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The Norwegian Intelligence Service, 1945-1970 : Studies in Intelligence - Olav Riste

The Norwegian Intelligence Service, 1945-1970

Studies in Intelligence

Paperback Published: 31st October 1999
ISBN: 9780714644554
Number Of Pages: 336

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This work is the first history of a western intelligence service in the Cold War written by independent historians with full access to the archives of the service. The Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) during the Cold War is the result of a unique enterprise: for the first time a western intelligence service has opened its most secret archives from this period to two independent historians. After many more or less imaginative and often speculative books about the service we now have the real and thoroughly documented history of the build up of a network of Norwegian signals intelligence stations in the North, of border crossings by clandestine agents, of Norwegian merchant mariners' reporting from ports behind the iron curtain, of the intimate cooperation between the NIS and the secret services of the United States and other countries, as well as the establishment of a "Stay Behind" network. The book describes a service which grew from a handful of specialists in 1946 to a multifaceted organisation with a personnel of about one thousand by the end of the 1960s. The authors' assessment is that the NIS was "Norway's perhaps most significant contribution to the strength and security of the western alliance in this crucial period of postwar history.

List of Illustrationsp. vi
List of Mapsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviations and Glossaryp. xiii
Beginningsp. 1
Into the Cold War: Intelligence and Securityp. 13
Occupation Preparedness: 'Stay Behind'p. 34
Through the Iron Curtain: Humint and Photintp. 55
Comint: Communications Intelligencep. 84
Electronic Intelligence (1): The Air Force as Elint Pioneerp. 115
Electronic Intelligence (2): The Norwegian Intelligence Service Takes Overp. 146
Sound Waves in the Seas: BRIDGE/SOSUS/CANASTAp. 164
Monitoring of Nuclear Testsp. 191
Telemetry: Surveillance of Space, Missiles and Satellite Activityp. 212
'Sets of Professional Bargains': The Foreign Relations of the Norwegian Intelligence Servicep. 225
A State Within the State? Controlling the Intelligence Servicep. 235
The Uses of Intelligencep. 249
'Square Pegs in Round Holes': Organisation and Personnelp. 262
Final Act for Evangp. 273
Conclusionp. 287
Operations and Code-Namesp. 297
Mapsp. 302
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780714644554
ISBN-10: 0714644552
Series: Studies in Intelligence
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 31st October 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1