Intelligence and Strategy: Selected Essays

Intelligence and Strategy: Selected Essays

by John Ferris
     
 

ISBN-10: 041536194X

ISBN-13: 9780415361941

Pub. Date: 07/19/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

John Ferris' work in strategic and intelligence history is widely praised for its originality and the breadth of its research. At last his major pioneering articles are now available in this one single volume.

In Intelligence and Strategy these essential articles have been fundamentally revised to incorporate new evidence and information withheld by

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John Ferris' work in strategic and intelligence history is widely praised for its originality and the breadth of its research. At last his major pioneering articles are now available in this one single volume.

In Intelligence and Strategy these essential articles have been fundamentally revised to incorporate new evidence and information withheld by governments when they were first published. This volume reshapes the study of communications intelligence by tracing Britain's development of cipher machines providing the context to Ultra and Enigma, and by explaining how British and German signals intelligence shaped the desert war. The author also explains how intelligence affected British strategy and diplomacy from 1874 to 1940 and world diplomacy during the 1930s and the Second World War. Finally he traces the roots for contemporary intelligence, and analyzes intelligence and the RMA as well as the role of intelligence in the 2003 Gulf War.
This volume ultimately brings new light to our understanding of the relations between intelligence, strategy and diplomacy between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 21st century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415361941
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/19/2005
Series:
Studies in Intelligence Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Lord Salisbury, secret intelligence and British policy toward Russia and Central Asia, 1874-18788
2"Indulged in all too little"? : Vansittart, intelligence and appeasement45
3Image and accident : intelligence and the origins of the Second World War, 1933-194199
4The British "enigma" : Britain, signals security and cipher machines, 1906-1953138
5The British army : signals and security in the desert campaign, 1940-1942181
6Intelligence, uncertainty and the art of command in military operations239
7NCW, C[superscript 4]ISR, IO and RMA : toward a revolution in military intelligence?288

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