl Harbor attack, the battles of the Atlantic, Coral Sea, and Midway, and the campaigns in the Mediterranean, Northwest Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, as well as in the realm of espionage and special operations. It also provides details on sources concerned with Sigint and cryptanalytic programs of the Axis and neutral powers.

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