The Secret State

The Secret State

A History of Intelligence and Espionage

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WW Norton
Comprehensive and authoritative, The Secret State skillfully examines the potential pitfalls of the traditional intelligence cycle; the dangerous uncertainties of spies and human intelligence; how the Cold War became an electronic intelligence war; the technical revolution that began with the use of reconnaissance photography in World War I and during the Cuban Missile Crisis; the legacy of Stalin's deliberate ignoring of vital intelligence; how signals intelligence gave America one of its greatest victories; how Wikileaks really happened; and whether 9/11 could have been avoided if America's post-Cold War intelligence agencies had adapted to the new world of international terrorism.Authoritative and analytical, Hughes-Wilson searches for hard answers and scrutinizes why crucial intelligence is so often ignored, misunderstood, or spun by politicians and seasoned generals alike.From yesterday's spies to tomorrow's cyber world, The Secret State is a fascinating and thought-provoking history of this ever-changing and ever-important subject.
A ground-breaking history of intelligence—from its classical origins to the onset of the surveillance state in the digital age—that lifts the veil of secrecy from this clandestine world.

Baker & Taylor
A groundbreaking history of intelligence, from its classical origins to the onset of the digital-age surveillance state, shares authoritative insights into its role in major events and its misuse, uncertainties and vulnerabilities. By the author of A Brief History of the Cold War.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017, c2016
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781681773025
Branch Call Number: 327.12 HUG
Characteristics: xvii, 510 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.

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