Spy Satellites and Other Intelligence Technologies That Changed History

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This book focuses instead on the central role that intelligence collection systems play in promoting arms control and disarmament. Graham and Hansen discuss the capabilities of technical systems and shed a much-needed light on the process of verifying how the world harnesses the proliferation of nuclear arms and the continual drive for advancements in technology.

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Overview

This book focuses instead on the central role that intelligence collection systems play in promoting arms control and disarmament. Graham and Hansen discuss the capabilities of technical systems and shed a much-needed light on the process of verifying how the world harnesses the proliferation of nuclear arms and the continual drive for advancements in technology.

University of Washington Press

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Editorial Reviews

The Historian

This very readable and comprehensive primer..will appeal to the general reader while offering important insights for students of the larger history of the Cold War as well..Graham and Hansen have made a contribution that every reader should consider.

Air Power History

The adage that 'good things come in small packages' certainly holds true for this book. At first glance, some readers might question whether so slender a volume has substantial value. Within the first dozen pages, however, most will recognize they are holding a real nugget.

Seattle Times

The big topic of this little book naturally raises a host of questions.

Studies in Intelligence

For those wishing to know how National Technical Means contributed to the end of the Cold War and to learn about the demands placed on them by the war against terror, Spy Satellites is an excellent place to start.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295986869
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. is chairman of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security in Washington, D.C. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for fifteen years and was President Clinton's special assistant for arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. Keith Hansen is consulting professor in international relations at Stanford University and has spent thirty-five years in US national security deliberations and strategic nuclear arms control negotiations.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert M. HuffstutlerPreface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction

1. To Verity or Not to Verify2. Soviet Secrecy Fuels the Arms Race and Inhibits Verification3. U.S. Efforts to Understand Soviet Military Forces and Capabilities4. Strategic Arms Control Legitimizes Space-Based Reconnaissance5. Intelligence Support to Arms Control Activities6. National Technical Means of Verification Takes Center Stage7. "National Technical Means" Goes Multilateral8. Monitoring the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction9. Conclusion

PostscriptAppendixesA. Glossary of Acronyms and TermsB. Texts of NTM Provisions in Arms Control AgreementsC. Chronology of Key U.S. Reconnaissance CapabilitiesD. U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System (USAEDS)E. CTBT International Monitoring SystemF. U.S. Intelligence Community

NotesBibliographyAbout the AuthorsIndex

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