This collection of essays by leading experts seeks to explore what lessons for the exploitation and management of secret intelligence might be drawn from a variety of case studies ranging from the 1920s to the `War on Terror'.
Long regarded as the `missing dimension' of international history and politics, public and academic interest in the role of secret intelligence has continued to grow in recent years, not least as a result of controversy surrounding the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11 2001.
Intelligence, Crises and Security addresses a range of themes including: crisis management, covert diplomacy, intelligence tradecraft, counterterrorism, intelligence `overload', intelligence in relation to neutral states, deception, and signals intelligence. The work breaks new ground in relation to numerous key international episodes and events, not least as a result of fresh disclosures from government archives across the world.
This book was previously published as a special issue of Intelligence and National Security.
University of Wales, Aberystwyth University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
Learning from Intelligence History: Lessons for the 21st Century. Diplomatic Signalling and Intelligence during Crises: The Russo-Turkish War (1877-78), the Chanak Crisis (1922) and the Munich Crisis (1938). A Major Operation: The Clandestine Networks of the CIA in Western Europe. Britain and the Iraqi WMD Intelligence Failure. From Covert Diplomacy to Covert Action: Britain and the Yemen Civil War,1962-65. The Bush Administration and Iraq: The Mother of Intelligence Failures. The Western Secret Services, the East German Ministry of State Security and the Building of the Berlin Wall. Intelligence since Iraq: Overload in an Open-Source World. Lessons from the Shadows: The Once and Future History of Secret Intelligence? Response to Strategic Weakness: Egyptian Deception in the Yom Kippur War. Crisis Management in Colonial States: Intelligence and Counter-Insurgency in Morocco and Syria after the First World War. Counter-Terrorism in Holland: Radical Fundamentalists and the Present Threat. Intelligence and Neutrality: The Case of Switzerland. Conclusion