Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight
     
 

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This is the first study to examine throughly the role of US, Soviet and Cuban Intelligence in the nuclear crisis of 1962 - the closest the world has come to Armageddon.

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This is the first study to examine throughly the role of US, Soviet and Cuban Intelligence in the nuclear crisis of 1962 - the closest the world has come to Armageddon.

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A collection of essays that examine the role and performance of American, Soviet, and Cuban intelligence communities in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Some of the contributing authors are scholars, while others offer insights based on their practical experiences as professional intelligence analysts during the crisis. The editors' introduction places the study in historical context. Three essays offer an empirical examination of the roles, activities, and assessments of the American, Soviet, and Cuban intelligence communications, focusing on the interplay between intelligence professionals and policy makers. The following two analytical essays concentrate on the organization and politics of intelligence, and on the cognitive and motivational explanations of Reagan's shift in Soviet policy. The editors' closing essay reflects on the implication of the foregoing essays, on evaluating intelligence performance, and on the theory and practice of intelligence assessment. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781135257811
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Studies in Intelligence
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
2 MB

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