Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond.pdf

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond.pdf


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 including iC* various undertakings from both sides in the Cold War, with emphasis on covert action and deception operations iC* controversial episodes involving Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Poland, and Afghanistan as well as numerous lesser known occurrences. iC* three Cold War spy profiles which explore the role of human psychology in intelligence work iC* the technological dimension iC* spies in fiction, film and television iC* developments 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.

Jefferson Adams is professor of European history at Sarah Lawrence College. His publications include Beyond the Wall: Memoirs of an East and West German Spy (ed., 1992) and Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence (2009). He is also the senior editor of The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

Abbreviations 1 Introduction 2 The Players 3 The Early Years 4 The Struggle Deepens 5 Three Profiles of Cold War Spies 6 Espionage in Fiction and Film 7 The Climax of the Cold War 8 The Aftermath Notes Glossary Chronology Suggested further reading Index


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