Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond - The Making of the Contemporary World (Paperback)Jefferson Adams (author)
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Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected topic, strategic intelligence took on added significance during the protracted struggle of the Cold War.
In this accessible volume, Jefferson Adams places these important developments in their historical context, taking a global approach to themes includingvarious undertakings from both sides in the Cold War, with emphasis on covert action and deception operationscontroversial episodes involving Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Poland, and Afghanistan as well as numerous lesser known occurrences.three Cold War spy profiles which explore the role of human psychology in intelligence workthe technological dimensionspies in fiction, film and televisiondevelopments in the intelligence organizations of both sides in the decade following the fall of the Berlin wall
Supplemented by suggestions for further reading, a glossary of key terms, and a timeline of important events, this is an essential read for all those interested in the modern history of espionage.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
"A meticulous scholar, Jefferson Adams has written a detailed but fast-paced account of the evolution of strategic intelligence from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union and its aftermath. Although the book covers a wide spectrum of issues and deals with a long list of countries, Adams is such a fine writer that he retains the undivided attention of the reader. He is a leader in the field of intelligence studies."
Igor Lukes, Boston University
"Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond is a valuable contribution to the intelligence literature."
Hayden Peake in Studies in Intelligence
"It avoids inundating the student-reader with the trappings of an over-researched monograph and provides the professor's `take' on many Cold War events. . . . The book would make a fine supplemental reading in a course offering in-depth coverage of the Cold War but lacking the linkage to intelligence."
J. Ransom Clark, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
"All in all this easily read volume provides a substantive introduction. Even someone well acquainted with the subject is occasionally surprised."
Armin Wagner, Sehepunkte