Exploring Intelligence Archives: Enquiries into the Secret State [NOOK Book]

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If deception, deceit and manipulation are integral to the business of intelligence gathering - what are the implications for the historical record? Are intelligence archives themselves officially constructed to allow only manipulated histories?

This new book examines these questions and explores how various kinds of people involved in studying and/or practicing intelligence, view texts and issues from different perspectives. It shows how scholars have long sought to make use of ...

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Overview

If deception, deceit and manipulation are integral to the business of intelligence gathering - what are the implications for the historical record? Are intelligence archives themselves officially constructed to allow only manipulated histories?

This new book examines these questions and explores how various kinds of people involved in studying and/or practicing intelligence, view texts and issues from different perspectives. It shows how scholars have long sought to make use of relevant archives, but constraints on access to such sources have been considerable. With the end of the Cold War and other changes in official attitudes, more intelligence documents are now becoming available.

This is a fascinating new examination that shows how no document speaks entirely for itself, though some may be more eloquent or assertive than others. The interpretation of the archival record (as indeed the non-archival record) is at the heart of scholarship, and challenges in interpreting texts are generic problems for any researcher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134270163
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/11/2008
  • Series: Studies in Intelligence
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 11 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction: enquiries into the 'secret state' Peter Jackson Jackson, Peter 1

Notes 10

1 'Knowledge is never too dear': exploring intelligence archives R. Gerald Hughes Hughes, R. Gerald Len Scott Scott, Len 13

Notes 29

2 British SIGINT decrypts on the London Naval Conference, 1930 41

Overview: British signals intelligence and the London Naval Conference, 1930 Andrew Webster Webster, Andrew 41

Commentary: Communications intelligence and conference diplomacy, London, 1930 John Ferris Ferris, John 45

Commentary: The Japanese navy and the London Naval Conference Peter Mauch Mauch, Peter 49

Conclusions Andrew Webster Webster, Andrew 53

Notes 55

3 French military intelligence responds to the German remilitarisation of the Rhineland, 1936 59

Overview: A look at French intelligence machinery in 1936 Peter Jackson Jackson, Peter 59

Commentary: The military consequences for France of the end of Locarno Martin S. Alexander Alexander, Martin S. 80

Notes 86

4 The creation of the XX Committee, 1940 93

Overview: Deception and double cross Len Scott Scott, Len 93

Commentary: Deception and 'double cross' in the Second World War John Ferris Ferris, John 98

Notes 101

5 The creation of a Vietnamese intelligence service, 1945-50 103

Overview: The early development of Vietnamese intelligence services, 1945-50 Christopher E. Goscha Goscha, Christopher E. 103

Commentary: Establishing a North Vietnamese intelligence service David Marr Marr, David 116

Commentary: The development of Vietnamese intelligence Merle Pribbenow Pribbenow, Merle 119

Notes 122

6 The interrogation of Klaus Fuchs, 1950 123

Overview: SirMichael Perrin's interviews with Dr. Klaus Fuchs Michael Goodman Goodman, Michael 123

Commentary: An analysis of Sir Michael Perrin's interviews with Klaus Fuchs: comparative Soviet perspectives David Holloway Holloway, David 133

Notes 137

7 The CIA and Oleg Penkovsky, 1961-63 141

Overview: The espionage of Oleg Penkovsky Charles Cogan Cogan, Charles 141

Commentary: Penkovsky: a Western success story? Len Scott Scott, Len 143

Notes 169

8 American and British intelligence on South Vietnam, 1963 173

Overview: The US and Vietnam in 1963 Andrew Priest Priest, Andrew 173

Commentary: 'In the final analysis, it is their war': Britain, the United States and South Vietnam in 1963 R. Gerald Hughes Hughes, R. Gerald 183

Notes 206

9 British intelligence on the Arab-Israeli military balance, 1965 213

Overview: Between Suez and the Six Day War: Western intelligence assessments and the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1957-67 James R. Vaughan Vaughan, James R. 213

Commentary: Assessing the assessors: JIC assessment and the test of time Yigal Sheffy Sheffy, Yigal 216

Notes 240

10 A KGB view of CIA and other Western espionage against the Soviet Bloc, 1983 243

Overview: Western spying on the Soviet Union's military-industrial complex during the Second Cold War Paul Maddrell Maddrell, Paul 243

Commentary: Inside the Soviet Bloc in 1983 Matthias Uhl Uhl, Matthias 250

Notes 253

11 A conversation with former DCI William E. Colby: spymaster during the 'Year of the Intelligence Wars' Loch K. Johnson Johnson, Loch K. 255

Commentary: Loch Johnson's oral history interview with William Colby, and Johnson's introduction to that interview Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri 270

Notes 273

12 The Butler Report, 2004 277

Overview: The Butler Report as an historical document Peter Jackson Jackson, Peter 277

Commentary: The Butler Report Robert Jervis Jervis, Robert 309

Commentary: The Butler Report: a US perspective Loch K. Johnson Johnson, Loch K. 313

Notes 317

Index 323

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