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Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century : Cass Series--Studies in Intelligence - Heike Bungert

Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century

Cass Series--Studies in Intelligence

By: Heike Bungert (Editor), Jan G. Heitman (Editor), Michael Wala (Editor), Nigel West (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9780714653952
Number Of Pages: 226

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This volume investigates the connection between intelligence history, domestic policy, military history and foreign relations in a time of increasing bureaucratization of the modern state. The issues of globalization of foreign relations and the development of modern, electronic means of communication are also discussed. With the de-classification of massive numbers of intelligence documents, particularly in the US and the former GDR, new insights into World War II and the Cold War are possible, for military and diplomatic historians as well as for cultural and political historians. Intelligence agencies were an indispensable tool for decision-making, for propaganda and for covert operations. What information was gathered and how it was linked to other relevant data reveals much about the mentality and perception of politicians and the military. This book sheds light on the domestic and social context in which intelligence organizations operated by comparing the workings of secret services in a democratic and a totalitarian regime.

List of Contributorsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xiv
Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Military and Civil Intelligence Services in Germany from World War I to the End of the Weimar Republicp. 1
Unresolved Issues of World War II: The Records Still Closed and the Open Records Not Usedp. 23
Ethnic Germans as an Instrument of German Intelligence Services in the USA, 1933-45p. 35
Pioneering Research and Analysis: The R & A Branch of the Office of Strategic Services and Its Legacyp. 58
The Role of Covert Operations in US Cold War Foreign Policyp. 68
The WRINGER Project: German Ex-POWs as Intelligence Sources on the Soviet Unionp. 83
US Intelligence, COCOM, and the Trade War During the Cold War, 1947-55: The French Problemp. 92
'A New Apparatus Is Established in the Eastern Zone'--The Foundation of the East German State Security Servicep. 113
US Intelligence and the GDR: The Early Yearsp. 128
The CIA's Berlin Operations Base and the Summer of 1953p. 147
The Early History of the Gehlen Organization and Its Influence on the Development of a National Security System in the Federal Republic of Germanyp. 159
The KGB and Germany: Some Thoughts by a Participant in the Eventsp. 167
Canada and the Intelligence Revolutionp. 176
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780714653952
ISBN-10: 0714653950
Series: Cass Series--Studies in Intelligence
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st May 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1