Historical dictionary of air intelligence by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

By Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

From the instant guy realized the way to ascend off the floor, the strategic importance of air intelligence grew to become obvious. This particularly new discipline_the first devoted air reconnaissance missions have been undertaken in 1870 through the siege of Paris whilst tethered French balloons have been hired to identify enemy positions and direct artillery fireplace onto them_has built at an mind-blowing pace. over the last century air intelligence has moved from harmful commentary balloons to micro-circuitry, which may ship photographs from a video digital camera fastened on a remotely-controlled car the dimensions of a hummingbird. The historic Dictionary of Air Intelligence relates the evolving heritage of the quickly advancing box of air intelligence. A chronology, an introductory essay, and cross-referenced dictionary entries at the organizations, brokers, operations, gear, tradecraft, and jargon of air intelligence make this reference as crucial because it is attention-grabbing.

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Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War's by Russell Miller

By Russell Miller

A colorful portrait of a celebrated, glamorous and bold guy who epitomized every little thing in regards to the lifetime of a secret agent — and was once rather very likely the muse for James Bond.

A prosperous attorney, debonair girls’ guy, consummate actor, and brave gambler, Dusko Popov performed the function of playboy one of the most sensible echelons of British society to turn into one in all Germany’s such a lot depended on spies. in truth, he was once one in all Britain’s such a lot profitable double brokers and, a few say, the foundation for James Bond.

With complete entry to FBI and MI5 files, in addition to inner most family members papers, his remarkable adventures can now learn authoritatively for the 1st time. Recruited by means of the Abwehr in 1940, 27-year-old Popov instantly provided his companies to the British. His code-name used to be Tricycle.

Throughout the conflict he fed the Germans with a continuing circulation of army “intelligence,” all vetted through MI5, and got here to be seen as their most vital and trustworthy agent in Britain. but if he was once ordered by means of the Abwehr to the us to document at the defences at Pearl Harbor, J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, did not heed his warnings, distrusting all spies and detesting Popov specifically whom he thought of to be a “moral degenerate.”

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In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story by John Stockwell

By John Stockwell

“[The usa’ target in Angola] used to be to not continue out the Cubans and Soviets yet to make their imperial efforts as expensive as attainable to turn out that, after Vietnam, we have been nonetheless in a position to reaction, despite the fact that insane. it's the tale that has been informed, and in notable and convincing element, via John Stockwell, the previous leader of the CIA’s Angola ‘task force.’ His publication shouldn't be neglected. due to the fact that strategic idea survives through ignoring event, it has a hugely expert curiosity in fending off debts resembling this. via an identical token, all who're alarmed in regards to the tendency towards such strategic pondering may still strongly welcome Mr. Stockwell’s book.” —John Kenneth Galbraith, New York assessment of Books

In seek of Enemies is way greater than the tale of the single warfare to be discovered while the CIA sought to recoup its status after the Vietnam debacle. although no American troops have been devoted to Angola, in simple terms “advisors,” many thousands have been spent, many millions died, and plenty of lies have been informed to the yankee humans, in waging a battle with out goal to American important pursuits and with no desire of victory.

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Time in the shadows : confinement in counterinsurgencies by Laleh Khalili

By Laleh Khalili

Detention and confinement—of either opponents and big teams of civilians—have develop into furnishings of uneven wars over the process the final century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and practitioners clarify this dizzying upward push of detention camps, internment facilities, and enclavisation through arguing that such activities "protect" populations. during this publication, Laleh Khalili counters those arguments, telling the tale of ways this proliferation of focus camps, strategic hamlets, "security walls," and offshore prisons has come to be.

Time within the Shadows investigates the 2 significant liberal counterinsurgencies of our day: Israeli career of Palestine and the U.S. struggle on Terror. In wealthy element, the e-book investigates Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay, CIA black websites, the Khiam criminal, and Gaza, between others, and hyperlinks them to a background of colonial counterinsurgencies from the Boer warfare and the U.S. Indian wars, to Vietnam, the British small wars in Malaya, Kenya, Aden and Cyprus, and the French pacification of Indochina and Algeria.

Khalili deftly demonstrates that regardless of the kind of incarceration—visible or invisible, offshore or inland, containing opponents or civilians—liberal states have regularly acted illiberally of their counterinsurgency confinements. As our strategies of warfare have shifted past slaughter to tricky platforms of detention, liberal states have warmed to the pursuit of uneven wars. eventually, Khalili confirms that as strategies of counterinsurgency were rendered extra "humane," they've got additionally more and more inspired policymakers to willingly decide to salary wars.

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Great Spies of the 20th Century by Patrick Pesnot

By Patrick Pesnot

Heroes to a couple, traitors to others, spies and intelligence officials proceed to fascinate and enthrall us with their talents to function secretly within the shadows. With those mini-biographies of twenty brokers of varied nationalities (including participants of the DGSE, KGB, CIA, MI6 and Mossad), Patrick Pesnot and 'Mr X' convey the reader as shut as attainable into the area of espionage, even though a landscape of intelligence history.

Among the easiest recognized of those brokers, the reader will locate Aldrich Ames, an American accused of spying for the KGB; Eli Cohen, the Israeli undercover agent top recognized for his espionage paintings in Syria and Klaus Fuchs, the German-born British agent who helped the USSR to fabricate its atomic bomb in 1949.

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Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National by Thomas Fingar

By Thomas Fingar

The US executive spends billions of bucks each year to minimize uncertainty: to observe and forecast every thing from the elements to the unfold of affliction. In different phrases, we spend handsome profit to expect difficulties, determine possibilities, and keep away from error. a considerable component of what we spend—over $50 billion a year—goes to the USA Intelligence Community.

Reducing Uncertainty describes what Intelligence group analysts do, how they do it, and the way they're stricken by the political context that shapes, makes use of, and infrequently abuses their output. specifically, it seems at why IC analysts pay extra awareness to threats than to possibilities, and why they seem to concentration extra on caution concerning the hazard of "bad issues" occurring than on delivering the enter precious for expanding the possibility of confident outcomes.

The publication is meant to extend public realizing of what IC analysts do, to elicit extra appropriate and positive feedback for development from open air the Intelligence group, to stimulate innovation and collaboration between analysts in any respect grade degrees in all businesses, and to supply a center source for college kids of intelligence. the main worthwhile element of this ebook is the in-depth dialogue of nationwide Intelligence Estimates—what they're, what it skill to claim that they symbolize the "most authoritative judgments of the Intelligence Community," why and the way they're vital, and why they've got such excessive political salience and symbolic significance. the ultimate bankruptcy lays out, from an insider's standpoint, the tale of the incorrect Iraq WMD NIE and its effect at the next Iran nuclear NIE—paying specific realization to the heightened political scrutiny the latter acquired in Congress following the Iraq NIE debacle.

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All the King's Men: The Truth Behind SOE's Greatest Wartime by Robert Marshall

By Robert Marshall

The tale of mystery carrier treachery within the moment international conflict. It describes how the top of MI6, piqued through Chruchill's developing of SOE as a rival sabotage and intelligence association, devised a capture, utilizing a double agent, Henri Dericourt, to break the complete of SOE's intelligence community in France. for this reason approximately 1,000 women and men have been arrested, 1000's of whom died in focus camps.

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Last Days of the Luftwaffe: German Luftwaffe Combat Units by Manfred Griehl

By Manfred Griehl

The top of the second one global battle in Europe was once an epoch of entire social, cultural and technological upheaval. within the realm of army and aviation heritage this era used to be innovative. The eclipse of the piston-engine, the advent of digital detection gear, rockets and airborne guns in formerly unknown amounts replaced the face of the air battle and prepared the ground for post-war advancements in aviation expertise. Many info of this significant section of the struggle remained hidden for a few years in top-secret records, yet during this interesting new historical past Manfred Griehl uses lately declassified resources, along his personal massive choice of images, to supply a clean examine the tale of the Luftwaffe. one of several facets he covers are the hot versions of Bf 109 and Fw one hundred ninety; the Me 262 jet aircraft; the institution of He 162 squadrons; Stukas and Fw a hundred ninety fighter-bomber operations at the jap entrance; Me 262 Blitzbombers within the West, the recruitment of 1928-born Hitler adolescence into the 2 hundred glider colleges; the expanding significance of remote-controlled air-to-air rockets; and the advance of heavy bombs, remote-controlled bombs, #96;atom bombs and Germanys chemical and bacteriological arsenal. Packed choked with attention-grabbing revelations - corresponding to the lifestyles of the real-life Luftwaffe kamikaze squadron - this meticulously researched and entirely illustrated e-book could be of curiosity to historian and fanatic alike. DEPOSITили

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