• Electronic encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security


Author: K. Lee Lerner,Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787676889
Category: Electronic encyclopedias
Page: 432
View: 7502
Encyclopedia of espionage, intelligence and security (GVRL)

    • Electronic encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security: F-Q


Author: K. Lee Lerner,Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787676872
Category: Electronic encyclopedias
Page: 463
View: 1376
Encyclopedia of espionage, intelligence and security (GVRL)

    • Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence


Author: Rodney Carlisle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317471776
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 752
View: 1291
From references to secret agents in The Art of War in 400 B.C.E. to the Bush administration's ongoing War on Terrorism, espionage has always been an essential part of state security policies. This illustrated encyclopedia traces the fascinating stories of spies, intelligence, and counterintelligence throughout history, both internationally and in the United States. Written specifically for students and general readers by scholars, former intelligence officers, and other experts, Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence provides a unique background perspective for viewing history and current events. In easy-to-understand, non-technical language, it explains how espionage works as a function of national policy; traces the roots of national security; profiles key intelligence leaders, agents, and double-agents; discusses intelligence concepts and techniques; and profiles the security organizations and intelligence history and policies of nations around the world. As a special feature, the set also includes forewords by former CIA Director Robert M. Gates and former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin that help clarify the evolution of intelligence and counterintelligence and their crucial roles in world affairs today.


    • Electronic books

Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency


Author: W. Thomas Smith
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143813018X
Category: Electronic books
Page: 289
View: 1996
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the most fascinating yet least understood intelligence gathering organizations in the world

    • History

The Craft of Intelligence

America's Legendary Spy Master on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering for a Free World
Author: Allen Dulles
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1599215772
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 5484
If the experts could point to any single book as a starting point for understanding the subject of intelligence from the late twentieth century to today, that single book would be Allen W. Dulles's The Craft of Intelligence. This classic of spycraft is based on Allen Dulles's incomparable experience as a diplomat, international lawyer, and America's premier intelligence officer. Dulles was a high-ranking officer of the CIA's predecessor--the Office of Strategic Services--and was present at the inception of the CIA, where he served eight of his ten years there as director. Here he sums up what he learned about intelligence from nearly a half-century of experience in foreign affairs. In World War II his OSS agents penetrated the German Foreign Office, worked with the anti-Nazi underground resistance, and established contacts that brought about the Nazi military surrender in North Italy. Under his direction the CIA developed both a dedicated corps of specialists and a whole range of new intelligence devices, from the U-2 high-altitude photographic plane to minute electronic listening and transmitting equipment. Dulles reveals much about how intelligence is collected and processed, and how the resulting estimates contribute to the formation of national policy. He discusses methods of surveillance, and the usefulness of defectors from hostile nations. His knowledge of Soviet espionage techniques is unrivaled, and he explains how the Soviet State Security Service recruited operatives and planted "illegals" in foreign countries. He spells out not only the techniques of modern espionage but also the philosophy and role of intelligence in a free society threatened by global conspiracies. Dulles also addresses the Bay of Pigs incident, denying that the 1961 invasion was based on a CIA estimate that a popular Cuban uprising would ensue. This account is enlivened with a wealth of personal anecdotes. It is a book for readers who seek wider understanding of the contribution of intelligence to our national security.

    • History

Intelligence and Military Operations


Author: Michael Handel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135179344
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 2764
Traditionally the military community held the intelligence profession in low esteem, spying was seen as dirty work and information was all to often ignored if it conflicted with a commander's own view. Handel examines the ways in which this situation has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision maker is vital.

    • History

Honorable Treachery

A History of U.S. Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA
Author: G.J.A. O'Toole
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802192025
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 4757
A “splendidly written, impeccably researched, and perfectly fascinating” look at clandestine operations from colonial times to the Cuban Missile Crisis (The Washington Post Book World). We’ve always depended on intelligence gathering to drive foreign policy in peacetime and command decision in war—but that work has often taken place in the shadows. Honorable Treachery fills in these details in our national history, dramatically recounting every important intelligence operation from our nation’s birth into the early 1960s. Among numerous other stories, the book recounts how in 1795, President Washington mounted a covert operation to ransom American hostages in the Middle East; how in 1897, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s plans for an invasion of the United States were stopped by the director of the US Office of Naval Intelligence; and how President Woodrow Wilson created a secret agency called the Inquiry to compile intelligence for the peace negotiations at the end of World War I. From a Pulitzer Prize finalist who himself worked for the CIA, Honorable Treachery puts America’s use of covert intelligence into a broader historical context, providing a unique insight into the secret workings of our country. “O’Toole offers fascinating information generally unrecorded in traditional diplomatic and military histories.” —Library Journal

    • Political Science

Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence


Author: Jefferson Adams
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863200
Category: Political Science
Page: 580
View: 1307
No country can rival the sheer diversity of intelligence organizations that Germany has experienced over the past 300 years. Given its pivotal geographical and political position in Europe, Germany was a magnet for foreign intelligence operatives, especially during the Cold War. As a result of this, it is no wonder that during certain periods of history Germany was probably busier spying on its own citizens than on its enemies. Because of the Gestapo and the SS of Nazi Germany to the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic, the fear of domestic abuse by security agencies with police powers runs far deeper in German society than elsewhere in the West. The Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence presents the turbulent history of German intelligence through a chronology, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies and agents, the operations and equipment, the tradecraft and jargon, and many of the countries involved. No military reference collection is complete without it.

    • Political Science

Spy Book

The Encyclopedia of Espionage
Author: Norman Polmar,Thomas B. Allen
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 0375720251
Category: Political Science
Page: 719
View: 7805
The Spy Book uncovers the secrets and decodes the messages of the covert world of espionage. Over 2,000 entries on people, agencies, operations, and tools comprise this definitive work. Insiders Norman Polmar and Thomas Allen have unearthed files that have only recently been made available, including many from the KGB. This second edition includes the latest unveiled spies and situations, as well as new entries on the effects of espionage on literature, movies, television, and other media.

    • Political Science

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy


Author: Bruce A. Arrigo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483359964
Category: Political Science
Page: 1248
View: 1881
Although surveillance hit the headlines with revelations by Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency had been tracking phone calls worldwide, surveillance of citizens by their governments actually has been conducted for centuries. Only now, with the advent of modern technologies, it has exponentially evolved so that today you can barely step out your door without being watched or recorded in some way. In addition to the political and security surveillance unveiled by the Snowden revelations, think about corporate surveillance: each swipe of your ID card to enter your office is recorded, not to mention your Internet activity. Or economic surveillance: what you buy online or with a credit card is recorded and your trip to the supermarket is videotaped. Drive through a tollbooth, and your license plate is recorded. Simply walk down a street and your image is recorded again and again and again. Where does this begin and end? In all levels of social structure, from the personal to the political to the economic to the judicial, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy uncovers and explains how surveillance has come to be an integral part of how our contemporary society operates worldwide and how it impacts our security and privacy Key features include: Approximately 450 signed entries from contributors around the globe Further readings and cross-references conclude each article to guide students further as they explore a topic A Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad thematic areas

    • Reference

Espionage's Most Wanted™

The Top 10 Book of Malicious Moles, Blown Covers, and Intelligence Oddities
Author: Tom E. Mahl
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574884891
Category: Reference
Page: 300
View: 1551
In Espionage's Most Wanted™, readers will learn that America’s first spymasters included Benjamin Franklin and John Jay. Otto von Bismarck’s chief spy, Wilhelm Stieber, posed as an itinerant peddler and sold religious artifacts and pornography to enemy troops as a cover for collecting intelligence. During the cultural competition of the Cold War, the CIA helped popularize abstract expressionism by spending millions to promote the careers of artists such as Jackson Pollock. The East Germans once traded two captured West German agents for one dead East German agent. CIA officer E. Howard Hunt cleverly disrupted an intimate dinner meeting between Mexican Communists and a Soviet delegation by distributing party invitations to the general public. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the CIA employed psychics to “remotely view” places of interest in the Soviet Union. Espionage's Most Wanted™, chronicles 500 of the most daring spies, ingenious plots, bungled operations, and surprising facts about the history of espionage and intelligence from around the world. Its fifty lists include the top-ten intelligence agencies, master spies, traitors, spy gadgets, code-breaking coups, covert operations blunders, and colorful dirty tricks. History buffs and espionage enthusiasts will enjoy this irreverent but illuminating look at the world of spies and intelligence.

    • Political Science

Communicating With Intelligence

Writing and Briefing in the Intelligence and National Security Communities
Author: James S. Major
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461657628
Category: Political Science
Page: 444
View: 8311
Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty and students pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense; but it also has considerable value for working intelligence professionals who simply wish to hone their "rusty" writing or briefing skills. Designed to provide essential information regarding the preparation of written products or intelligence briefings, the book is divided into two parts. Part One, "Writing with Intelligence," contains material on reading intelligence publications and on the basics of writing in the intelligence profession. Part Two, "Briefing with Intelligence," deals with the fundamental principles of an intelligence briefing and includes information on gaining—or regaining—self-confidence behind the podium. Every chapter ends with exercises, many of which can be completed in the classroom to facilitate group activity or by an individual pursuing the study independently. Five appendixes provide additional information for quick reference and an annotated bibliography points toward further sources that can be used.

    • Political corruption

Defrauding America


Author: N.A
Publisher: Silverpeak Enterprises
ISBN: 0932438342
Category: Political corruption
Page: N.A
View: 324
Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations of the CIA, the DEA, and Other Covert agencies, worldwide, for the past 50 years. It is written by former federal agent Rodney Stich with input from dozens of former government agents and drug smugglers, including many CIA assets. The author has written over a dozen books on government intrigue, and has appeared as guest on over 3,000 radio and TV shows since 1978. More information can be found at www.defraudingamerica.com.

    • History

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Authorized Edition
Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393060416
Category: History
Page: 604
View: 1132
Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.

    • History

Ultimate Spy


Author: H Keith Melton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756668182
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 8297
Ultimate Spy Enhanced provides a unique opportunity to enter the secret world of espionage, revealing the stories of famous spies, recounting tales of famous spy operations, and showing an amazing range of spy paraphernalia. Throughout history, espionage has been used as a means of trying to gain advantage over the enemy. Ultimate Spy Enhanced outlines the early history of espionage. It then goes to examine key spying operations during the American Civil War, through both World Wars and the Cold War, up to the present day. This expanded edition includes a new section that looks in detail at post-Cold War spying activities, bringing the reader up to date with the rapidly evolving high-technology world of spying. Over the years, the author of Ultimate Spy Enhanced has amassed an incredible collection of spy devices, including concealed cameras, lock picks, suitcase radio, and assassination devices, many hundreds of which were shown for the first time in the original edition. For this new edition, a large number of new items are included, many never seen by the public before. They include laser listening devices, miniature satellite transmitters, new microdot cameras, and various spy cameras hidden in everyday objects, such as pens and key chains. Ultimate Spy Enhanced also includes information on how spies are chosen and recruited, the training they receive, and the tricks of the trade. A glossary explains abbreviations of important intelligence and security organizations and defines many common terms used in espionage.

    • Political Science

Counterintelligence Theory and Practice


Author: Hank Prunckun
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442219122
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
View: 4746
Counterintelligence Theory and Practice explores issues relating to national security, military, law enforcement, and corporate, as well as private affairs. Hank Prunckun uses his own experience as a counterintelligence professional to provide both a theoretical base and practical explanations for counterintelligence.