Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence by Nigel West PDF

By Nigel West

ISBN-10: 081085578X

ISBN-13: 9780810855786

Once dubbed espionage, the perform of intelligence hasn't ever been extra vital nor extra subtle than it really is this day. Its coming-of-age all started in the course of international conflict II, which observed the beginning of the workplace of Strategic companies (OSS) within the usa and the XX Committee to oversee the actions of double brokers in nice Britain, and through the chilly struggle, the place its fast technological advances perpetually replaced intelligence-gathering equipment. this day, with the transforming into obstacle for terrorism, intelligence is extra important than ever and is required not just by way of significant powers yet almost all nations. during this time of swap, it's necessary to give some thought to the evolution of intelligence, and the way good it really is coping at the present. That, between different issues, is the contribution of the Historical Dictionary of overseas Intelligence. writer Nigel West's moment contribution to the sequence incorporates a record of acronyms, a chronology, a bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries at the firms and brokers, the operations and kit, the tradecraft and jargon, and lots of of the nations concerned. No army reference assortment is whole with out it.

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