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Intelligence In War

Author : John Keegan
ISBN : 9781407064321
Genre : History
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From the earliest times, commanders have sought knowledge of the enemy, his strengths and weaknesses, his dispositions and intentions. But how much effect, in the 'real time' of a battle or a campaign, can this knowledge have? In this magisterial new study, the author of A History of Warfare goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about intelligence in war. Keegan's narrative sweep is enthralling, whether portraying the dilemmas of Nelson seeking Napoleon's fleet, Stonewall Jackson in the American Civil War, Bletchley as it seeks to crack Ultra during the Battle of the Atlantic, the realities of the secret war in the Falklands or the numerous intelligence issues in the contemporary fight against terrorism.

Intelligence In Warfare

Author : John Keegan
ISBN : LCCN:2002044828
Genre : Military intelligence
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Examines a series of historical wartime events to delineate the strategies and outcomes of each while linking the function of their intelligence operations, refuting perceptions that intelligence superiority is a key to war success

Britische Feindaufkl Rung Im Zweiten Weltkrieg

Author : Falko Bell
ISBN : 9783657784295
Genre : History
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Wissen über den Feind ist eine begehrte Ressource im Krieg. Diese Studie beleuchtet erstmals eingehend die Verwendung menschlicher Informationsquellen für die britische Kriegführung im Zweiten Weltkrieg.Von 1939 bis 1945 nutzten die Briten nicht nur entschlüsselte Funksignale, sondern auch eine große Anzahl von Personen als Informationsquelle, darunter Kriegsgefangene, Spione und Flüchtlinge. Diese sogenannte »Human Intelligence« verschaffte den britischen Entscheidungsträgern und Soldaten einen gewichtigen Vorteil im Kampf gegen das nationalsozialistische Deutschland. Anhand von drei Fallbeispielen, der Luftschlacht um England, der Abwehr der Vergeltungswaffen und der Einschätzungen zur deutschen Moral, wird die geheime Arbeit der britischen Feindaufklärung aufgedeckt. Falko Bell hat eine Vielzahl von Akten ausgewertet, die jahrzehntelang unter Verschluss waren, und eröffnet damit einen faszinierenden Einblick in die Arbeit von Nachrichtendiensten.

Der Niedergang Der Cia

Author : Robert Baer
ISBN : 3442152569
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The Rise And Fall Of Intelligence

Author : Michael Warner
ISBN : 9781626160477
Genre : Political Science
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This sweeping history of the development of professional, institutionalized intelligence examines the implications of the fall of the state monopoly on espionage today and beyond. During the Cold War, only the alliances clustered around the two superpowers maintained viable intelligence endeavors, whereas a century ago, many states could aspire to be competitive at these dark arts. Today, larger states have lost their monopoly on intelligence skills and capabilities as technological and sociopolitical changes have made it possible for private organizations and even individuals to unearth secrets and influence global events. Historian Michael Warner addresses the birth of professional intelligence in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century and the subsequent rise of US intelligence during the Cold War. He brings this history up to the present day as intelligence agencies used the struggle against terrorism and the digital revolution to improve capabilities in the 2000s. Throughout, the book examines how states and other entities use intelligence to create, exploit, and protect secret advantages against others, and emphasizes how technological advancement and ideological competition drive intelligence, improving its techniques and creating a need for intelligence and counterintelligence activities to serve and protect policymakers and commanders. The world changes intelligence and intelligence changes the world. This sweeping history of espionage and intelligence will be a welcomed by practitioners, students, and scholars of security studies, international affairs, and intelligence, as well as general audiences interested in the evolution of espionage and technology.

National Intelligence And Science

Author : Wilhelm Agrell
ISBN : 9780199360864
Genre : Political Science
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Intelligence is currently facing increasingly challenging cross-pressures from both a need for accurate and timely assessments of potential or imminent security threats and the unpredictability of many of these emerging threats. The essence of intelligence is no longer the collection, analysis, and dissemination of secret information, but has become instead the management of uncertainty in areas critical for overriding security goals.

Die Kultur Des Krieges

Author : John Keegan
ISBN : 3866478356
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Der Geheimagent Stephan Talty

Author : Stephan Talty
ISBN : 9780544035010
Genre : History
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“The book presses ever forward down a path of historical marvels and astonishing facts. The effect is like a master class that’s accessible to anyone, and Agent Garbo often reads as though it were written in a single, perfect draft.”—The Atlantic Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that changed the course of World War II. Posing as the Nazis’ only reliable spy inside England, he created an imaginary million-man army, invented armadas out of thin air, and brought a vast network of fictional subagents to life. The scheme culminated on June 6, 1944, when Garbo convinced the Germans that the Allied forces approaching Normandy were just a feint—the real invasion would come at Calais. Because of his brilliant trickery, the Allies were able to land with much less opposition and eventually push on to Berlin. As incredible as it sounds, everything in Agent Garbo is true, based on years of archival research and interviews with Pujol’s family. This pulse-pounding thriller set in the shadow world of espionage and deception reveals the shocking reality of spycraft that occurs just below the surface of history.

Strangers On A Bridge

Author : James B. Donovan
ISBN : 9783641188054
Genre : Fiction
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Die Hintergrundgeschichte zum großen Kinofilm „Bridge of Spies – Der Unterhändler“ Ostberlin 1962. An der Glienicker Brücke findet der Austausch zweier Topagenten statt. Verhandelt hat diese politische Sensation der New Yorker Anwalt James B. Donovan. In einem spektakulären Prozess bewahrte der Pflichtverteidiger den 1957 in den USA verhafteten sowjetischen Meisterspion Rudolf Abel vor dem Elektrischen Stuhl, da man ihn, so das Plädoyer, noch lebend brauche. Als ein U-2-Pilot über Russland abgeschossen wird, ist es so weit ...

102 Minuten

Author : Jim Dwyer
ISBN : 3492048897
Genre : Buildings
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Minutiös genauer Bericht über die letzten 102 Minuten im WTC vom Einschlag des 1. Flugzeugs im Nordturm bis zu dessen Einsturz, basierend auf zahlreichen Gesprächen und Interviews.

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